Rye Gymnasts shine at YMCA Regional Championships

The Rye YMCA gymnastic team traveled to Readfield, Maine on May 20 to compete at the 2019 Northeast Regional YMCA Gymnastics Championships.Seventeen gymnasts competed with approximately 400 other competitors. The Rye Y’s Xcel Silver team placed 6th out of 24 YMCA teams.

Individual team members also brought home several medals:

Back Row: Sofia Steinmetz, Ryleigh Baumann; 2nd row: Sofia Frazier, Natalia Wright, Marissa Hamlet,
Felicity Crothall, Madison Hamlet
First Row: Kaitlyn Bentley, Tierney Baumann, Zara Khemlani & Grace Fadel

Xcel Silver

Natalia Wright: 1st place Vault 9.25, 1st place Bars 9.45, 1st place Beam 9.60, 1st  All Around 37.30
Ryleigh Baumann: 2nd place Vault 9.1, 1st place Bars 9.525, 5th place Floor 8.55, 3rd place All-Around 36.525
Zara Khemlani: 4th place Bars 9.25, 4th place floor 8.770
Tierney Baumann- 3rd place Vault 8.9, 4th place Bars 9.0, 4th place Beam 9.25, 5th place Floor 8.25, 4th place all around 35.50
Felicity Crothall: 4th place Vault 8.750, 5th place Bars 9.075, 5th place Beam 9.075
Sofia Steinmetz: 5th place Vault 8.70

Level 3
Kasie Gutherie: 3rd place Beam 9.425

Level 4
Haley Blackwell: 2nd place Bars 8.65

Other Scores
Level 3:
Anabelle Balagot: Floor 9.1
Lucy Prosser: Vault 9.6
Level 4:
Lily Dorfman: Vault 9.0

Xcel Silver:
Michelle Hamlet- Beam 9.175
Sofia Frazier- Vault 8.775

Madison Hamlet- Floor 8.0
Grace Fadel- Bars 8.95
Marissa Hamlet- Beam 9.025
Kaitlyn Bentley- Vault 8.3

Level 4: Haley Blackwell and Lily Dorfman

Anabelle Balago, Kasie Gutherie & Lucy Prosser

Michelle Hamlet


The Rye YMCA progressive gymnastics program, for ages 5 and up, teaches skills on the balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise and vault in a safe and nurturing environment.   The competitive team, pre-team and xcel teams holds tryouts on August 1. To learn more about Rye YMCA gymnastics program please visit www.ryeymca.org or call 967-6363, ext. 105.