Pictured from left are Michaela Kacmarski and Emilee Chiavetta at the Level 8 State competition.
Hamburg Gymnastics qualified two athletes to the Level 8 Region VI Championships on April 28 in Massachusetts and both Emilee Chiavetta and Michaela Kacmarski qualified for the state all-star team with all-around scores of 35.975 and 35.95, respectively. Kacmarski is the state vault champion with her 9.175 score on vault and she placed fourth in the all-around. Chiavetta took second on vault (8.9), fourth on bars (9.125) and captured third in the all-around.
In addition, Katheryn Dehlinger placed third on vault (9.35) and seventh in the all-around (35.35) for her age group. Anna Brady placed fifth on beam (8.825) and Amie Jordan received eighth for her vault (8.25), each in their respective age groups. The five-member Level 8 team placed 11th as a squad out of 22 clubs from throughout New York. Also from Hamburg Gymnastics, Alyssa Gardner qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Championships this May in Battle Creek, Mich. At the Level 9 Region VI Championships in Massachusetts, Gardner took fifth on vault (9.0), bars (9.3), and in the all-around (36.025). She placed in the top six in her age group to make the eastern national team. She is also the state uneven bar champion. The girls are coached by Melanie Janiga.