Marcov Sharp Gymnastics in Bellingham has won the 2016 Massachusetts Xcel Platinum State Championship. The championship competition, hosted by USA Gymnastics, took place March 12 at Hanover High School. Fifty-seven teams and 300 girls competed throughout the day.
The state champions started their winning ways in December. Taking home first place team awards across the state as well as in Florida at the Magical Classic. The girls had a dream season and ended it with the most important title State Champion. The girls are coached by Rodica, Nick and Paul Marcov. The team members are: seniors Amanda Rutkowski (Bellingham), Christina Goncalves (Hopkinton), Justine Sutherland (Medway), Mackenzie Gallant (Sherborn); Junior Megan Keith (Medfield); Sophomores Alexis Juszczyszyn (Franklin), Kyla Aldred (Franklin); Freshman Jessica Reno (Franklin); and 8th Grader Hannah Macomber (Franklin).
The girls didn't stop with just the team title, many earned individual awards. Out of all 300 competitors, Christina Goncalves earned 1st place All Around and Jessica Reno was 3rd All Around. Both girls will represent Massachusetts at the USA Gymnastics Regional Championships in May. Only the top 7 seven gymnasts in the state earn the opportunity to be on the State Team. Megan Keith also qualified to compete at the Regional Championships in the All Star Division.
Placement continued for the team where they earned individual medals on the four events: Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor and trophies for All Around. Christina Goncalves (1st All Around, Vault, Bars, Floor); Jessica Reno (1st All Around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor), Megan Keith (3rd All Around; 1st Beam; 3rd Bars); Alexis Juszczyszyn (2nd All Around; 1st Vault, Floor; 4th Bars); Mackenzie Gallant (6th All Around; 4th Bars); Amanda Rutkowski (7th All Around; 4th Bars); Kyla Aldred ( 4th All Around; 1st Beam); and Hannah Macomber (4th Floor).
Marcov Sharp Gymnastics is a year round gymnastics school that has both competitive teams and recreational programs. They are located at 260 Maple Street in Bellingham and information can be obtained on their website marcovsharp.com or by calling 508-966-3808.
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