The Region 3 Championships took place April 26-27, 2014 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., hosted by Oakland Rhythmics.


Level 7 Team
Isabel Schindler – NorthWest Rhythmic, Minnesota
Alyssa Shniper – RhythMix, Illinois
Patricija Ivanauskaite – Illinois Rhythmics, Illinois
Ekaterina Rodova – M&N Gymnastics, Illinois
Meryl Wang – Twin Cities Rhythmic, Minnesota
Julia Chen – M&N Gymnastics, Illinois
Selene Malench – Illinois Rhythmics, Illinois
Julia Goberman -M&N Gymnastics, Illinois

Level 8 Team
Victoria Urso – M&N Gymnastics, Illinois
Lily Avila – Illinois Rhythmics, Illinois
Daria Merkulova – RhythMix, Illinois
Marina Cridge – Indy Rhythmics, Indiana
Daria Gittsovich – Twin Cities Rhythmic, Minnesota
Zoe Avila – Illinois Rhythmics, Illinois
Dasha Kosack – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Kaitlin Longerbone – IGM Gymnastics, Minnesota

Level 9 Team
Molly Isley – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Anna Stepanova – IGM Gymnastics, Minnesota
Michelle Frenkel – RhythMix, Illinois
Karrine Denisova – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Joyce Chen – M&N Gymnastics, Illinois
Daria Baltovick – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Iryna Kidek – M&N Gymnastics, Illinois
Matylda Marszalek – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Jadie Marquardt – IGM Gymnastics, Minnesota

Level 7 All Stars
Gloria Davidova – Yaga Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Illinois
Alyza Gurovich – M&N Gymnastics, Illinois
Emily Wang – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Patricia Lee – Oakland Rhythmic Gymnastics, Michigan
Grace Kurtz-Nelson – Illinois Rhythmics, Illinois
Trisha Trinh – Twin Cities Rhythmic, Minnesota
Sarah Buonauidi – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois

Level 8 All Stars
Briana Dyadko – United Rhythmic Gymnastics, Michigan
Shelly Lifshitz – Illinois Rhythmics, Illinois
Kaite Zaborenko – RhythMix, Illinois
Nicole Goncharuk – IGM Gymnastics, Minnesota
Saruul Tsogtbayar – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois
Alexandra Shashkova – RhythMix, Illinois
Kate Danilov – North Shore Rhythmics, Illinois

Region 3 Junior Olympians and Level 9 athletes look towards competition:

    "I am so excited to be representing our region at the Junior Olympics. I am really looking forward to competing with the best Level 7’s from across the country. The thing I am most looking forward to is showing great focus along with stable body and apperatus technique. If I accomplish these goals then I will be pleased with the results. This competition will be such a great experience!"
    Isabel Schindler, NorthWest Rhythmic

    "My favorite part about going to JO’s is just having fun during the competition and watching the other girls."
    Patricia Lee – Level 7 All Star

    "I am excited for the national qualifiers because it is the last competition that I will attend as a competitor in my life. This is very important for me because I am going with my best friend, Sasha V., and my beautiful coach Irina. These two people mean a lot to me because they have giving both meaning to friendship and sportsmanship. Without them, I would have no place in rhythmic gymnastics. Also, I am very excited to compete in the Olympic training center because three words: Olympic training center!!! I can’t believe that I will compete with the best gymnasts and I hope to watch as many as I can, including the greats (Laura Zeng, Anastasia G., Jazzy Kerber, Rebecca Sereda, the list goes on and on). This will be one of the best experiences in my gymnastics history and I can’t wait to participate in one of the biggest gymnastics events this year!!!
    Michelle Frenkel – Level 9 Senior, RhythMix