Region 5 wins 2019 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships Super Team title
posted on 05/12/2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 12, 2019 – Region 5 won the Super Team title at the 2019 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern have been determined at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla. A total of 16 champions – eight senior and eight junior – were crowned over the three days of the championships. The championships featured the nation’s top Level 9 gymnasts in the Regions 5-8.

Region 5 won the Super Team title with 49 points, edging out Region 8 by one point. Region 7 was third at 36 points, and Region 6 placed fourth (28 points).

The champions for each of the sessions are listed below. Click the links below for individual and region team results from that session.

  • May 10: Juniors 1 – Emerson Fisk of Valrico, Fla./Golden City Gymnastics, 37.725; Juniors 2 – Railey Jackson of Park Forest, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 38.100; Juniors 3 – Kennedy Brown of Odenton, Md./Win-Win Gymnastics, 37.900; Juniors 4 – JoJo Valahovic of Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Gymnastics World, 38.300; Juniors 5 – Breelyn Rickey of Florence, Ky./Perfection Gymnastics School, 37.650; and Juniors 6 – Jalyn Breedlove of Matthews, N.C./Perfect Balance Training Center, 38.125.
  • May 10: Regional Team champions: Junior 1 – Region 8, 149.675; Junior 2 – Region 5, 150.250; Junior 3 – Region 7, 151.450; Junior 4 – Region 8, 151.600; Junior 5 – Region 5, 150.350; Junior 6 – Region 8, 151.550
  • May 11: Juniors 7 – Taylor Dunn of Fishkill, N.Y./Eastern National Academy of Paramus, 37.650; Junior 8 – Juliet Horenziak of Montgomery, Ohio/Perfection Gymnastics School, 37.625; Senior 1 – Sofiya Whitehead of Waxhaw, N.C./Southeastern Gymnastics Center, 38.250; Senior 2 – Regan Flannery of Ortonville, Mich./Stars and Stripes Gymnastics, 38.275; Senior 3 – Nicole Lonski of Eden, N.Y./Hamburg Gymnastic Club, 37.875; Senior 4 – Bradleigh Bearden of Lakeland, Tenn./Gymstars Gymnastics, 38.050.
  • May 11: Regional Team champions: Junior 7 – Region 8, 150.275; Junior 8 – Region 5, 151.375; Senior 1 – Region 8, 150.825; Senior 2 – Region 8, 150.725; Senior 3 – Region 6, 150.850; Senior 4 – Region 8, 151.675.
  • May 12: Senior 5 – Valerie Huber of Lakeland, Fla./Golden City Gymnastics, 37.775; Senior 6 – Olyvia Galton of Lake Leelanau, Mich./Grand Traverse Bay, 37.725; Senior 7 – Melissa Maupin of Lake Mary, Fla./ACE Gymnastics, 37.825; Senior 8 – Alondra Maldonado of Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics, and Jenna Hartley of Glenview, Ill./Dreams Gymnastics Club Inc., 37.925.
  • May 12: Regional Team champions: Senior 5 – Region 8, 151.300; Senior 6 – Region 5, 150.025; Senior 7 – Region 8, 150.225; Senior 8 – Region 5, 150.425.

The Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships are the culmination of the Junior Olympic Level 9 competitive season. The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are two of USA Gymnastics’ championships events. Both championships feature the top seven gymnasts in the all-around in each age division from the respective regional championships and will have competition in 16 age divisions, which are determined by birth date.

The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Orlando Metro Gymnastics and Osceola Heritage Park are organizing the Eastern Championships, which features the top Level 9 gymnasts from USA Gymnastics Regions 5-8. The states that comprise each region are: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

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