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Cobra gymnasts claim 26 titles at Vermont State Championship

Photo courtesy Cobra Gymnastics

Eliza Dopkins

This past weekend 42 girls on the Cobra gymnastics team competed in the Vermont State Meet at Bellows Falls Union High School.  Nine teams from Vermont competed.

“The girls proved that diligence, team support and patience really pays off.  They’ve all committed to their goals this season; I am very proud of their efforts and accomplishments,” said owner and head coach, Shelby Collett.

The highlights of the meet include record setting scores from Pippa Shaw of Bridgewater Corners (Silver team, 9.6 vault), Ali Usher of West Rutland (Gold team, 9.8 floor) and Maleah Jones of Rutland (Level 7 team, 9.725 beam and 9.775 floor). The top nine girls of each level, regardless of age, qualify for the Regional Championships. Girls who achieved this honor include:

Pippa Shaw and Maisha Hendrickson of Rutland – Silver All-Star Team.

Tayah Fuller of Poultney – Platinum Regional Team

Sierra McDermott of – Platinum All-Star Team

Caitlyn Giffin of Shrewsbury – Gold Regional Team

Maleah Jones – Level 7 Regional Team

McKenna Green of Rutland – Level 7 All-Star Team

State Champions and Team Awards results:

Silver team – 3rd place (112.5)

Pippa Shaw, Vault 9.6

Maisha Hendrickson, Vault (9.3), Bars (9.2), Beam (9.4), Floor (9.45) AA (37.35)

Gold team – 2nd place (111.55)

Ali Usher, Floor (9.8)

Caitlyn Giffin, Beam (9.4)

Elianna Carman of Proctor, Beam (9.05)

Eliza Dopkins of Arlington, Vault (9.0), Floor (9.525) AA (36.425)

Pernilla Borgia of Winhall, Bars (9.45)

Tayah Fuller, Platinum Vault (8.8), Bars (8.75), Beam (9.075), Floor (9.575) AA (36.2)

Sierra McDermott, Platinum Vault (9.175) Floor (9.55)

Level 6 – 3rd place (109.45)   

Level 7 – 3rd place (109.05)

Maleah Jones, Beam (9.725) Floor (9.775)

McKenna Greene, Beam (9.35)

Bronze team – 3rd (111.625)

Anya Aguilar Wolf of Rutland, Vault (9.3), Floor (9.45), AA (36.925)

Chloe Ellison of Rutland, Floor (9.6)

Sierra Murray of Rutland, Floor (9.5)

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