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Flushing Y gymnasts win YMCA state championship

On the women’s championship team was Liz Kotler-Albert, Angela Krsikapa, Alisa Krsikapa, Cassie Yue, Victoria Cannon, Janet Delgado and Alex Guiliani. The championship level is the highest level of competition in the YMCA.

In the senior division, Kotler-Albert won all four events (vault, bars, beam and floor) and the all around with a state record high of 38.40. Angela Krsikapa took home the silver medal on vault and fourth place on bars. Alisa Krsikapa finished fourth on the beam. Competing in the junior division, Delgado placed second and Guiliani place fourth on vaulting, and Cannon was fourth on bars and in the all around.    

Competing in the women’s developmental division (the second-highest level of YMCA competition) was Vashie Kissoon, Charlene Fosteris, Guilia Borriello, Maka Geller, Jessica Ruocco, Oriana So and Elanna Osdoby. Jessica Ruocco scored a personal best of 35.35 and finished first on beam, second on bars and third all around.

The Flushing Y had only one gymnast entered in the Prep division (a beginner optional level), Danielle Hargrove. She took home one silver medal (floor) and two bronze medals (bars and all around).

In the men’s optional competition, Kerry Roughan and Will Pichardo competed in the highest division, Level 1. Kerry took first on pommel horse, rings and vault, and Will won gold on floor, parallel bars, high bar and the all around. In Level 2, John Truskolaski made a clean sweep with gold on all six events and the all around.

Competing in Level 4, Gus Michailidis placed first on floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, high bar and in the all around. Not letting Michailidis win every gold medal in this division, DeRon McIntyre finished first on vaulting. Gordon Mok won six silver medals: floor, pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all around.

In the men’s compulsory competition, Christopher Cannon and Shawn Gellar competed at Level 6. Cannon finished first on pommel horse and all around, second on floor, rings, vault and parallel bars. Shawn won rings and parallel bars and finished second on pommel horse, high bar and all around.

In the Level 7 junior division, Lorenzo Laing finished first on every event and in the all around. Christian Rodriguez won the bronze medal on floor and pommel horse. Ben and Chris Yue competed in the Level 7 senior division. Ben Yue finished first on floor, parallel bars and high bar. Chris Yue won gold on pommel horse, rings, vault and all around.

For more information, please contact Damon Albert at 718-539-5223.

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