Congratulations to our Dazzling Dozen! Twelve North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts will head to the USA National Championships next month, based on their performances at the National Qualifer held at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid May 19-21, 2017!
In the senior division, Camilla Feeley placed first and Lili Mizuno placed third. Viara Petkova and Milly Zhou made Level 10. For the junior division, Karinne Denisova placed first, Gergana Petkova third, Kate Danilov eighth and Matylda Marszalek tenth. Patricia Ivanauskaite and Nika Kononov made Level 10.
Laura Zeng and Evita Griskenas, who already qualified for the National Championships based on their current National Team rank, will join their teammates in Milwaukee in June.
Last Sunday was a "buongiorno" -- a good day -- for USA rhythmic national champion Laura Zeng, who won two bronze medals at the World Cup in Pesaro, Italy! She finished fourth in the all-around competition earlier in the weekend. NSR's Evita Griskenas
Sweet 19! Happy birthday to Jenny and Monica Rokhman, members of the Rio-bound USA senior national group!
It's a first! Until this weekend, U.S. rhythmic gymnasts had not finished in the top three in any events at a World Cup. But today NSR's Laura Zeng won two bronze medals in Minsk! Go, Laura! Congrats, too, to NSR's Camilla Feeley and to USA Group members Kiana Eide, Alisa Kano, Natalie McGiffert, Monica Rokhman, Jennifer Rokhman and Kristen Shaldybin.
Congratulations to our talented level 3's and 4's, who are leaping (and pirouetting) their way to the next level now! They finished up this season with a home meet, judged by former National Champions and World Team members Ava Gehringer (back, second from right) and Jazzy Kerber (back, second from left). Now they're ready to go to summer rhythmic camp, where they will learn new techniques and routines. Ava, Jazzy and coaches Dani Takova (back, far left) and Irina Korosteleva (back, far right) are so proud of all the girls!