Held State Meet in Saugus

THE YMCA Twisters gymnastics team has advanced to Regionals in CT. (courtesy photo)

SAUGUS— The Saugus YMCA Twisters Gymnastics Team hosted the 2023 YMCA State Championship Meet during the weekend of May 12th, which included over 350 gymnasts from across the region. Saugus YMCA Twisters team took home 200 medals and 46 individual trophies in the Tri State Championship to advance to regionals in Glastonbury, CT, from May 20-21, 2023.

The gymnasts who qualified advanced to Glastonbury, which draws more than 20 teams from the Northeast Region, including New York, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

YMCA of Metro North Twisters, located at the Gymnastics Center at the Saugus YMCA, took 8 All Around First Place Trophies including:

  • Olivia Pisani (Wakefield, MA) Level 3
  • Julia Rulison (Melrose, MA) Level 3
  • Lily MacEwan (Melrose, MA) Level 4
  • Olivia Ransome (Malden, MA) Level 4
  • Lara DeOliveiras (Everett, MA) Level 5
  • Anabelle Miller (Melrose, MA) Level Xcel Silver
  • Kyla Ziobro (Malden, MA) Level Xcel Gold
  • Gianna Stasio (Saugus, MA) Xcel Platinum

Melrose’s Julia Rulison scored a near perfect 9.9 score on the Floor Exercise.

The State Championship Meet had gymnasts from 10 different YMCA’s across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. They included: Allard Center, Hockomock, Keene, North Shore, Newport County, Middleboro, Ocean Community, South Shore, and Metro West YMCAs. In all, more than 375 gymnasts competed in the Tri-State Meet in Saugus.

“I am so proud of all of our Twisters team and coaches,” said Jen Simbhudas, Director of Competitive Gymnastics at the Saugus YMCA. “Hard work pays off and the results were proven at the Tri-State Meet. With motivation, perseverance and commitment to perfect routines, we are ready for regionals next week. I cannot wait to see how they perform.”