It has been a generation since Vermont sent a contingent to the Level V boys regional gymnastics meet, which took place April 5-7 at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. this year. Evan Trombley, age 12, of Shelburne won the Level V state All-Around title and the right to lead two of his teammates, Max Heide, age 10, and Liam Quinlan, age 14, to the meet where he competed against the best gymnasts in New England. Each of the boys had to score a minimum of 55 points across six events (floor, vault, rings, high bar, pommel horse, and parallel bars) to qualify. Trombley qualified with a score of 62.7, while Heide scored a 59.8, and Quinlan came in with a solid 56.2. The team, including Luke Fitzgerald and Kai Bataille, won the state Level V title.
The Green Mountain Gymnastics (GMG) Level IV boys team also won their state championship with a strong performances from Shelburne resident Will Noonan. The level IV U8 state title was won by Myles Meehan and included standout performances from Ben Fox and J. Finn Riely. John Hoza-Frederick finished second in the U10 division with Jett Barbic in third.
Coaches Bob Abbot and Stefan Hruska were thrilled with the performance of the team and the growth in interest in boys gymnastics across the state. Teams traveled from Waterbury, St. Johnsbury, Bellows Falls, and Williston. GMG offers a wide array of opportunities for boys in gymnastics and anyone interested in learning from beginner boys classes to team.