Local gymnasts shine in state competition

SPORTS. Hailey Jenkins, 8, Olivia Fisher, 10, and Lexi Ingoglia, 11, turned in exceptional performances in states, and Ingoglia and Adrianna Barone, 13, did exceptionally well in the world championships.


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  • Back row from left: Coach Wendy Panicucci, Chelsea Smith,  Adranna Barone, Samie Copley, Olivia Fiosher,  Hailey Jenkins, Lexi Ingoglia, Coach Danielle  Oerhlich, Coach Marissa Kurth   Front Row:  Hanna Potzer, Madelyn Aspelund,  Alana Ciccone, Lila Ramieri Brielle Cotto, Leah Glading.




  • Copper Group, from left:  Leah Glading, Hannah Potzer,  Madelyn Aspelund, Brielle Cotto, Alana Ciccone,  Faith Mellito Lily Neukum.




  • Hanna Potzer, Brielle Cotto, Alana Ciccone,  Madelyn Asperlund, Faith Mellito. (Photos provided).




  • From left - Squad:  Samie Copley, Adranna Barone,  Chelsea Smith, Hailey Jenkins, Lexi Ingoglia, Olivia  Fisher.




  • Lexi Ingoglia at Nationals.




  • Adranna Barone at Nationals.




Westys Gymnastics did great this year at the States, and recorded several podium finishes at the 2019 US Association of International Gymnastic Clubs (USAIGC) NJ State Championship held in Wildwood, NJ.  Westys also placed well in the Nationals 2019 USAIGC/Independent Gymnastic Clubs World Championships held in Nashville, TN.

At the State Championship, Hailey Jenkins, 8, of Lafayette competed in the 7‐9 Year Old Silver Division. Jenkins  was crowned the State Champion on the Floor Exercise and Vault. She also placed 2nd on Balance Beam,  Uneven Bars and All All Around.    

Olivia Fisher, 10, of Hardyston competed in the 10 year old Gold Division. Fisher was crowned the All Around  State Champion and placed 1st on each of the individual events.     Lexi Ingoglia, 11, of Lake Hopatcong competed in the 11‐12 Year Old Gold Division. Her podium finishes include 3rd on Vault, 3rd on Floor.

Ingoglia along with Chelsea Smith, 10, of Hardyston and Adrianna Barone, 13, of Hardyston represented  Westys at the World Championship where gymnasts from 12 different countries competed. Ingoglia took the  Bronze in the All Around in the 11‐12 Year Old Gold Division and qualified to compete in all four event finals  where she earned three more Bronze medals. Barone qualified to the Uneven Bars final in the 13 Year Old  Silver Division and placed 9th.    The coaches at Westys are very pleased that these athletes finished their successful competitive season on a  high note.  








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