Local gymnasts to compete in nationals

Westys features girls from throughout the county


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  • Long time Westys Team members, and best friends, Hanna Garofano of Ogdensburg and Elizabeth Brya of Hardyston Photos by Paedyn Babcock




  • Team Westys Silver level gymnasts, Samie Copley of Vernon, Olivia Fisher of Hardyston, and Adrianna Barone of Hardyston




  • Westys Teammates Moya Lynch of Wantage, and Lexi Ingoglia of Lake Hopatcong




  • The "Three Musketeers" of Team Westys, Hailey Jenkins of Lafayette, Molly Compa of Sparta, and Chelsea Smith of Hardyston, have been competing together for as long as they can remember!




  • Teammates make the greatest friends, Chelsea Smith of Hardyston and Rachael McKenna of Wantage prove that to be true




  • Westys Girls can always count on their teammates of pick them up, even when they are feeling down, Gymnasts Samie Copley of Vernon, Sabrina Dispenziere of Sandyston, and Molly Compa of Sparta demonstrate just that!




  • Westys USAIGC Team Photo. Back Row, from left: Elizabeth Byra, Lexi Ingoglia, Adrianna Barone, Samie Copley, Sabrina Dispenziere. Middle Row Olivia Fisher, Hanna Garofano, Rachael McKenna, Moya Lynch. Front Row: Hailey Jenkins, Molly Compa, Chelsea Smith




— Westys Gymnastics competitive USAIGC team has finished up their qualifying season last weekend and begun their post-season big events. The girls went to Wildwood NJ on Memorial Day weekend to compete against gymnasts from across the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. They will fly out to Orlando, Florida at the end of June to compete in the National USAIGC World Championship. This competition will have over sixteen hundred gymnasts competing from all across the world.

Team Westys has been achieving great scores all season long and continues to have their gymnasts place in the top three all around winners of their age divisions.

Westys Team Members Lexi Ingoglia, 10, of Lake Hopatcong, and Chelsea Smith, 9, of Hardyston both scored their highest score of the season thus far on Balance Beam. Lexi earning a 9.4 and Chelsea earning a 9.1. Team members Molly Compa, 8, of Sparta, Moya Lynch, 10, of Wantage, and Rachael McKenna, 9, of Wantage, all scored their best score thus far on Uneven Bars. Molly receiving a 9.3, Moya receiving a 9.5, and Rachael receiving a 9.25. Elizabeth Byra, 11, of Hardyston, Sabrina Dispenziere, 12, of Sanyston, and Hailey Jenkins, 7, of Lafayette accomplished their highest scores so far on Floor Exercise. Elizabeth with a 9.0, Sabrina with 9.15, and Hailey also with a 9.15. Team Westys members, Samie Copley, 11, of Vernon, Hanna Garofano, 10, of Ogdensburg, and Olivia Fisher, 9, of Hardyston all scored their best score thus far on Vault. Samie earning a 9.15, Hanna earning a 9.1, and Olivia earning a 9.4. And Team Westys Member Adrianna Barone, 12, of Hardyston, received her highest score of the season thus far on not just one, but two different events, earning herself a 9.2 on both Vault and Uneven Bars.

The Westys Team coaches are so proud of what these girls have accomplished this season, they work hard together and set goals both individually and as a team. Everyone on Team Westys cannot wait to see these gymnasts finish up the season with some great routines at the Nationals.









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