Moon is Golden in 2012 WPIAL Girls Gymnastics Championships

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Sunday, February 12, 2012 | 9:17 AM


For only the second time in school history and the first time since 2008, the Moon Tigers are queens of WPIAL Girls Gymnastics after they captured the team title in their own gym Saturday afternoon. The win for Moon ends the title run for another group of Tigers as North Allegheny's string of three consecutive championships ended with a second place finish. 

Baldwin placed third in the team standings, followed by Hopewell, Pine-Richland and Montour.

Moon shined in the Intermediate Division, with gold medal performances by by Jessica Schreiber on the Vault and Beam, plus Allison Brown claiming gold on the Bars. Krista Kennedy won the Bars and Emily Mattioli won the Beam in the Intermediate II Division to also help lead Moon to the team title.

On an individual basis, it was a strong showing for Kelly Burak of Hopewell, who took first place in the Advanced Division on the Vault, the Bars, the Beam and and All-Around. 

2012 WPIAL GIRLS GYMNASTIC FINAL TEAM STANDINGS:

1)   Moon Tigers – 146.675
2)   North Allegheny Tigers – 144.83
3)   Baldwin Highlanders – 137.675
4)   Hopewell Vikings – 135.675 
5)   Pine-Richland Rams – 132.85
6)   Montour Spartans – 127.85
 

ADVANCED DIVISION:

Vault:  Kelly Burak – Hopewell  (9.9)
Bars:   Kelly Burak – Hopewell  (9.675)
Beam:   Kelly Burak – Hopewell  (9.7)
Floor:   Tori Bianco – North Allegheny  (9.75)
All-Around:   
1)   Kelly Burak – Hopewell  (38.9)
2)   Courtney Bartiz – Ford City  (37.925)
3)   Nicole Chieboski – Pine-Richland  (37.65) 

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION:

Vault:  Jessica Schreiber – Moon  (9.425)
Bars:   Allison Brown – Moon  (9.075)
Beam:   Jessica Schreiber – Moon  (9.375)
Floor:   Josie Karabinos – Baldwin  (9.475)
All-Around:  
1)   Josie Karabinos – Baldwin  (36.375)
2)   Jessica Schreiber – Moon  (36.2)
3)   Erica Schweinsberg – West Allegheny  (36.15)

INTERMEDIATE II DIVISION:

Vault:  Megan Vanwormer – Thomas Jefferson  (8.975)
Bars:   Krista Kennedy – Moon  (8.425)
Beam:   Emily Mattioli – Moon  (8.725)
Floor:   Anna Rosati – Upper St. Clair  (8.775)
All-Around: 
1)   Cassie Fischer – Baldwin  (33.825)
2)   Chloe Miller – Chartiers Valley  (33.45)
3)   Emily Mattioli – Moon  (33.25)