Sophia’s mother, Mary Jo owns Sophia’s gym, Athletic Edge, so Sophia got her start in gymnastics at a very young age because she spent so much time in the gym! Sophia began competing in 2011 as a level 3 with Athletic Edge and competed level 4 in 2012. As a level 5 in 2013, Sophia placed fifth on floor at the New York Downstate State Championships. Due to the USAG skill/level change, Sophia competed level 5 again in 2014 and finished third on beam at the New York State Championships.

Sophia’s optional career began in fall 2014 as a level 6 at the Spooktacular Invitational where she placed third on floor and fourth all around. Sophia continued to improve throughout the season and went on to place fourth all around at the New York State Championships. Sophia kicked off her level 7 season once again at the Spooktacular Invitational where she won the vault, beam, floor, and all around titles. Sophia had a great level 7 season and made it to the New York State Championships where she won the bars title, placed second all around, and placed third on beam. Sophia then moved on to the Region 6 Championships where she placed seventh all around.

As a level 8 during the 2016-2017, Sophia continued to improve her all around score at almost every meet. At the New York State Championships, Sophia took home the bars title and placed third on floor. Sophia then went to the Region 6 Championships where she finished second on floor and second all around.

Sophia moved up to level 9 for the 2018 season and really improved throughout the season. At the New York State Championships, Sophia won the vault and floor titles and qualified to the Region 6 Championships. At regionals, Sophia placed second on beam and floor, and fourth all around, qualifying to the Eastern Championships. Sophia had a great meet at Easterns and put up her best bars score of the season; she also finished sixth on floor.

Currently, Sophia trains 21 hours per week under coaches Lena Squarciafico, Robert Axelrod, Mary Casale, Tara Polizzi, and Mary Jo Greaves at Athletic Edge Sports Center. In the future, Sophia hopes to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics to a division 1 school.

2018 Region 6 Championships Level 9 beam & floor silver medalist
2018 New York State Championships Level 9 vault & floor champion
2018 Level 9 Eastern Championships floor medalist
2017 Region 6 Championships Level 8 floor & AA silver medalist
2017 New York State Championships Level 8 bars champion & floor bronze medalist
2016 Region 6 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2016 New York State Championships Level 7 bars champion; AA silver medalist; beam bronze medalist
2014 New York State Championships Level 5 beam bronze medalist
Level 9 Eastern Championships floor medalist
Region 6 Championships Level 9 beam & floor silver medalist
New York State Championships Level 9 vault & floor champion
Region 6 Championships Level 8 floor & AA silver medalist
New York State Championships Level 8 bars champion & floor bronze medalist
Region 6 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
New York State Championships Level 7 bars champion; AA silver medalist; beam bronze medalist
New York State Championships Level 5 beam bronze medalist

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Pak Salto

Favorite Gymnast: Nastia Liukin

Favorite Meet: Greater New York Invitational

Favorite Quote:
"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."

DateMeetLevelVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
11/06/2016Athletic Edge Home Meet8 AA - 36.225
04/01/2016New York State Championships7 AA - 37.450 (2)
DateVaultBarsBeamFloorAll

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