New Milford gymnast qualifies for regional championships

Alexi Schmidt; an 11 year old level 8 gymnast from Elite Gymnastics Center in New Milford, recently competed at the Women's 2021 Connecticut state Gymnastics Competition held in Franklin.

Alexi Schmidt; an 11 year old level 8 gymnast from Elite Gymnastics Center in New Milford, recently competed at the Women’s 2021 Connecticut state Gymnastics Competition held in Franklin.

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Alexi Schmidt; an 11 year old level 8 gymnast from Elite Gymnastics Center in New Milford, competed at the Women’s 2021 CT State Gymnastics Competition held in Franklin.

Her performance gained her a spot at this year’s regional competition. She placed first on bars, which earned her a gold medal in the event. She also took fourth on vault and floor and third All Around, for a bronze medal.

Competing in the youngest age group, her score of 9.525 on bars was the best score out of every age group in the state, making her this year’s Level 8 CT State Bars Champion. She will represent Connecticut at regionals in Springfield, Mass. on May 1.