Greenwich Gymnast Wins Event At Eastern Championships

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Greenwich's Ashlyn Wahl, competing for Stamford's Arena Gymnastics, won the Level 9 championship on the balance beam at the Eastern Championships earlier this month in Florida.
Greenwich's Ashlyn Wahl, competing for Stamford's Arena Gymnastics, won the Level 9 championship on the balance beam at the Eastern Championships earlier this month in Florida. Photo Credit: Contributed
Ashlyn Wahl competes on the floor exercise.
Ashlyn Wahl competes on the floor exercise. Photo Credit: Contributed
Ashlyn Wahl soars above the beam.
Ashlyn Wahl soars above the beam. Photo Credit: Contributed
Greenwich gymnast Ashlyn Wahl extends herself during the floor exercise routine.
Greenwich gymnast Ashlyn Wahl extends herself during the floor exercise routine. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich’s Ashlyn Wahl, competing for Arena Gymnastics of Stamford, won the Level 9 championship on the balance beam recently at the USA Gymnastics Eastern Championships in Bradenton, Fla.

Arena teammates Emma Kirchner of Ridgefield and Pamela Onorato of Westport joined Wahl at the meet and came away with top five finishes.

Wahl won the balance beam with a score 9.425. She was also second on the vault with a score of 9.525 and finished 11th all-around with a total of 36.625.

Kirchner finished fourth in beam (9.25), eighth in bars (9.175) and 15th overall (35.85). Onorato was fifth in beam (9.2) and bars (9.075) and 13th overall (35.6).

The Arena gymnasts qualified for the meet by finishing in the top six at a regional meet in Springfield, Mass in April. They represented Region 6, which includes New England and New York, at the Eastern Nationals.

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