2014 Vermont State High School Gymnastics Championship | Vermont Editorial Sports Photographer


  Once again, I was assigned to photograph the Vermont state high school girls gymnastics championship which took place at Essex High School on Saturday afternoon February 22, 2014 in Essex, Vermont...

  This was the second time I've covered the event for the Burlington Free PressLast time I had no idea what I was in for having never shot gymnastics before.  This time, however, I knew what to expect and since I was assigned to photograph the meet for the Free Press I had to make sure I identified each person in the pictures... easier said than done.

Teams listen to the National Anthem

 Teams line up for the introductions before the start of the meet.


Essex makes their way onto the floor for team introductions.

The girls from Milton, Vermont wear funny glasses during the team introductions.

The South Burlington team waves to the crowd as they are introduced.

St. Johnsbury waves to the crowd as they are introduced.

Kylie Svarczkopf and the rest of the Essex team waves to the crowd as they are introduced.

Signs for the competitors hang on the walls.

Essex huddles together before the start of the meet.

































A competitor from South Burlington performs her floor routine.

  There is a lot going on at a gymnastics meet.  Teams take turns rotating through vault, bars, balance beam and the floor routine.  It's impossible for me to get all the photos so I decided to concentrate of the three top teams... Essex (#1), South Burlington (#2) and Champlain Valley Union (#3).

 Champlain Valley Union girls listen to the judges instructions before the start of their bars routine.

Sarah Haggerty, from Burlington High School competes in the vault.

































Champlain Valley Union's Julie Higa on the balance beam.

Champlain Valley on the Vault.

Essex's Kylie Svarczkopf competes in the vault.

South Burlington's Kelly O'Brien performs her floor routine.

South Burlington watches teammates in the vault.


 Getting ready for the bars routine.


 Essex's Karyn Svarczkopf performs her floor routine.

Burlington's Sarah Haggerty competes on the balance beam.


 Essex's teammates cheer on the competitors.

 Essex's Courtney Gleason on the balance beam.

Essex's Karyn Svarczkopf on the bars.

South Burlington's Kelly O'Brien finishes her bars routine.

 South Burlington's Kelly O'Brien on the bars.


Essex's Courntey Gleason and head coach Ashley Godin hug Karyn Svarczkopf after her bar routine.


Essex's Taylor Thompson performs her floor routine.

South Burlington girls  listen to the judges before competing on the balance beam.
 
Essex's Kylie Svarczkopf on the bars.

 Essex's Kylie Svarczkopf on the balance beam.



  Essex's Kylie Svarczkopf on the balance beam.

Essex girls cheer on their teammates during the floor routine.

 Essex girls cheer on their teammates during the floor routine.






 Spaulding's Tori Bioddilillo on the bars.





South Burlington assistant coach Dan Linde watches as Kelly O'Brien dismounts the bars during her routine.

Spaulding's Tori Bioddilillo on the balance beam.
 
South Burlington's Kelly O'Brien on the balance beam.



 South Burlington's Kelly O'Brien on the balance beam.

 Essex's Courtney Gleason is hugged by coach Mary Krug after her balance beam routine.


Burlington's Sarah Haggerty performs her floor routine.


Essex's Taylor Thompson performs her floor routine.

Essex's Courtney Gleason on the balance beam.


 Burlington's Sarah Haggerty performs her floor routine as the South Burlington girls look on.

Judges watch Essex's Kylie Svarczkopf perform her floor routine.

Essex teammates watch in anticipation as Karyn Svarczkopf performs a flip during her floor routine.

 Karyn Svarczkopf performs her floor routine.

  Kylie Svarczkopf performs her floor routine.
































Karyn Svarczkopf performs her floor routine.


  Essex was definitely the favorite to win since they have been dominate, having won the state championship for 8 straight years!!  Led by sisters Karyn and Kylie Svarczkopf, this year was no different scoring as Essex scored 145.225, beating second place Champlain Valley (127.65) by 18 points to take the championship for the 9th time.






Essex reacts to the score as they beat out Champlain Valley Union by 18 points for their 9th straight state title.


Essex poses for a photo with the state championship trophy.


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