​​Ella Hodges

Class of 2019


April 9, 2016 - Region 6 Level 10 Championships, Springfield MA - Ella was one of ten Junior D gymnasts in her Session today.  They were the top  gymnasts from NY, MA, CT, RI and were all gunning to be the top qualifiers to represent their region for a trip to Nationals in one month.

Ella had a rotation that started on Bars, continued with Beam & Floor and finished with Vault.  From the walk-in we could tell she was focused and ready to go.  Her Bars routine was clean and she finished with a personal best for the season (9.025 - 4th).  Next on Beam, her warm up was solid and her routine was exceptional giving her another personal best (9.525 - 1st).  

At this point, Ella was very confident, smiling and talking with other gymnasts but still focused on what  needed to be done on Floor.  She had another awesome and lively routine, smiling and really "feeling it" (9.475 - 1st).  At this point she knew she had a good chance of being on top of the leader board but later said she didn't want to think about it.  

Ella was first up on her last event, Vault, and really wanted to nail it so she wasn't paying attention to anyone around her.  After a long wait for the judges to change over, Ella hit two solid vaults (9.2 - 3rd) and locked up her best AA score in Level 10 ( 37.225) and making her the Champion for Level 10 - Region 6 - JR D.