Lakeland/Panas Takes Home Division 1 Title

Amanda Grigas and the Rebels captured a Division 1 title last week.

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— The Lakeland/Panas/Putnam Valley gymnastics team was simply not going to be denied in its quest to go back-to-back and it did just that.

The Rebels’ goal of winning back-to-back divisional crowns came to fruition when it won the Division 1 championship at Odyssey Gymnastics in Mahopac on Feb. 6.

“Winning the divisional championship felt amazing because we are such a well-rounded team and winning this title two years in row felt even better,” junior captain Amanda Grigas said.

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Grigas said the squad entered the divisionals with plenty of confidence in part because it finished the regular season at 7-0. The confidence it displayed during the season was clearly evident when the Rebels participated in the divisionals.

The Rebels were able to gain that confidence because of the tireless effort they put into the season according to Grigas.

“I knew that we were all going to do great at divisionals because we all work hard at the gym and all that hard work paid off,” Grigas said. “I’m so proud of them and I can’t wait to compete with them at sectionals.”

Grigas did her part in helping the Rebels to the divisional crown by winning the uneven bars with a score of 8.9.

“Winning the uneven bars felt really good because it is my favorite event and coming in first in my favorite event felt amazing,” said Grigas, who was also second in the floor exercise (9.35) and fourth in the all-around (34.225).

The Rebels’ performance at the divisionals was truly a team effort as numerous gymnasts along with Grigas stood out in their performances.

Caitlin Pellegrino won the all-around (35) and balance beam (8.75) while also earning third-place finishes in the floor (9.325) and vault (9.15). She was fourth in the bars (7.775).

Jana Frattellone earned a first-place finish in the floor exercise (9.375) with senior captain Liliana Oliviero placing third on bars (8.1) and fifth in the all-around (33.55). Catherine Panzanaro was second in the beam (8.675).

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