Westport Gymnast Natalie Parker Takes First At State Championships

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Natalie Parker took first place overall in her age group at the 2014 Connecticut State Championships.
Natalie Parker took first place overall in her age group at the 2014 Connecticut State Championships. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Ten-year-old Westport gymnast Natalie Parker took first place overall in her age group at the 2014 Connecticut State Championships earlier this month. 

Natalie is a fifth-grader at Greens Farms Academy. She is a level 4 USA Gymnastics gymnast who trains at Arena Gymnastics in Stamford. 

She placed first on vault with a score of 9.275, first on floor with a score of 9.3 and first on beam with a score of 9.55. She placed second on bars with a 9.0. Natalie placed first in the All Around category with a final score of 37.125.

Her level 4 team from Arena Gymnastics also came in first place in the state.

"She has worked very hard this year and it has paid off with a very successful outcome," a press release said. 

In the fall, Parker won first place at the Muriel Grossfeld Invitational Gymnastics meet at Southern Connecticut State University.

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