News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD– Gymnastics is thriving! St. Mary’s Academy is proud of the recent achievements of several USAG gymnasts as they wrap up a successful competition season full of highlights and exciting travels.

In February of this year, 26 athletes traveled to Orlando, FL to compete in the Presidential Classic. Over 20 countries participated from around the world which provided a new competition and experience for all the athletes. Several gymnasts from Level 2-9 earned places in vault, beam and floor routines. The team is already looking forward to returning in 2020 which requires significant fundraising and Booster Club support.

Another great achievement was realized on March 24 by Level 8 gymnast, Virginia Krasznay, as she claimed the Maryland State Beam Champion title with a first place win at the Women’s Maryland State Meet in Landover, MD. Virginia also earned 2ndplace on vault and secured her position as 5thAll-Around.

Virginia is a senior at Chopticon High School and hopes to continue gymnastics in college, likely at Towson University, while pursuing a career in physical therapy. Virginia also teaches gymnastics classes part-time at St. Mary’s Gymnastics Academy and loves interacting with aspiring gymnasts.

Virginia Krasznay
Virginia Krasznay, First Place Maryland State Beam Champion Title Winner at the Women’s Maryland State Meet in Landover, MD.

Head Coach Diane Picolo is extremely proud of Virginia’s accomplishment, telling her prior to the beam routine, “You have to win this for me.” Virginia has been a USAG gymnast since 2017 and designated Level 8 placement this competitive season.

St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks congratulates each team gymnasts on a successful season and thanks all of the hard working coaches helping them reach their goals.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...