Gleasons Gymnastics Student Spotlight: Glynis Curcione
BY: Sallie L. Moppert | January 27, 2014
Glynis Curcione, a seventh-grader from Wilson Middle School, is a student at Gleason’s Gymnastics in Wheatfield and is thriving in her chosen sport of gymnastics. The 12-year-old gymnast has been participating in gymnastics for only the past two years, but in her short gymnastics career, she has shown much talent and promise as a gymnast throughout her classes and competitions.
“Glynis, for only training with us for about two years now, is such a talented young lady,” said Gleason’s Gymnastics owner Larry Goldsmith. “She has a lot of natural talent and athleticism that has helped her to reach an advanced level very quickly.”
Glynis participates in a number of different gymnastics events, including floor, balance beam and uneven bars.
“Bars are definitely my favorite event in gymnastics,” Glynis said.
She has competed in an array of competitions in her two years of participating in gymnastics and has competed in meets across New York state, including competitions in Utica, Niagara Falls and even in Manhattan.
In the competition that took place in Utica, known as Leatherstocking, Glynis placed fourth all around. In a competition that took place in Niagara Falls, known as Graffiti, she placed first overall on bars and sixth place overall on balance beam.
“I really like doing gymnastics because it is fun to do,” Glynis said. “And I really enjoy participating in it.”
Glynis would like to continue her gymnastics training in the future. She said that would like to become a gymnastics coach and also plans to go to college for gymnastics as well.