Category Archives: Junior Olympics

Connor Cavanagh ’20 Heads to Junior Olympics for Gymnastics

Connor Cavanagh ’20

Connor Cavanagh ’20 started gymnastics lessons when he was just two years old, and began competing at age five. It’s no wonder, then, that after more than 12 years of hard work, he’s off this week to Kissimmee, Florida, to compete in the Junior Olympics Nationals.

Setting aside 20 hours a week to practice gymnastics at a gym in Agawam run by former Olympic gold medalist Tim Daggett, Connor also finds time to participate in other sports.

“In addition to his noteworthy success in gymnastics,” cemmented Athletics Director Mark Conroy, “in his spare time, Connor also plays on the football and baseball teams here…pretty remarkable!” Continue reading

Tori Palumbo ’18 Chosen to Compete in Junior Olympics

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The Girls Varsity Field Hockey team after its November 2015 win.

Tori Palumbo ’18 is one of 128 field hockey players nationwide chosen to play in the prestigious Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas, in August.

The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest multi-sport event for youth in the United States, drawing more than 12,000 athletes each year to compete in 24 sports. USA Field Hockey selects eight teams made up of the top athletes 16 and under from around the country.

Palumbo, who will be returning to campus this fall as a junior and one of three captains of the Varsity Field Hockey team, was crucial to the Wildcats’ November 2015 NEPSAC Class B Tournament win. Continue reading