DURHAM, N.H.-- Head Coach Gail Goodspeed of the University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team announced Monday that Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.), a level 10 gymnast, has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Wildcat women’s gymnastics program in the fall of 2007. 
    Steinberg attends Ridgewood High School and trains at the U.S. Gymnastics Development Center. She is coached by Joao Ribeiro and Suzanne Soto.
    The title of 2004 Junior Olympic National Beam Champion is only one of Chelsea's many accomplishments. She has qualified to the Junior Olympic national championship for the last four years and placed as high as 10th in the all-around. Her USAG gymnastics career includes a state all-around and balance beam championship title, as well as regional vault and beam titles.
    She has also had a stellar high school career, holding every record in all four events and the all-around at Ridgewood High School. In 2004 and 2005, she won two consecutive all-around state championships, and recently she set the county, sectional and state record on vault by scoring a perfect 10.0.
    "Chelsea is a vibrant, talented gymnast who has that unique blend of explosive power and an elegant style, said Goodspeed. “She has the potential to be a great asset to our team and we have confidence she will be able to make an immediate impact. We loved her exuberance and skill level when we recruited her, and have continued to be impressed as she has been improving on all four events this year.”
    Steinberg will join a squad that has great talent in the younger classes, including the current freshman class of six student-athletes. The addition of Steinberg and her classmates for the 2007 08 season should lead the Wildcats to continued success for many years to come.
    The team kicks off this season with an exhibition competition Saturday, December 2.  The "MEET THE TEAM" event will start at 1 p.m. at the Lundholm Gymnasium on the UNH campus in Durham.
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