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East Islip’s Vanessa Rossa Wins Figure Skating Silver At State Games of America

Photos courtesy of East Islip School District

Figure skater Vanessa Rossa, an incoming sophomore at East Islip High School, won a silver medal at the State Games of America, held July 27-31 in Des Moines, Iowa. The SGA is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners from across the nation.

Rossa qualified to compete in the Pre-Juvenile Excel level after winning a gold medal in the Empire State Winter Games at Lake Placid in February. During the Games, the largest multi-sport amateur athletic winter sporting event in North America, was also part of the bronze-medal-winning Team Rinx synchronized skating team.

Rossa won another gold medal in the Excel National Festival, held July 14-17 in Norwood, Massachusetts.


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