Karl Jaanimagi Named Gymnastic Coach of the Year

CoachKarlJaanimagi2016Bright Raven Gymnastics Boys Team Coach Karl Jaanimagi was named the 2016 New York State Men’s Gymnastics Coach of the Year at the USA Gymnastics State Championships held March 18-20 at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. In Coach Karl’s first season at Bright Raven, he has led the Boys team to twenty-three team awards including seven first place finishes. Bright Raven also had ten individual state champions in 2016 and the top Level 7 team in the State. Graduating senior Matt Blahyj (McQuaid Jesuit) was recognized as the highest scoring senior gymnast in the state and was awarded the Joseph Chichetti Memorial Scholarship. Bright Raven also had eight boys advance to compete in the Regional Championships in Landover, Maryland April 1-3 also bringing home numerous awards. Coach Karl has previously been recognized as a two-time New York State Service Award recipient and was named the 2013 USA Gymnastics National Collegiate Club Coach of the Year for his work with the SUNY Brockport Men’s Gymnastics Team.