Bright Raven Gymnasts Compete in Junior Olympic Regionals

Bright Raven Gymnastics had both boys and girls qualify to advance in USA Gymnastics competition to Regional Championships this month. The boys traveled to Landover, Maryland April 1-3 where 15-year-old Jesse Underwood of Greece emerged as a three time State Champion winning first place in pommel horse, high bar and all around. He earned the silver medal for his performance on vault and parallel bars and the bronze for rings and floor exercise. In the 11-year-old Level 8 competition, Ethan Rio of Avon took second place on the parallel bars and third place on the high bar.

In the Level 7 competition for ages 11-12, Justin Ciccone of Greece earned second place in floor exercise and Cole Pringle of Pittsford earned third place on the parallel bars.

In the Level 10 competition, Matthew Blahyj of Webster earned a high all-around score of 79.00 finishing in seventh place and qualifying him to advance to National Competition to be held in Battle Creek, Michigan in May.

The boys competed in the Region 7 Championship which included gymnasts from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia in addition to New York. The girls competed in the Women’s USA Gymnastics Region 6 Championships which includes New York and the New England States.

The girls Level 7 and 8 gymnasts competed in Northborough, Massachusetts April 16-17 where 11-year-old Madeline Pitts of Victor earned the title of State Champion on vault and finished second on floor exercise in the Level 7 competition. Jada Moore of Gates, Bailey Chudner of Victor and Emily Field of Greece competed in the Level 8 Regional Championships each making a strong showing. Jada earned fourth place on vault. Bailey Chudner was fourth on the uneven parallel bars and Emily Field took fourth on balance beam.

The Level 9 gymnasts traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts April 8-10 where 16-year-old Annika Haber of Pittsford placed third on vault and 14-year-old Madison Conn of Gates was fourth on vault.


Jesse Underwood


Maddie Pitts