Four Bright Raven Gymnasts competed in the USA Gymnastics Level 7/8 Regional 6 Championships held April 22-23 in Springfield, Massachusetts winning several honors with two emerging as floor exercise champions in their respective divisions.
10 year old Ashley Wood of Henrietta competed in the Level 7 Child B division and took first place in floor exercise. Madeline Pitts, age 12, of Victor won floor exercise in the Junior C division and placed third on vault.
In the Senior B Level 7 competition, 14 year old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester earned three bronze medals placing third on vault, uneven parallel bars and all around.
15 year old Emily Field of Greece competed in the Level 8 Senior B division and placed third on bars.
The USAG Region 6 Championships included gymnasts from all of the New England States in addition to New York. Gymnasts qualified to compete in the Regional Championship by earning high all around scores at their individual State Championships.
Regional 6 Competitors (left to right):
Madeline Pitts, Emily Field, Naimah Muhammad, Ashley Wood
Two members of the Bright Raven Gymnastics Team have qualified to advance to the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Men’s National Championships. Both boys qualified for Nationals at the USAG Regional Championships held April 7 in Tinton Falls, New Jersey where they competed against gymnasts from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in addition to New York. 13-year-old Ethan Rio of Avon competed in the Level 9 Junior Elite Division and placed sixth on high bar. Justin Ciccone of Greece competed in the 13-year-old division of Level 9 and took first place on floor exercise, second place on vault, third place on rings, third on parallel bars and second all around. Both Ciccone and Rio will travel to Kissimmee, Florida May 10-14 to compete in the National Championships.
13-year-old Cole Pringle of Pittsford competed as a Level 9 and earned second place on high bar and third place all around. Jake Scherbyn of Gates also competed as a Level 9 aiding the Bright Raven team to a sixth place finish.
Bright Raven Level 9 Boys Team with Banner
Front: Ethan Rio, Justin Ciccone, Cole Pringle
Back: Jake Scherbyn, Coach Karl Jaanimagi
Junior Olympic National Qualifiers
Justin Ciccone and Ethan Rio
Four Bright Raven Gymnasts won gold at the USA Women’s Gymnastics Level 7/8 State Championships held in Suffern, New York March 31-April 2. In the Level 8 Senior B competition, 15-year-old Emily Field of Greece captured first place in the all-around competition, first in two events: floor exercise and uneven parallel bars and second on balance beam. 13-year-old Sydney Sack of Spencerport earned third place on the bars in the Level 8 Junior A division.
In the Level 7 Junior C competition, Kylie Rozzi, age 12, of Spencerport earned first place on vault and teammate Madison Isenberg of Brockport placed second on the uneven bars. In the Junior B competition, Madeline Pitts of Victor earned first place on vault, first on floor, second on balance beam and third all around. 14-year-old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester competed in the Senior B division taking first all around, first on vault, first on beam and second on both bars and floor. In the Child B division, Ashley Wood, age 10, of Henrietta placed second on vault, second on floor and third on balance beam. Abby Wilkins of Pittsford placed second on floor in the Senior D division. With 67 teams represented at the Championships, the Bright Raven Level 7 team finished in fifth place. Haley Bolon of Greece and Mollie Haus of Canandaigua also contributed to the Level 7 team effort.
Emily Field, Kylie Rozzi, Madeline Pitts, Naimah Muhammad and Ashley Wood earned earned high all around scores at the State Meet qualifying them to advance to the Regional Championships to be held April 22-23 in Springfield, Massachusetts