Bright Raven Gymnastics had 9 gymnasts qualify to participate in Regional Competition held in Springfield, Massachusetts this season, several of which also have qualified to advance even further in USA Gymnastics competition. Gymnasts Levels 7 through 9 qualify for Regionals by earning high all around scores at their respective State Championships. Level 9 gymnasts may also qualify to advance further to the Eastern Championships.
At the Level 8 Regional Championships held April 6 – 7, Jillian Ambler, age 14, of Fairport took first place in floor exercise, third on balance beam and sixth all around in the Senior A Division. Kylie Rozzi, age 15, of Spencerport was awarded first place for her performance on balance beam, third place on vault and fifth all around in the Senior B Division. In the Level 7 competition, Nyla Ragland, age 12 and Mary Sack, age 11, both from Spencerport placed fourth and fifth on vault in their age divisions. Ragland also finished fifth in all around competition.
The Level 9 Regional Championships was held the following weekend, April 12 – 14 in Springfield Massachusetts. At Regionals, Bright Raven had three gymnasts qualify to advance to the Eastern Championships: Naimah Muhammad of Rochester, Emily Field of Greece and Liliana Sack of Spencerport. Each of these gymnasts also medaled in the individual events in their respective age divisions. 16-year-old Naimah Muhamad took a second place on floor exercise, fifth on bars and sixth on balance beam. Emily Field, age 17, earned fourth place on balance beam and fifth on floor. 14-year-old Liliana Sack placed fifth on bars. Only the top 7 all around gymnasts in each age division advance to Easterns. These three will travel to Kissimmee Florida, May 10-12 to compete in the in the Level 9 Eastern Championships.
Front Row – Nyla Ragland, Kylie Rozzi, Kylie Montague, Mary Sack
Back Row – Liliana Sack, Sydney Sack, Emily Field, Jillian Ambler, Naimah Muhammad
Four members of the Bright Raven Gymnastics Team have qualified to advance to the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Men’s National Championships. The boys qualified for Nationals by earning high all around scores at the USAG Region VI Championships held April 6-7 in Landover, Maryland where they competed against gymnasts from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in addition to New York. 15-year-old Justin Ciccone of Greece competed in the Level 10 Junior Elite Division and placed third in floor exercise, pommel horse, vault and all around. Justin was the youngest and one of just 10 boys to qualify for Nationals in the Level 10 Junior Elite Division. Teammates, Ryan Dugan, Ethan Rio and Cole Pringle also qualified to advance to the Level 10 National Championships to be held in Reno, Nevada next month. At Regionals, Cole Pringle of Pittsford captured first place in floor exercise, second place on high bar and second place all around. Ryan Dugan of Fairport took second place on floor and third place on parallel bars. Ethan Rio of Avon placed fourth on high bar. As a team, Bright Raven took 2nd place in the Level 10 age 15-16 division.
In the Level 6 competition at Regionals, Milo Anderson of Fairport earned first place in floor exercise and third place on vault in the 10 year old division. Alex MacFarlane of Spencerport placed third in vault in the 12-year-old division.
Justin Ciccone, Ryan Dugan, Cole Pringle & Ethan Rio
Level 6 State Champion:
Bright Raven Xcel and Level 9 Gymnasts traveled to Suffern, New York March 15-17 to compete in the USA Gymnastics State Championships bringing home several honors.
In the Xcel Gold competition, 15-year-old Rebecca Bready of Gates took first place in floor exercise and placed third on balance beam. Teammate, Megan Corcimiglia of North Chili earned third place on floor. Evelyn Clyde, age 13, took first all around in the Xcel Silver Senior division and also earned silver medals on the uneven parallel bars and floor exercise. Emma Hopsicker of Brockport competed in the Xcel Platinum Junior division taking third place in floor exercise.
In the Level 9 Senior C competition, 16-year-old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester took second place in both vault and floor and finished third all around. Naimah and her three Level 9 teammates earned high all around scores qualifying them to advance to Regional competition. Lilianna Sack and Sydney Sack, both of Spencerport and Emily Field of Greece will travel this month to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete in Regionals with gymnasts from the New England States in addition to New York.