Gymnasts Advance in Jr Olympic Competition

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.

Regional Qualifiers:
Front Row – Nyla Ragland, Kylie Rozzi, Kylie Montague, Mary Sack
Back Row – Liliana Sack, Sydney Sack, Emily Field, Jillian Ambler, Naimah Muhammad