Bright Raven Boys Teams Rock this Season

The Bright Raven boys teams are having great season. The Level 9 and 10 boys traveled to Allentown, PA January 24-26 to compete in the Brian Babcock International Invitational where they earned numerous awards. Day one was team and all around competition and our boys captured 1st place in the Senior Elite Team Cup and won the Austin Zalik Team Spirit Award. Ryan Dugan placed 3rd in All Around and Justin Ciccone received the award for Most Original Gymnast.

Day 2 of the Brian Babcock Invitational the boys earned awards for placing individually in events. Ryan Dugan was 1st on Vault, 2nd on Floor, 3rd on Rings and 3rd All Around. Justin Ciccone took 1st on Floor and 2nd on Rings. Mateo Poole was 1st on Vault. Cole Pringle placed 2nd on High Bar. Jack D’Ambrosia was 3rd on Parallel Bars and Ethan Rio was 3rd on Vault.

Our Level 5/6/7 boys teams traveled to Niagara Falls for the Gold Star Invitational the same weekend. The Level 6 boys took 2nd place team with our boys capturing top All Around spots. Caleb Lance took first, Luke Sykora was second and Kash Ames was third in their respective age divisions. In the Child Division, Kash Ames also took 1st on Parallel Bars, 3rd on Vault and 3rd on Floor. Luke Sykora took 2nd on High Bar. In the Jr Division, Taiga Tani was first on Parallel Bars, 2nd on Vault and Floor and 3rd on Pommels. In the Sr Division, Caleb Lantz took 1st on Floor, Rings, Vault and Parallel Bars and finished 2nd on Pommels and High bar. Sam Cohen earned 2nd on Vault. The Level 5 Boys brought home the fourth place team trophy with Nathan Nguyen taking 2nd on Pommels, Aiden Kelly placing 2nd on Vault and Elliot Sonneville, Mason LaMonica and Landon Overacker also contributing to the team effort. In the Level 7 competition, Drew Ahlstrom took 1st in Floor Exercise and tied for 1st on Vault with teammate Alex McFarlane. Alex also earned 2nd on Rings

Level 9/10 Boys Team at Brian Babcock Invitational
Justin Ciccone, Ethan Rio, Cole Pringle, Jack D’Ambrosia, Aiden Arena, Ryan Dugan (Mateo Poole not in photo)

Level 6 Boys Team at Gold Star Invitational
Taiga Tani, Caleb Lantz, Kash Ames, Sam Cohen (Luke Sykora not in photo)

Bright Raven Girls Teams Bring Home Awards

Bright Raven Girls teams traveled in two different directions the weekend of January 25-26 to compete in different invitationals winning team and individual honors.

Our optional level teams competed in Utica and brought home 3 team trophies. Levels 6 and 7 both took first place and Level 9 came in second place with Naimah Muhammad of Rochester taking first place on vault and Emily Field of Greece taking second all around in the Senior Division. In Level 9 junior division, Sophia Daeschner of Spencerport placed third. In the Level 6 senior division, Lia Brasacchio of Victor won first place in vault, uneven bars and all around. In the child division, Emily Bremer of Victor was first on vault and beam and second all around. Alexis Gerig placed first on bars and third all around in the child division. In the Level 7 competition, Katie Kull of Penfield was first all around. Morgan Sizer of West Henrietta took first on vault and placed second all around. Meredith Fingler of Chili was first on floor exercise and was third all around. Natalie Wood of Henrietta won first place on bars and Madison Maas of Churchville placed fourth all around.

Our Xcel Teams competed in Niagara Falls at the Graffiti Invitational that same weekend also making a fine showing. In the Diamond Division, Emma Hopsicker of Brockport took first on floor and third all around. The Xcel Platinum team earned the third place team banner with Sianna Susa of Chili taking first on vault. Cora Sealfon of Brighton earned first on floor and third all around in the Gold competition and Janita Carley of Gates was first on bars in the Silver competition.

Level 6 Team at Leatherstocking Invitational
Brenna Scott, Kennedi Gadsden, Emily Bremer, Allie Geglia, Alexis Gerig, Hannah Prince, Lia Brasacchio, Katie Bradfield

Level 7 Team at Leatherstocking Invitational
Gabby White, Katie Kull, Caroline Garbe, Madison Maas, Natalie Wood, Morgan Sizer, Meredith Fingler

Xcel Platinum Team at Graffiti Invitational
Rebecca Bready, Megan Corcimiglia, Shiana Susa. Skylar French, Ellie Arena, Kylie Willis