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)