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