Five Bright Raven Gymnasts earned gold medals in their respective divisions at the USA Gymnastics Level 5/6 State Championships held in Rochester May 12-14 at Monroe Community College. In the Level 6 competition, 14-year-old Aliyah Gibson of Chili took first place on vault, balance beam and floor exercise in the Senior C Division. In the all around competition, she placed second. 11-year-old Carly Liberman of Pittsford earned first place in floor exercise and third place in vault and beam in the Level 6 Junior A division. Madison Maas of Churchville placed second all around and second in two events: uneven bars and floor exercise in the Level 6 Senior D division.
In the Level 5 Senior D division, 14-year-old Jessica Pelkey of Caledonia finished first in all around competition and was also first on balance beam, first on floor exercise and second on the uneven parallel bars. 12-year-old Gabriella White of Ogden was first in both balance beam and floor exercise in the Senior B division. 11-year old Meredith Fingler of Chili competed in the Junior C division also winning gold in both balance beam in floor exercise and finishing third on the uneven bars. In the Senior C division, Emily Post of Spencerport placed second on floor, third on the uneven bars and third all around. Paige Evans of Greece took second place on vault in the Child C division. Grace Gocher of Chili was third in floor exercise in the Junior D division and Sophia Daeschner of Ogden was third on the uneven bars in the Senior A division.
The Bright Raven Level 5 team finished in third place as a team with 39 New York State Teams represented.
Level 5 Team w/ State Banner:
(left to right) Gabriella White (Ogden), Sophia Daeschner (Ogden), Emily Post (Spencerport), Natalie Wood (Henrietta), Grace Gocher (Chili), Olivia Bieber (Albion), Maya Indelicato (Greece) Jessica Pelkey (Caledonia), Paige Evans (Greece), Meredith Fingler (Chili)