Four members of the Bright Raven Gymnastics Team have qualified to advance to the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Men’s National Championships. The boys qualified for Nationals by earning high all around scores at the USAG Region VI Championships held April 6-7 in Landover, Maryland where they competed against gymnasts from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in addition to New York. 15-year-old Justin Ciccone of Greece competed in the Level 10 Junior Elite Division and placed third in floor exercise, pommel horse, vault and all around. Justin was the youngest and one of just 10 boys to qualify for Nationals in the Level 10 Junior Elite Division. Teammates, Ryan Dugan, Ethan Rio and Cole Pringle also qualified to advance to the Level 10 National Championships to be held in Reno, Nevada next month. At Regionals, Cole Pringle of Pittsford captured first place in floor exercise, second place on high bar and second place all around. Ryan Dugan of Fairport took second place on floor and third place on parallel bars. Ethan Rio of Avon placed fourth on high bar. As a team, Bright Raven took 2nd place in the Level 10 age 15-16 division.
In the Level 6 competition at Regionals, Milo Anderson of Fairport earned first place in floor exercise and third place on vault in the 10 year old division. Alex MacFarlane of Spencerport placed third in vault in the 12-year-old division.
Justin Ciccone, Ryan Dugan, Cole Pringle & Ethan Rio
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