The Bright Raven Level 3 and 4 teams finished the season on a fine note competing in the USA Gymnastics Upstate New York Championships held in Rochester May 17-19. Many champions were named by taking first place in their respective divisions in individual events and all around competition.
With 27 teams represented, Bright Raven’s Level 3 team earned the second place team banner with 11 year old Elliana Visca of Spencerport taking first place in three events: uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise in addition to the all around competition in the Sr C division. Teammate, Sara Bishop of Hilton tied with Elliana Visca for first place on the uneven bars and also captured first place on vault. Hailey Neumann of Brockport earned first place on the uneven bars in the Sr B division. In the Sr D division, Bella Forkel, age 12, of Chili took first place on floor exercise and tied with Norah DeRosia of North Chili for first place on balance beam. Kelsey Magin of Spencerport earned first place on vault in the Sr. E division. In the Jr C age division, 9 year old Ava Marks of West Henrietta took first on vault, floor and all around.
The Level 4 team finished in sixth place in a field of 29 teams with 11 year old Sophia Hogan of Greece taking first on bars, beam, floor and all around in the Jr C division. Mary Cook, age 12 of Brockport won balance beam in the Sr B division. In the Sr D division Anna Silivestro of Spencerport took first on floor exercise and Chloe Potts of Avon was first on bars.
Bright Raven Level 3 Team with State Meet Banner:
Front Row (left to right) – Calla Crowley (Ogden), Emma Brumbaugh (Chili), Molly McJury (Brockport), Caitlin Nowak (North Chili), Second Row – Kailee Anstey (Holley), Ashley Magin (Spencerport), Ava Boon (Scottsville), Lauren Coccia (Churchville), Hailey Neumann (Brockport), Rachel Lynck (Chili), Saveyah Nickson (North Chili), Ava Marks (West Henrietta, Back Row – Sara Bishop (Hilton), Norah DeRosia (North Chili), Chloe Osterling (North Chili), Kelsey Magin (Spencerport), Hlina Alemu (West Henrietta), Bella Forkell (Chili), Avery Overacker (North Chili)
(Elliana Visca and Maayan Nachshon not in photo)
Level 4 State Champions:
Level 3 State Champions:
The Bright Raven Gymnastics Level 5 and 6 Teams made a fine showing at the USA Gymnastics State Championships held at Rochester Institute of Technology May 3-5.
With 54 teams represented in the Level 5 competition, Bright Raven Gymnastics earned the second place team banner. Five members of the team were named State Champions for their performance in individual events or all around competition and many others medaled finishing near the top in their divisions. 14-year-old Katie Bradfield of Spencerport took first place on balance beam, second in floor exercise and second all around in the Senior D division. Jenna Reiss of Gates placed second on balance beam in the same age division. 13 year olds Kailey Tran of Gates and Lia Brasacchio of Victor were both named State Champions in the Senior C division. Tran took first place on vault, floor and all around. Brasacchio took first place on the uneven bars, and placed second on vault, floor exercise and all-around. 10 year old Alexis Gerig of Greece captured first place on vault in the Junior A Division and teammate Kennedi Gadsden of Greece earned first on vault and third on the uneven bars in the Junior B Division.
The Level 6 Team also had several medal winners and finished in seventh place among 64 teams. 12 year old Morgan Sizer of West Henrietta earned 3 gold medals in the Senior A Division taking first on the uneven pars, balance beam and all around. She also placed second on vault and floor exercise. In the Senior B division, Katie Kull of Pittsford took first on balance beam and third all around. In the Senior D division, 13 year old Caroline Garbe of Webster took first place on floor exercise and Natalie Wood of Henrietta took second on beam. 14 year old Gabby White of Spencerport also earned 3 gold medals taking first on vault, bars and floor. She finished third on bars and second all around. Emily Post of Spencerport, age 15, placed third on vault.
Level 5 Team with State Banner:
Lia Brasacchio, Alexis Gerig, Maya Thomas, Hannah Prince, Katie Bradfield, Kennedi Gadsden, Kailey Tran, Jenna Reiss, Brenna Scott, Brynley Stella
Level 5 State Champions:
Level 6 Team:
Front: Gabby White, Morgan Sizer, Emily Post, Caroline Garbe
Standing: Mia Perno, Natalie Wood, Katie Kull
Level 6 State Champions: