The Bright Raven Gymnastics girl’s teams traveled to New York City January 28-29 to compete in the Manhattan Classic. Nearly 100 teams were represented from throughout the country at this USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic competition where Bright Raven finished first as a team in many divisions and took many top individual awards.
16-year-old Aneka Haber of Pittsford competed in the Level 9 Sr B division and took first place on both vault and the uneven parallel bars and finished second in the all-around competition.
The Level 7 team earned first place with team members dominating in the floor exercise competition. In the Jr A division, 10-year-old Ashley Woods of Henrietta took first place in floor. In the Jr B division, 11-year-old Jillian Ambler of Fairport was first on floor. In the Sr B division, Haley Bolan of Greece was first on floor and in the Sr A division, Madeline Pitts of Victor earned first place in floor, vault and beam and second in the all-around competition.
The Level 6 team finished in third place with Aliyah Gibson of Chili winning first place on vault and balance bean and finishing second all around. Katie Kull of Pittsford took first place in floor exercise in the Jr B division and Megan Robinson of Geneseo was second all around in the Sr A division.
Bright Raven’s Level 5 team took first place with Carly Liberman of Pittsford capturing first place all around and winning three events: uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise in the Sr A division. Teammate Sophia Daeschner of Spencerport was second all around in the same age group. In the Senior B division, Jessica Pelkey of Caledonia was second all around and finished first in both balance beam and floor exercise. Emily Post of Spencerport was third all around. In the Jr B division, Grace Gocher of Churchville was first on beam and Meredith Fingler of Chili was first on bars and second all around.
The Level 4 Team brought home the first place team banner with 9-year-old Kylie Montague of Avon winning first place on beam, floor and all around in the Jr B division. In the Jr C division,Camryn Trybuskiewicz of Honeoye Falls was first on bars and beam and tied with teammate Nyla Ragland of Spencerport for first all around. Morgan Sizer of West Henrietta was first on vault and third all around and Mia Perno of Chili took first on floor. In the Sr B division, 11-year-old Caroline Garbe of Webster was first all around and first in three events: vault, beam and floor. Teammate Katrina Daly of Spencerport was second all around in the same division.
Level 3 Team also took first making it a clean sweep for the Bright Raven compulsory level teams. In the Senior A division 9-year-old Heidi Tran of Gates was first on balance beam, floor exercise and all around. Hannah Prince of Spencerport was first on bars and second all around. In the Sr B division, Kailey Tran of Gates was first on vault and third all around. Alexis Gerig of Greece was third all around in the Jr B division. In the Jr A division 7-year-old Skylar Williamson of Chili took first place on vault.
Bright Raven Gymnastics Level 7 Team
Jillian Ambler (Fairport), Haley Bolan (Greece), Madison Isenberg (Brockport), Ashley Wood (Henrietta), Mollie Haus (Canandaigua), Cameron Kull (Pittsford), Madeline Pitts (Victor), Abby Wilkins (Pittsford)
Bright Raven Gymnastics Level 5 Team
Olivia Bieber (Albion), Hannah Kalb (Gates), Natalie Wood (Henrietta), Jessica Pelkey (Caledonia), Carly Liberman (Pittsford), Emily Post (Spencerport), Grace Gocher (Churchville), Sophia Daeschner (Spencerport), Meredith Fingler (Chili)