Bright Raven Gymnasts Compete in Upstate Championships

The Bright Raven Level 3 and 4 teams both finished second in the field of 26 teams represented at the USA Gymnastics Upstate New York Championships held in Syracuse May 19-21 where many champions were named by taking first place in their respective divisions in individual events and all around competition.

In the Level 4 Child C division, 9-year-old Mary Sack of Spencerport tied with teammate Kylie Montague of Avon for first place in vault. In the Junior A division, Mia Perno of Chili took first place on floor exercise. There was a three way tie for first place on the uneven bars in Junior B division with Bright Raven gymnasts Kendall Mesh of Spencerport, Morgan Sizer of West Henrietta and Nyla Ragland of Spencerport. 10-year-old Nyla Ragland also took first on floor exercise and Morgan Sizer also won vault and all around. In the Senior B division, 12-year-old Katrina Daly of Spencerport was first on balance beam. 13-year-old Vanessa Santiago of Greece earned first place on balance beam and all around in the Senior C division.

In the Level 3 Junior C competition, Heidi Tran of Gates finished first on the uneven bars, floor exercise and all around. Teammate Peyton Petrillo of Brockport was first on balance beam in the same division. In the Senior E division, Rebecca Bready of Gates won first place all around, first on the uneven parallel bars and tied for first on balance beam with teammate Gabrielle Lavallee of Gates. In the Senior D division, Gabriela Barelli of Rochester was first on vault. 11-year-old Kailey Tran of Gates earned first place in vault, balance beam and all around in the Senior C division. 8-year-old Alexis Gerig of Greece took first place on the uneven bars, floor exercise and all around in the Child D division and Kennedi Gadsden of Greece was first on bars in the Child E division.


Level 3 Team | Bright Raven Gymnastics

Level 3 Team w/ State Banner:

Sitting (left to right) Isabella Curtis (Avon), Skylar Williamson (Chili), Abby D’Ambrosia (Brockort), Peyton Petrillo (Brockport) Standing Front Row: Kennedi Gadsden (Greece), Grace Brady (Ogden), Hannah Prince (Greece), Ellie Arena (Fairport), Mary Cook (Brockport), Alexis Gerig (Greece), Cassie Barber (Greece) Standing Back Row: Baily Flynn (Churchville), Gabriela Barelli (Rochester), Rebecca Bready (Gates), Annika Ahlstrom (Gates), Gabrielle Lavallee (Gates), Trinity Sundine (North Chili), Chloe Potts (Avon)
Not in photo: Heidi Tran and Kailey Tran


Level 4 Team | Bright Raven Gymnastics

Level 4 Team w/ State Banner:

Sitting (left to right) Lia Brasacchio (Victor), Jenna Reiss (Gates) Standing Front Row: Caroline Garbe (Webster), Mia Perno (Chili), Mary Sack (Sencerport), Kylie Montague (Avon), Brynley Stella (LeRoy), Kendall Mesh (Chili), Katrina Daly (Spencerport) Standing Back Row: Madison Hoyt (Chili), Katie Bradfield (Spencerport), Alyse Ahlstrom (Gates), Vanessa Santiago (Greece), Addison Glozer (Spencerport), Camryn Trybuskiewicz (Honeoye Falls), Morgan Sizer (West Henrietta), Nyla Ragland (Spencerport)

Bright Raven Gymnasts Medal at State Championships

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 | Bright Raven Gymnastics

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)

Aliyah Gibson | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Aliyah Gibson
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Carly Liberman | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Carly Liberman
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Jessica Pelkey | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Jessica Pelkey
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Meredith Fingler | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Meredith Fingler
Level 5

Gabriella White | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Gabriella White
Level 5

Bright Raven Gymnasts are Regional Champions

Four Bright Raven Gymnasts competed in the USA Gymnastics Level 7/8 Regional 6 Championships held April 22-23 in Springfield, Massachusetts winning several honors with two emerging as floor exercise champions in their respective divisions.

10 year old Ashley Wood of Henrietta competed in the Level 7 Child B division and took first place in floor exercise. Madeline Pitts, age 12, of Victor won floor exercise in the Junior C division and placed third on vault.

In the Senior B Level 7 competition, 14 year old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester earned three bronze medals placing third on vault, uneven parallel bars and all around.

15 year old Emily Field of Greece competed in the Level 8 Senior B division and placed third on bars.

The USAG Region 6 Championships included gymnasts from all of the New England States in addition to New York. Gymnasts qualified to compete in the Regional Championship by earning high all around scores at their individual State Championships.


Regional 6 Competitors (left to right):
Madeline Pitts, Emily Field, Naimah Muhammad, Ashley Wood

Bright Raven Gymnasts Compete in Regionals and Qualify for Nationals

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

Level 7/8 Gymnasts Win Gold at States

Four Bright Raven Gymnasts won gold at the USA Women’s Gymnastics Level 7/8 State Championships held in Suffern, New York March 31-April 2. In the Level 8 Senior B competition, 15-year-old Emily Field of Greece captured first place in the all-around competition, first in two events: floor exercise and uneven parallel bars and second on balance beam. 13-year-old Sydney Sack of Spencerport earned third place on the bars in the Level 8 Junior A division.

In the Level 7 Junior C competition, Kylie Rozzi, age 12, of Spencerport earned first place on vault and teammate Madison Isenberg of Brockport placed second on the uneven bars. In the Junior B competition, Madeline Pitts of Victor earned first place on vault, first on floor, second on balance beam and third all around. 14-year-old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester competed in the Senior B division taking first all around, first on vault, first on beam and second on both bars and floor. In the Child B division, Ashley Wood, age 10, of Henrietta placed second on vault, second on floor and third on balance beam. Abby Wilkins of Pittsford placed second on floor in the Senior D division. With 67 teams represented at the Championships, the Bright Raven Level 7 team finished in fifth place. Haley Bolon of Greece and Mollie Haus of Canandaigua also contributed to the Level 7 team effort.

Emily Field, Kylie Rozzi, Madeline Pitts, Naimah Muhammad and Ashley Wood earned earned high all around scores at the State Meet qualifying them to advance to the Regional Championships to be held April 22-23 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Emily Field | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Emily Field

Kylie Rozzi | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Kylie Rozzi

Maddie Pitts | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Maddie Pitts

Naimah Muhammad | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Naimah Muhammad

Bright Raven Boys Win at State Meet

The Bright Raven Gymnastics Boys Teams had a strong showing at the 2017 USA Gymnastics New York State Championships held at SUNY Brockport March 18-19 emerging with 5 State Champions and two team banners.

All three of Bright Raven’s Level 9 competitors medaled resulting in a third place finish as a team. Justin Ciccone of Greece earned gold for his performance in floor exercise competition. Ethan Rio of Avon earned gold on high bar and silver on the parallel bars and Cole Pringle of Pittsford took the bronze in floor exercise.

In the Level 6 competition, Aiden Arena of Fairport was first on the pommels, second on high bar and third all around. Teammate Drew Ahlstrom of Gates took third place in floor exercise.

In the Level 5 competition, Connor Maguda of Henrietta took first place on pommels. Evan Gienau of Henrietta finished first in both floor exercise and rings and second in both high bar and all around competition.

The Bright Raven Level 4 team earned the 6th place team banner in a field of seventeen teams with 10-year-old Tyler Caballero of Chili placing third on both pommels and vault. In the 7-year-old division, Luke Sykora of North Chili placed third of vault also. Other Level 4 team members contributing to the team effort were Charlie Dovichi of Lima, Caleb Lantz of Henrietta, Lucas Post of Spencerport, Aidan Kelley of Holley and Jake Robbins of Webster.

Justin Ciccone | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Justin Ciccone

Ethan Rio | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Ethan Rio

Aiden Arena | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Aiden Arena

Connor Maguda | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Connor Maguda

Evan Gienau | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Evan Gienau

Level 10 & XCel Bright Raven Gymnasts Win at State Meet

Bright Raven gymnasts competed in the Women’s USA Gymnastics Level 10 and Xcel State Championships held at SUNY Brockport March 17-19 earning gold and qualifying to represent New York State at Regionals.

15-year-old Madison Conn of Chili earned first place for her performance in the uneven parallel bar competition in the highest level of Junior Olympic competition. Conn competed in the Level 10 Junior B age division. Her high all-around score of 35.625 was good for sixth place and has qualified her to advance to USAG Level 10 Regionals to be held April 7-9 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Bright Raven had five State Champions in the Xcel Competition. In the Xcel Platinum Senior B Division, Abbie Ainslie of Geneseo took first place on vault and Sydney DeVore of Pittsford was first on the uneven bars. DeVore also took second on vault and finished with a high all-around score of 36.75 qualifying her to compete in the Xcel Regional Championships to be held in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts May 20-21. In the Xcel Silver Senior B Division, Kaitlyn Gibble of Gates took first on balance beam and Kylie Willis of Greece was first on the uneven bars. Shiana Susa of Chili earned bronze on the uneven bars in the same division. Grace Huussen of Spencerport competed in the Xcel Silver Senior C Division and was first on the uneven bars.

Madison Conn | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Madison Conn

XCel Champions | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

XCel Champions

Bright Raven Gymnastics Wins in Manhattan

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)

Bright Raven Gymnasts Win Upstate Championships

Bright Raven gymnasts finished the season by bringing home first and third place team banners from the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Upstate New York Championships held in Syracuse, May 20-22. The Bright Raven Level 3 team captured first place among 27 teams and the Level 4 team was third with 24 teams represented.

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Many champions were named at this meet by taking first place in their respective divisions in individual events and all around competition. In the Level 3 meet, 11-year-old Baily Flynn of Churchville earned first place on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and all around in the Senior C Division. In the Senior D Division, Kylie Willis of Greece was first on vault and Katie Bradfield of Spencerport was first all around. In the Senior E Divison, Abby Pastorella of Spencerport was first on vault, beam, floor and all around and Jordan Robinson of Ogden was first on the uneven bars. Caroline Garbe of Webster took first place on balance beam, floor exercise and all around in the Senior B division. 9-year-old Mia Perno of Chili took first on vault and floor exercise in the Junior B Division. In the Junior C Division, Megan Sizer of West Henrietta took first all around and Nyla Ragland of Spencerport won first place on the uneven parallel bars and floor exercise. 10-year old Kailey Tran of Gates was first on vault in the Junior D Division. 8-year-old Kylie Montague of Avon earned first place on vault, bars, floor and all around in the Child E division and Heidi Tran of Gates was first on floor exercise in the Child D division.

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In the Level 4 meet, 10-year-old Grace Gocher of Churchville earned first place on vault and balance beam in the Junior A division. 11-year-old Natalie Wood of Henrietta took first place on vault in the Junior B division. In the Level 4 Senior B division, Emily Post of Spencerport took first on vault and Hannah Kalb of Gates was first on the uneven bars. In the Senior C division, Jessica Brest of Spencerport won the uneven parallel bars and Jessica Pelkey of Caledonia won vault, balance beam, floor exercise and all around.

Gymnasts Win Gold at Championships

Five Bright Raven Gymnasts earned gold medals in their respective divisions at the USA Gymnastics Level 5/6 State Championships held in Rochester May 13-15 at Monroe Community College. In the Level 6 competition, 16-year-old Haley Bolon of Greece took first place in floor exercise, third place on both the uneven parallel bars and balance beam and finished second all around. 13-year-old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester earned two gold medals for her performance in floor exercise and vault and also placed second all around. Jillian Ambler, age 11 of Fairport took third place all around

In the Level 5 Competition, 15-year-old Bailee Schirano of Spencerport earned first place on balance beam, and placed third in floor exercise. 12-year-old Madison Isenberg of Brockport earned first place on the uneven bars and Megan Robinson, age 11, of Geneseo won first on vault and placed third on floor. 10-year-old Carly Liberman of Pittsford took second place on beam, second on floor and third all around. 9-year-old Ashley Wood of Henrietta earned third place on balance beam and Katie Kull of Pittsford was third in floor exercise in the same division. The Bright Raven Level 5 team finished fifth as a team with 40 New York State Teams represented.

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Haley Bolon

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Naimah Muhammad

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Bailee Schirano

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Madison Isenberg

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Megan Robinson