Bright Raven Gymnast National Champion

Justin Ciccone National Champion 2018

Bright Raven Gymnastics Boys Team member Justin Ciccone of Greece became a four-time Level 9 National Champion at the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships in Oklahoma City, OK in May. Justin placed first on the Floor Exercise, Vault, High Bar, and All-Around along with a fifth place finish on the Rings. Also competing at the National Championships in Oklahoma were team members Ethan Rio of Avon and Cole Pringle of Pittsford. At the Regional Championships in Lincroft, NJ in April the Bright Raven Gymnastics Level 9 Boys Team, comprised of Ryan Dugan of Fairport, Ciccone, Rio, and Pringle, placed second overall versus competition from across the northeast. In addition, Cole Pringle became Level 9 Regional Champion on the Floor Exercise, Parallel Bars, and High Bar.

Bright Raven Gymnasts Compete in Upstate Championships

The Bright Raven Level 3 and 4 teams took second and third place, respectively with 30 teams represented at the USA Gymnastics Upstate New York Championships held in Rochester May 18-20 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 Alexis Gerig of Greece took first place on the uneven parallel bars. In the Child D division, Kennedi Gadsden of Greece was first on the uneven bars. In the Junior B division, 10-year-old Heidi Tran of Gates was first on both floor exercise and all around. In the Junior C division, Hannah Prince of Spencerport was the champion on the uneven bars. 12-year-old Kailey Tran of Gates took first on floor exercise in the Senior B division.

In the Level 3 Child C division, 8-year-old Samantha Clyde of Spencerport earned first place on both balance beam and floor exercise. Rachel Lynck of Chili was first on floor in the Child F division. In the Junior A division, Skylar Williamson of Chili earned first place on balance beam. In the Junior B division, Caitlin Nowak of North Chili was first on bars, beam and all around. Elliana Visca of Spencerport was first on floor in the Junior D division and Sophia Hogan of Greece took first on the uneven bars in the Jr E division. In the Senior A division, 10-year-old Isabella Curtis of Avon was a four time champion, taking first place on vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and all around. In the Senior B division, Peyton Petrillo of Brockport was first on both the uneven bars and all around. Mary Cook of Brockport earned first on the uneven bars in the Senior C division and Eva Meddaugh of Greece was first on floor exercise and all around in the Senior E division.


Level 4 Team with State Banner

Bright Raven Level 4 Team with Banner:
Front (left to right): Heidi Tran (Gates), Alexis Gerig (Greece), Ellie Arena (Fairport), Hannah Prince (Greece), Payton Lane (Brighton), Back Row: Brynley Stella (Leroy), Cora Sealfon (Brighton), Cecelia Hanuch (Brighton), Gabrielle Lavallee (Gates), Rebecca Bready (Gates), Chloe Potts (Avon), Trinity Sundine (North Chili), Kennedi Gadsden (Greece), Kailey Tran (Gates)
Not in photo: Madison Hoyt (Chili)


Level 3 Team with State Banner

Bright Raven Level 3 Team with Banner:
Kneeling in Front (left to right): Samantha Clyde (Spencerport), Peyton Petrillo (Brockport), Rachel Lynck (Chili), Abby D’Ambrosia (Brockport), Isabella Curtis (Avon), Skylar Williamson (Chili), Standing Back Row: Kayla Doan (Ogden), Elliana Visca (Spencerport), Mary Cook (Brockport), Kelsey Magin (Spencerport), Eva Meddaugh (Greece),Annika Ahlstrom (Gates), Madison Gefell (Churchville), Anna Silivestro (Greece), Avery Overacker (North Chili), Sophia Hogan (Greece), Ava Marks (Scottsville), Caitlin Nowak (North Chili)
Not in photo: Allison Moss (Spencerport)

Bright Raven Gymnasts Advance in USAG Competition

Several Bright Raven Gymnasts qualified to advance in USA Gymnastics competition this season by earning high all around scores at Championship meets.

Emily Field of Greece and Sydney Sack of Spencerport both qualified to compete in the Level 9 Regional Championship held in Springfield Massachusetts May 13-15 by earning high all around scores at the New York State Championships. At Regionals, Field earned a bronze medal on the uneven parallel bars and finished sixth on both balance beam and all around totaling 34.375 which qualified her to advance to the Eastern Championships held in Rochester May 6. At Easterns, Emily Field placed seventh on the uneven bars.

Bright Raven had 5 gymnasts qualify to compete in the Level 7/8 Regional Championships held in Springfield, Massachusetts April 28-29. In the Level 8 Senior C competition, Naimah Muhammad of Rochester captured first place all around and first in floor exercise. Muhammad also placed third on vault and fifth on bars. In the Level 8 Senior B division, Kylie Rozzi of Spencerport earned first place in floor exercise, fourth place on balance beam and fifth all around. Liliana Sack of Spencerport placed fourth on bars, fifth on balance beam and fifth all around. In the Level 8 Senior A division, Jillian Ambler of Fairport finished fourth on vault, sixth on floor and seventh all around. Madison Isenberg of Brockport qualified to compete as a Level 7 gymnast and finished eighth on the uneven parallel bars.

The USAG Region 6 Championships include 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 Meets. Level 9 gymnasts qualify for the Eastern Championships by earning a high all around score at Regionals. The Eastern Championships include gymnasts from 26 states.


Levels 7, 8, 9 USAG Qualifiers 2018

Front – Madison Isenberg
Back – Jillian Ambler, Liliana Sack, Emily Field, Sydney Sack, Naimah Muhammad

Bright Raven Gymnasts Bring Home Gold from States

Level 6 Team

Members of the girls Bright Raven Gymnastics team traveled to Patchogue, New York to compete in the USA Gymnastics Level 5/6 State Championships April 20 – 22 and brought home gold medals in many divisions.

In the Level 6 competition, 15-year-old Aliyah Gibson of Chili took first in vault and all around. In Junior divisions, 12-year-old Carly Liberman of Pittsford took first place in both floor exercise and all around and Katie Kull, also age 12, of Pittsford earned second all around.

In photo featured: Left to Right – Aliyah Gibson, Katie Kull, Carly Liberman

In the Level 5 Senior A competition, 12-year–old Lia Brasacchio of Victor took first on vault, uneven parallel bars and all around. Teammate, Kendall Mesh of Spencerport was first on balance beam, floor exercise and second all around. In the Senior B Division, Meredith Fingler of Chili was first on floor exercise and all around. In the Senior D division, Emily Post of Spencerport won gold on bars, floor and all around. Katrina Daly of Spencerport won balance beam and took home the silver in all around and Olivia Bieber of Albion earned bronze in the all around. In the Senior C division, Natalie Wood of Henrietta finished third all around.

In the Level 5 Junior D division, 11-year-old Nyla Ragland of Spencerport took home four gold medals: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and all around. Morgan Sizer of West Henrietta was the first place winner on floor exercise and finished third all around. In the Junior B division, Paige Evans of Greece earned first place on vault and Kylie Montague of Avon was second all around. Mary Sack Spencerport earned second all around in the Junior A division.

The top five scores in each event comprised the team score at the State Championships. The Bright Raven Level 5 team earned second place with a total score of 188.50 in a field of 48 teams.


Level 5 Team | Bright Raven Gymnastics

Level 5 Team with State Banner:

Front – Kylie Montague, Katrina Daly, Lia Brasacchio, Jenna Reiss, Mary Sack, Kendall Mesh, Standing – Natalie Wood, Katie Bradfield, Morgan Sizer, Alyse Ahlstrom, Emily Post, Nyla Ragland, Meredith Fingler, Gabriella White, Paige Evans

Not in photo: Olivia Bieber, Grace Gocher, Caroline Garbe

Gymnasts Win Gold at State Championships

Six Bright Raven Gymnasts brought home a total of eleven gold medals at the USA Women’s Gymnastics Level 7/8 State Championships held in Buffalo earlier this month. In the Level 7 Senior B Division, 14-year-old Madison Isenberg of Brockport earned three finishing first on the uneven parallel bars, first on balance beam and first all around. In the Senior E Division Abby Wilkins, age 16 of Pittsford took first place all around, first on the uneven parallel bars and third in floor exercise. 12-year-old Sophia Daeschner of Spencerport earned first place on vault and third all around in the Junior D Division. In the Junior E Division, Megan Robinson of Geneseo placed second on bars and third on floor.

In the Level 8 Senior B competition, 15-year-old Naimah Muhammad of Rochester captured first place in the all-around competition and first in two events: vault and uneven parallel bars. 13-year-old Kylie Rozzi of Spencerport earned gold on balance beam and placed third on floor and second all around in the Level 8 Junior C Division. In the same division, Liliana Sack of Spencerport took first place on the uneven bars and third in floor exercise. In the Junior A Division, Jillian Amber of Fairport earned third place in vault. With 56 teams represented at the State Championships, the Bright Raven Level 8 team finished in fifth place with Ashley Wood of Henrietta and Madeline Pitts of Victor also contributing to the Level 8 team effort.

Madison Isenberg, Naimah Muhammad, Kylie Rozzi, Liliana Sack and Jillian Ambler earned high all around scores at the State Meet qualifying them to advance to the Regional Championships to be held April 28-29 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Madison Isenberg | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Madison Isenberg
Level 7

Abby Wilkins | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Abby Wilkins
Level 7

Sophia Daeschner | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Sophia Daeschner
Level 7

Naimah Muhammad | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Naimah Muhammad
Level 8

Kylie Rozzi | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Kylie Rozzi
Level 8

Liliana Sack | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Liliana Sack
Level 8

Bright Raven Boys Medal at States and Advance in Competition

The Bright Raven Gymnastics Boys Teams had a strong showing at the 2018 USA Gymnastics New York State Championships held in Binghamton March 16-18 emerging with 4 State Champions and many gymnasts qualifying to advance to Regional Competition.

The Level 9 team finished in second place with Justin Ciccone of Greece earning gold for his performance in high bar competition and placing second on vault and third on rings. Teammate Cole Pringle of Pittsford earned gold in floor exercise competition and Ethan Rio of Avon finished second on floor, second on parallel bars and third all around. Ciccone also went on to win in the Junior Elite competition taking first place in floor exercise, vault and rings.

Aiden Arena, age 14, of Fairport earned silver in the Level 7 vault competition.

The Bright Raven Level 6 team also finished second with Evan Gienau of Henrietta winning first place on high bar and third place on vault in Division 1 for ages 12 and over. In Division 2, 10-year-old Kaden Smeenk of Penfield placed second on vault and third in floor exercise, high bar and all around.

In the Level 5 competition,8-year-old Kash Ames of Webster took first place in both parallel bars and all around competition. Ames also was awarded second place on rings, second on high bar and third on both vault and floor exercise. Caleb Lantz of Henrietta finished third on rings in the 10-year-old division and Jake Robbins of Webster was third on rings in the 11-year-old division.

In the Level 4 competition 9-year-old Aidan Kelly of Holley took second place on vault. 10-year-old Matthew Rowe of North Chili was second on floor and third on the parallel bars.

Several members of the Bright Raven team qualified to advance in USA Gymnastics competition. Drew Ahlstrom (Level 6) & Kash Ames (Level 5) were named to the New York State Team by placing in the top 10 all around across age divisions in their respective levels. They will travel to West Point April 29th to compete in the Region 7 State Team Championships where they will help New York take on the teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The following nine gymnasts will be moving on to compete in the Region VII Championships April 5 – 8 in Lincroft, New Jersey: Drew Ahlstrom (Level 6), Mateo Poole (Level 6), Evan Gienau (Level 6), Ryan Dugan (Level 9), Cole Pringle (Level 9), Justin Ciccone (Level 9), Ethan Rio (Level 9), Brian Cannon (Level 10), Ryan Buick (Level 10).

Justin Ciccone | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Justin Ciccone
Level 9

Cole Pringle | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Cole Pringle
Level 9

Evan Gienau | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Evan Gienau
Level 6

Kash Ames | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Kash Ames
Level 5

Bright Raven Gymnasts Medal at State Meet

Bright Raven gymnasts traveled to Suffern, New York to compete in the Women’s USA Gymnastics Level 9 and Xcel State Championships held at Rockland Community College March 16-18 earning medals and qualifying to represent New York State at Regionals.

16-year-old Emily Field of Greece competed in the Level 9 Senior B division and earned first place for her performance in the uneven parallel bar competition. Teammate Sydney Sack of Spencerport competed in the Level 9 Junior B division and earned second place on the uneven parallel bars. Both girls earned high all around scores qualifying them to advance to the Regional Championships to be held in Springfield, Massachusetts April 13-15.

In the Xcel Gold Junior A division, Nia Semon of Henrietta took first place in floor exercise. In the Gold Senior A division, Nicole Berenbaum of Rochester earned second place all around and Kylie Willis of Greece took second place in vault. Bailee Schirano of Spencerport competed in the Xcel Platinum Senior C division and earned second place on balance beam. Anna Trapani of Spencerport took third place on bars in the Xcel Silver Senior D division.

Emily Field | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Emily Field
Level 9

Sydney Sack | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Sydney Sack
Level 9

Nia Semon | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Nia Semon
Xcel Gold

Bright Raven Gymnasts Compete Across New York State

Level 9 Boys Beast of the East Meet 2018

On the weekend of February 10-11, gymnast from the Bright Raven Boys Teams traveled to Plainview, NY to compete in the Beast of the East Invitational. The Level 9 Boys Team placed first overall with Justin Ciccone of Greece winning the All-Around, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, and High Bar. Cole Pringle of Pittsford was third All-Around and won the Floor Exercise, while Ethan Rio of Avon won the Parallel Bars. In the Level 6 competition Milo Anderson of Penfield placed second All-Around to lead the Level 6 Boys Team to a third place finish.

The Level 4 and 5 Bright Raven Boys Teams competed at the Victory Classic in Greece, NY where the Level 4 Team placed second overall. Aidan Kelley of Holley won the Floor Exercise and Parallel Bars and finished third All-Around. The Level 5 Team also placed second overall, led by Kash Ames of Webster and Luke Sykora of Chili finishing second and third All-Around, respectively. Kash placed first in the Floor Exercise and High Bar, while Tyler Caballero of Chili won the Parallel Bars.

Photo Featured: Level 9 Winning Team – Cole Pringle, Coach Karl Jaanimagi, Ethan Rio, Ryan Dugan and Justin Ciccone

Bright Raven Gymnasts Win in Boston

Bright Raven Gymnastics girl’s teams traveled to Boston January 7th to compete in the Little Boston Invitational. More than 50 teams were represented from throughout the country at this USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic competition where Bright Raven finished first as a team in two levels and took many top individual awards.

Bright Raven’s Level 5 team took first place with Emily Post, age 13 of Spencerport capturing first place all around and winning two events: vault and uneven bars Senior Division. In the same age division, teammates Natalie Wood of Henrietta and Katie Bradfield of Spencerport tied for first on balance beam and Caroline Garbe of Webster took first in floor exercise. In the Junior Division, 11-year-old Morgan Sizer of West Henrietta tied with teammate Nyla Ragland of Rochester for first place on the uneven bars. Ragland also took first on floor exercise and first all around and Meredith Fingler of Chili finished first on vault. In the Intermediate Division, Kylie Montague, age 10 of Avon won vault, floor and all around. Mary Sack of Spencerport tied with Montague for first on floor and also won uneven bars.

Bright Raven’s Level 4 Team also brought home the first place team banner with 9-year-old Alexis Gerig of Greece taking first all around and first on both the uneven bars and balance beam in the Child Division. In the Junior Division, Heidi Tran of Gates earned first place in floor exercise and Maya Thomas of Penfield was first on the uneven bars. Kailey Tran, age 11 of Gates took first on floor exercise in the Senior Division.

The Level 3 team brought home the second place team banner finishing just behind New York City Elite Gymnastics. In the Senior Division 10-year-old Mary Cook of Brockport earned first place all around and first on bars. Isabella Curtis of Avon was first on floor and Abby D’Ambrosia of Brockport was first on vault. In the Junior Division, Sophia Hogan, age 9 took first place in floor exercise.


Level 5 Team in Boston | Bright Raven Gymnastics

Level 5 Team:

Front – Katrina Daly (Spencerport), Meredith Fingler (Chili), Kylie Montague (Avon), Lia Brasacchio (Victor), Gabriella white (Spencerport), Camryn Trybuskiewicz (Honeoye Falls), Second Row – Olivia Bieber (Albion), Jenna Reiss (Gates), Katie Bradfield (Spencerport), Morgan Sizer (West Henrietta), Grace Gocher (Churchville), Natalie Wood (Henrietta), Back Row – Emily Post (Spencerport), Paige Evans (Greece), Kendall Mesh (Spencerport), Mary Sack (Spencerport), Caroline Garbe (Webster), Nyla Ragland (Rochester), Alyse Ahlstrom (Gates)

Gymnast Qualifies for National Judges Cup

Madison Isenberg

Bright Raven Gymnast, Madison Isenberg of Brockport qualified to represent the New York North Chapter of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges at the National Judges Cup to be held January 6-7 in Portland, Oregon

Isenberg earned the opportunity to represent Upstate New York by having one of the highest all around scores at the local Judges Cup held in Rochester in November. Only the top seven Level 7 all around competitors will travel to Oregon for this prestigious competition. Thirteen-year-old Madison Isenberg was first all around in the Junior Age Division with a high score of 36.80. She was also first on the uneven bars (9.725) and third in floor exercise (9.35).