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).

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
Level 6

Carly Liberman | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Carly Liberman
Level 6

Jessica Pelkey | Bright Raven Gymnastics | Rochester, NY

Jessica Pelkey
Level 5

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