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 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