Bright Raven Gymnasts qualify for Nationals

By on April 22, 2019

Four members of the Bright Raven Gymnastics Team have qualified to advance to the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Men’s National Championships. The boys qualified for Nationals by earning high all around scores at the USAG Region VI Championships held April 6 and 7 in Landover, Maryland where they competed against gymnasts from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in addition to New York. Justin Ciccone, age 15, of Greece, competed in the Level 10 Junior Elite Division and placed third in floor exercise, pommel horse, vault and all around. Ciccone was the youngest and one of just 10 boys to qualify for Nationals in the Level 10 Junior Elite Division. Teammates Ryan Dugan, Ethan Rio and Cole Pringle also qualified to advance to the Level 10 National Championships to be held in Reno, Nevada in May. As a team, Bright Raven took second place in the Level 10 age 15-16 division.

In the Level 6 competition at Regionals, Alex MacFarlane of Spencerport placed third in vault in the 12-year-old division.

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National Qualifiers – Justin Ciccone, Ryan Dugan, Cole Pringle and Ethan Rio.

National Qualifiers – Justin Ciccone, Ryan Dugan, Cole Pringle and Ethan Rio.