Auburn Gymnastics boys' team ranked number 1 at Lord of Rings meet!


AUBURN - The 12-person boys' level 4 and 5 gymnastics teams competed in Concord, Calif. Sunday hitting routine after routine on the floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar resulting in the facilities first boys team win this season.
   Several stand out performances from both the level 4 and level 5 competitors resulted in personal success as well for the competitors. Coach Dylan Etievant said he was impressed with the efforts. "This competition definitely put us on the map as a team to beat," Etievant said.
   The level 5 team win was earned by David Hunt of Meadow Vista, Rhett Miller of Grass Valley, Brady Turner of Penn Valley, Drew Strange of Nevada City and Joshua Hartman of Grass Valley. Miller dominated on floor, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar, Hunt hammered the competition on high bar, Turner placed third overall while Strange had his best day on vault. Hartman turned on consistent performance on the pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.
   Level 4 Zeph Thomas, from Auburn, lead his team placing second overall in the youngest age division winning rings (15.4) and high bar (15.3) and placing in the top five on floor, pommel and parallel bars. Teammates Kyle Verweij of Auburn and Kedin Etievant of Grass Valley both had their best day on vault with Etievant placing in the top half
of the 14 boys in the youngest age division. Level 4 boys in the middle age division were Bryce Dunigan and Austin
of Penn Valley. Dunigan, from Cool, was in the top ten out of 18 on floor, rings and high bar - a season best for the new competitor.
   In the older age division Chas Van Middelkoop and Austin Richards of Auburn competed against 13 boys. Van Middelkoop won parallel bars with a 15.1 and was in the top 10 in every category. Richards was in the
top 10 on rings and high bar.
   The level 4 team came in 4th out of 6 teams from Santa Cruz, Petaluma, Oroville, Rancho Cordova and Concord.


  Auburn Gymnastics Center specializes in teaching gymnastics to children of all ages and

abilities and features a special needs gymnastics program that offers scholarships.

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