Oak Park Gymnastics Center Boys Teams excels at state championships

Several highly skilled gymnasts advance to regionals

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The Oak Park Gymnastics Center Boys Team competed in the 2014 Illinois Men's State Championships at Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill. (March 28-30). Several highly skilled gymasts performed well, advancing to the regionals.

The following gymnasts received awards:

Level 9 (all ages)

Austin Donatone

12.2 on vault, 3rd place

12.2 on parallel bars; 3rd place

64.5 for all-around; 6th place and advances to Regionals

Level 8 (age 13+)

Owen Baldwin

11.9 on parallel bars; 3rd place

65.4 for all-around; 6th place

Zachary Garcia

12.1 on floor exercise; 5th place

10.8 on pommel horse; 6th place

10.5 on high bar; 1st place

64.9 for all-around; 8th place

Linus Shaw

12.4 on floor exercise; 4th place

11.1 on pommel horse; 2nd place

11.5 on rings; 1st place

11 on parallel bars; 6th place

66.70 for all-around; 5th place

Nicholas Shaw

10.9 on pommel horse; 4th place

11.6 on vault; 5th place

11.3 on parallel bars; 6th place

65 for all-around; 7th place

All four level 8 gymnasts (over age 13) advance to Regionals.

The Level 8s won 2nd place in the team awards.

Level 8 (age 12)

Lee Anderson advances to Regionals with a score of 62.3.

Level 7 (age 12 )

Connor Callahan

8.0 on floor exercise; 9th place

9.4 on pommel horse; 4th pale

8.0 on rings; 7th place

11.2 on vault; 10th place

9.5 on parallel bars; 2nd place

9.1 on high bar; 4th place

55.2 for all-around; 4th place and moves on to Regionals

Patrick Sullivan

8.2 on floor exercise; 8th place

8.8 on pommel horse; 6th pale

7.6 on rings; 9th place

12.2 on vault; 2nd place

8.4 on parallel bars; 7th place

9.2 on high bar; 3rd place

54.4 for all-around; 7th place and moves on to Regionals

Level 6 (age 10)

Thanos Pantazopoulos

10.5 on floor exercise; tied for 6th place

9.8 on rings; tied for 8th place

9.8 on vault; tied for 8th place

11.1 on parallel bars; 1st place

11.0 on high bar; tied for 3rd place

62.1 for all-around; 4th place

Level 6 (age 9)

Leo Gonazalez

10.0 on rings; 5th place

Mattia Zefran

10.4 on rings; 2nd place

9.8 on vault; 9th place

Both advance on to Regionals.

Level 5 (age 7)

Josh Oxer:          

10.9 on rings; tied for 6th

9.9 on vault; tied for 6th

10.8 on parallel bars; tied for 6th

61.2 for all-around; 8th place, and advances on to Regionals.

Jack Gooch:

10.2 on high bar; tied for 9th

He qualified for Regionals with an All-Around of 58.1

Level 5 (age 8)

Joshua Meister also qualified to advance to Regionals with an All-Around score of 55.4.

Level 4 (age 7)

Kaden Garland

9.7 on vault; 9th place

Ben Shafiro

10.1 on parallel bars; 10th place

Level 5 (age 9)

Bodhi Coffee

10.3 on pommel horse; tied for 9th place

56.2 for all-around; 9th place and advances to Regionals

Hayden Swader

9.4 on high bar; tied for 10th place

55.8 for all-around; 10th place and advances to Regionals.

Maks Piper

9.8 on floor exercise; tied for 4th place

54.7 for all-around and advances to Regionals

Level 4 gymnasts finish their season at State (there is no Regionals).

Other gymnasts who competed were Max Lofgren, Lucas Puntillo, Henry Thompson and Aaron Willard.

The 2014 USA Gymnastics Region 5 Men's Championships will be held April 11-13 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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