CHAPPAQUA, New York, December 19, 2012– World Cup Gymnastics Boys team looked confident when they entered the Rockland Community College Athletic Center to compete in the 11th Annual Greater New York Invitational in Suffern, NY. They came out strong and showed that they were ready for this state qualifying Meet.
The Level 4 Boys team outrivaled the competition taking home the 1st place trophy. “Over the years, Kennett Gymnastics has dominated the Level 4 competition. After the results it is clear that our Level 4 team is a worthy contender and the team to beat this season,” stated Jason Hebert, director World Cup Gymnastics. Leading the team was 11-year old Rene Hernandez, from Sleepy Hollow, who was the 1st place, all-around champion with a score of 61.30. He had especially strong performances on all events earning 1st place medals with an 11.4 on Pommel Horse, an 11.3 on Rings, an 11.0 on Parallel Bars and a 10.9 on the High Bar. Teammate, Bryce Polenz, Age 7 who hails from Pleasantville, earned a 2nd place, all-around medal with a score of 57.9. He also took home 1st place medals for Pommel Horse with a 10.6, and Vault with a 9.4 and earned a 2nd place medal for his work on the High Bar with a score of 10.5. Jacob Miller, age 10 from Mt. Kisco, was the 3rd place all-around champion earning a 59.0. He had an exceptional performance on Floor earning the 1st place medal with a score of 9.3 and took home a 3rd place medal for Parallel Bars with a 10.5. Nate Collins, age 9 from Rye, took home a 1st place medal for Pommel Horse with an incredible score of 11.2 and Henry Wiegel, age 8 from Katonah, took home the 3rd place medal for Pommel Horse with a 9.6
The Level 8 Team placed 2nd with 12 year-old, Hartsdale native, Miles Miller earning 1st place all-around with a score of 69.2. He also earned 1st place medals for Pommel Horse with an 11.4 and Parallel Bars with an 11.6 and took home 3rd place medals for Vault with a 12.0 and High Bar with an 11.2.
Level 6 gymnast, David Noel, age 13 from Armonk, was the Vault champion earning a score of 9.7. He also took home two 3rd place trophies for Floor with an 8.1 and High Bar with a 9.3
Level 5 competitor Henry Hurlin, age 12 from White Plains also took home the first place medal for Vault with a great score of 9.6.
World Cup Gymnastics is deemed one of the most revered recreational and competitive gymnastics programs in the state offering mommy and me classes for infants, pre-school gymnastics, school-age recreational gymnastics, tumbling for cheerleaders and competitive teams. For more information, please call 914-238-4967 or visit www.worldcupgymnastics.com.