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Bainbridge boys win first-place awards in Oregon

Owen Scheer prepares for competition while getting some last minute advice from Coach Tim Forro. - Markos Scheer photo
Owen Scheer prepares for competition while getting some last minute advice from Coach Tim Forro.
— image credit: Markos Scheer photo

The Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics Team enjoyed the sweet smell of success at the Rose City Gymnastics Challenge last week. Bainbridge athletes stood out in the robust field of gymnasts from three states.

Max Bispham nailed a stunning first-place finish in his floor routine in the Level 4, age 7-8 competition.

Tommy Goodhue shone on parallel bars and captured first place in the event.

Bainbridge’s Leo Uyekawa also collected a first place on vault and a second place on rings.

Owen Scheer had rock-solid second-place finishes in floor, vault, pommel and high bar.

For the age 9-10 bracket, Kiernan Liberman swung through his high bar routine and landed first in the event.

Josiah McDaniel had a strong showing, and garnered a fifth-place finish in pommel.

The Level 4 team, led by coaches Bryan Garoutte and Tim Forro, secured a third-place finish overall.

The Level 5 team had a powerful showing as well.

With unyielding competition, Abe Muldrow wrangled a sixth place on floor and came in seventh on vault. He had an overall finish of eighth.

Hugh Fordyce snagged 10th in rings and 13th in the all-around.

Level 9 gymnast Nate Opalski took home 12th on the pommel horse and 15th in the all-around.

The meet was held March 1-3 in Beaverton, Ore., and the challenge was the team’s regular season finale before the athletes will battle it out in the state meet on March 16-17 in Richland.

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