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Bainbridge boys gymnasts have powerful showing

Bainbridge Island’s Mace Korytko works through his routine on pommel horse during the Washington State Meet in Vancouver. - Markos Scheer photo
Bainbridge Island’s Mace Korytko works through his routine on pommel horse during the Washington State Meet in Vancouver.
— image credit: Markos Scheer photo

VANCOUVER - Bainbridge Island Boys swung through the Washington State Meet with both the Level 4 and Level 5 teams landing fifth-place victories.

The meet was Saturday, March 15 in Vancouver, Wash.

In a field of more than 300 athletes, from 20 teams statewide, both the Level 4 and 5 Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics teams rounded out their seasons with robust and vibrant performances at state.

Level 4 (age 7-8) standout Tommy Goodham leapt to a 15th place in vault and came in 24th overall.

Newcomer Dashiell Gann finished 12th on high bar with a 27th-place finish in the all-around.

The 9-10 age group sizzled with strong performances. Whiz kid Owen Scheer demolished the competition by capturing a first in state on pommel, second on parallel bars and fourth overall.

Jack Ekstrand held strong with a sixth-place finish on floor and a ninth all-around.

Aidan Creatarolo soared to third on vault and landed in 13th overall.

Mace Korytko snagged 13th in both vault and parallel bars and secured 17th overall.

Charlie Dilorio-Treisch nailed 20th in the all-around with an impressive 10th-place finish on pommel horse.

Level 5 dynamo Max Bispham stunned the crowd with his parallel bar routine and snagged fourth place in the 7-8 age group. He placed eighth overall with a score of 56.9.

Competition was stiff in the 9-10-year-old bracket with almost 40 athletes competing.

Leo Uyekawa dazzled as he twisted and flipped his way to 10th on the floor with a 16th-place finish in the all-around with a score of 54.00.

In the ages 11-and-up category, Kiernan Liberman, Abe Muldrow and Collin Hansen delivered potent routines.

Live wire Kiernan Liberman seized first place on vault and high bar and snagged third on pommel horse and parallel bars. He finished with a second-place silver medal overall.

Veteran Abe Muldrow was on his heels in fourth overall with a firm third-place finish on vault.

The mighty Collin Hansen nailed first in the state on parallel bars and came in sixth in the all-around with a 57.7 score.All five gymnasts in Level 5 qualified for regionals.

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