Youth gymnasts bring home honors from NY competitions

From left, Coach Kelley Paz, Raegan Rutty, Sami Peene, Cameron Doak, Tyler Woolaver and coach Alison Laidler.

The boys and girls of Motions Unlimited brought home gold, silver, bronze and many accolades from competitions in New York last month.

The boys traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the annual West Point Gymnastics Open, held Jan. 15-17, and the girls traveled to the Manhattan Classic Invitational, held Jan. 30-31.

At West Point, Igor Magalhaes brought home gold for his performance on the high bar, placing the highest score in his age division. Karthik Adapa, 11, landed a top 10 on the vault with an overall finish in 29th place in his age division. Kaleb Woolaver, in the 7-8 age group, placed 19th.

At the Manhattan Classic, at Pier 94, Sami Peene took bronze in the all-around competition and silver on the bars. Raegan Rutty won bronze on the beam, and placed ninth in the all-around competition. Cameron Doak had eighth place in the all-around in the level 4 division, and Jaiden Gilbert and Tyler Woolaver were in 15th place all-around.

More than 3,000 gymnasts across the United States were hosted by NYC Elite Gymnasts.
The next competition, Gasparilla Classic, will be in St. Petersburg, Florida, Feb. 19-21.