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Tahoe Gymnastics brings home state titles

Matt O'Neill

The Tahoe Gymnastics boys team came away with some very impressive scores and performances at the state championships March 17 and 18.

Tahoe had nine gymnasts come home with top honors.

In level 7, Tahoe had four competitors, and two individuals brought home championships. Casey Tara was state champion on the high bars (9.1), parallel bars (9.4) and the all-around. He was second on the floor and vault and was fifth in the pommel horse and rings.

Kevin Griest was state champion on the rings with a 9.5. He also scored a 9.0 on the high bars, good enough for second and was fifth in the all-around. CJ Linder took fifth in the vault and 10th in the all-around, while Garrett Singer was ninth in the all-around.

Tahoe’s level 6 gymnasts were as equally as impressive.

David Levesque, a first-year competitor, was eighth in the rings (8.5) and vault (8.6) and 11th in the all-around.

Ricky Braun was sixth on the rings, high bar and parrallel bars. He was also fifth in the vault and the floor, while he was sixth in the all-around with a score of 51.8.

Braun’s score in the all-around qualified him to represent the state at the Regional Championships April 6-8 at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif.

The level 5 competition saw Bo Davenport finish fifth in the pommel horse and high bar; fourth in the parallel bars and the vault; and third in the rings and second on the floor.

He also qualified for regionals in the all-around by finishing fourth.

Josh Hery was fourth in the vault, third on the parallel bars and second in the floor, pommel horse and high bar. For the second year in a row, he was state champion in the rings with a score of 9.1.

Josh Junge was the only level 4 competitor for Tahoe. He finished fifth in the pommel horse, vault and parallel bars. Junge took fourth on the floor and rings, while finishing second on the high bars and fifth in the all-around.

“This is the first time we’ve had this many go into state and do so well,” Tahoe coach George Hery Jr. said. “I’m really proud of the way the younger kids did and the way (Tahoe Gymnastics owner) Judy Sabo has helped them.

“She’s done a great job of coaching and running the gym.”

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