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Gymnastics: Gold Country boys impress at Hi-Tech invite

The Gold Country boy Gymnastics team. Back row from left: Rhett Miller, Chance Bacon and Brandon Pengelley. Front row from left: Jeffrey Wagnecht and Nathan Arthur.
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The Gold Country boys gymnastics team traveled to the Hi-Tech Invitational in Rancho Cordova last weekend, and returned with a pair of top finishes in the all-around competition.

In Level 5 (Middle B age group), Chance Bacon impressed with an all around score of 62.3 to claim first place. Bacon finished in first in four events, winning the pommel horse event (11.0), the rings (11.0), the high bar (11.5), and the parallel bars (9.5). Bacon also took fourth on the floor exercise (10.0) and fifth on the vault (9.3).

In Level 5 (older age group), Gold Country’s Jeffrey Wagnecht was first all-around with a score of 59.1. Wagnecht excelled in the floor exercise, placing first in the event with a 10.9. He also finished third on the parallel bars (9.2), fourth on the rings (10.1), and scored a 9.2 on the vault, a 9.9 on the high bar, and a 9.8 on the pommel horse.



In Level 7 (all ages), Brandon Pengelley finished first on the vault (12.4), third on the high bar (9.7) and fifth on the rings (9.9).

Also in Level 7 (all ages), Nathan Arthur placed sixth on the vault (12.0) and took seventh on the parallel bars.




In Level 8 (13 years and older), Rhett Miller finished in sixth for the all-around competition with a 65.9. Miller was second on the floor exercise (12.3), third on the parallel bars (11.3), third on the vault (11.9), sixth on the pommel horse (10.7), and also tallied a 10.2 on the high bar.

Next up for the Gold Country boys is the Spirit of the Flame Invitational in Santa Clara Feb. 27-28.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232.


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