YOUTH GYMNASTICS: Gold country Level 4 gymnasts earn 2nd at High Tech invite |

YOUTH GYMNASTICS: Gold country Level 4 gymnasts earn 2nd at High Tech invite

The Gold Country boys gymnastics team (Level 4) pose for a photo with their second place banner at the High Tech Invitational in Rancho Cordova
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The Gold Country boys gymnastics team notched another strong performance with several impressive individual efforts and a second place finish for the Level 4 gymnasts.

Competing at the High Tech Invitational in Rancho Cordova last weekend, Zachary Tull led the Level 4 (younger group) Gold Country gymnasts, scoring first place all-around with a score of 60.3. Tull took first place in the pommel and the rings, was second on the high-bar, third on the parallel bars, and fourth on both the floor exercise and vault.

Rowan Henry finished fourth all-around in Level 4 (younger group) with a strong showing on the pommel (2nd place), rings (2nd) and vault (2nd). Henry also finished in fifth in the floor exercise and seventh on the parallel bars.

Also in Level 4 (younger group), Austin Whitman placed seventh all-around, and scored a fourth place finish on the high-bar.

In Level 4 (older group), Dean Williams earned seventh all-around, highlighted by a first-place finish on the parallel bars, a second-place finish on the rings and a third-place finish on the pommel.

Also in Level 4 (older group), Trey Baker had a solid showing on the vault and the high-bar.

In Level 5 (older age group) Andrew Fairchild fared well with a 53.7 all-around, including a 9.9 on the pommel to earn fourth in the event.

In Level 5 (middle group), Tyler Frandsen impressed with a fifth place all-around score of 57.3. Frandsen was especially strong in the vault, taking first place with a score of 10.3. He also tallied a third place finish in the floor exercise, and a fourth place finish in both the parallel bars and high-bar.

At Level 5 (younger group), Triston Harrison improved his all-around score and took sixth on the rings with a score of 9.6.

Ethan Martinez, competing in Level 6 (older group), improved his previous best all-around score by .8 and fared well on the pommel, vault and high-bar.

In Level 6 (middle group), Chance Bacon scored a fifth-place finish all-around.

Bacon earned third place on the parallel bars, fourth on the pommel, sixth on the floor exercise, sixth on the rings, seventh on the vault and seventh on the high-bar.

In Level 8 (11-12 years old), Nathan Arthur finished with an all-around score of 59.2 and had strong efforts on the floor exercise, pommel, rings and vault.

In Level 9 (13-14 years old), Rhett Miller finished in seventh all-around, improving his previous best score by 3.9 points.

Miller was especially strong on the rings, scoring a 12 and finishing fourth.

The Gold Country boys get back at it this weekend at the Gold Country Classic in Richmond, which is also the last time gymnasts can qualify for the state meet.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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