KMC boys gymnastics squad earn super team trophy
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The KMC boys gymnastics team competed in the Pennsylvania State Championships in Lebanon, Pa., and earned the super team trophy as the best boys gymnastics team in the state.
The level 6 team remained undefeated for the season, winning the team state title by nine points. The level 6 team was led by Kyle Walchuk and Kieran Clark, who won first place in the all-around for their respective age groups. Walchuk was the top pick for the level 6 PA state team and Henry Wagner was named as an alternate to the level 5 PA state team to represent Pennsylvania as the seven states in the region vie for the regional title on April 26.
The level 8 team won their seventh team title for the season. The level 10 team won sixth place. KMC is home to seven individual event state champions.
The super team title is granted to the team with the highest scores from all levels of competition during the State Championship where all of the gymnastics teams in the state compete. It is a highly coveted award that KMC won three years ago. The super team trophy will be held by KMC until next year, when they will return it to the State Chairman just prior to the state competition in hopes of taking it home again next year.
The complete meet results include the following:
Cris Ilis competed in the 6-year-old age group, where he placed fifth on rings. In the 7- and 8-year-old age group, Spencer Biggs won third place on rings and sixth place vault.
Wagner received sixth place in all-around, as well as third on pommel horse and fifth on high bar in the 8-and-under age group. TJ Langdon is the 11-and-over age group state champion on high bar. He earned second place on pommel horse and third place in the all-around. Thomas Casey was standing across the podium in fourth place on all-around. Casey won first place on parallel bars, second on vault, third on floor, and sixth on rings.
With his third state all-around title in three years, Walchuk also stood atop the podium on floor, pommel horse, rings, and parallel bars. He received second place on high bar and third place on vault in the 9-and-under age group. Clark won first place in AA, for the sixth meet in a row this season, in the 10- and 11-year-old group. He also won parallel bars and high bar; he earned second on rings and third on floor and vault. Andrew Overman claimed first place on floor and pommel horse, with third place in AA and parallel bars, as well as fourth place on rings. Gunar Daniels rounded out the top three as KMC stood in the top three podium spots on floor.
Collin Cunane, Kieran Murdocca, and Liam Bachman competed within the 11- and 12-year-old age group where KMC took home second, third, and fourth places in all-around respectively. Cunane fought hard and was second by a small margin with Murdocca hot on his tail. Cunane won high bar and took second on floor, pommel horse, and rings; with a fourth place medal on vault and parallel bars. Murdocca won first place on rings, second place on parallel bars and placed third on floor, pommel horse, vault, and high bar. Bachman finished second on vault, third on rings and parallel bars with fourth place on floor and pommel horse.
Devin Trinter competed in the 13- and 14-year-old age group, where he won second place on parallel bars, third on rings and high bar. He finished fifth in the all-around and on vault, with sixth place on floor.
In the 15- and16-year-old age group, Matt Bunke received sixth place in all-around, third on pommel and fourth on rings. Garrett Enslen won third on parallel bars. Paul Giannoukos placed sixth on high bar. In the 17-and 18-year-old group Isaiah Cooper earned sixth on high bar.