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Flushing Y gymnastics team qualifies athletes for states

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All members of the team achieved the all-around scores necessary to qualify for the USA Gymnastics State Championships to be held in Buffalo, N.Y. on March 22.

Following the names identifying the athletes is their class (6 or 7, where 7 is the lower level), their all-around score (10 on each of the six events would produce a perfect score of 60.00) and the school they attend. Shawn Geller (C.6, 45.65, PS 144), Lorenzo Laing (C.7, 52.8, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs), (C.7, 52.8, IS 227) Shawn Henderson (C.6, 49.75, PS 94), Benjamin Yue (C.7, 53.5, PS 165), Nicholas Martinez (C.7, 51.9, Queen of Peace), Chris Cannon (C.6, 45.8, St. Kevins).

In the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program for Men, classes are from 10 (the lowest) to 1 (the highest) with competition starting at Class 7 for Women. Levels are from 1 (the lowest) to 10 (the highest), with competition starting at Level 4.

USA Gymnastics chooses the Olympic team from its Elite level, to which you qualify from the highest Junior Olympic level.

For further info about the Flushing Y and its team, contact Billy White at 1-718-539-5223. For further information regarding the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic and National Team programs, contact Reggie Henderson at 1-718-747-6227.

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