Motions Unlimited boys do well in U.S.

Far left - Karthik 2nd Place (photo submitted)


The Motions Unlimited boy’s gymnastics team travelled to New York to compete at the West Point Open, hosted by the United States Military Academy – Army West Point, from 13-15 January, 2017.  This meet opened the season for the Motions boys team who posted strong results for an early season meet.

Kaleb Woolaver competed in a field of 48 level 5 boys, aged 10-11 and earned a silver medal for his performance on the rings and took 10th place all-around. Karthik Adapa also looked strong in the level 6, 12 and over boys’ division.  Karthik earned a silver medal for his vault and was 10th all-around.

Igor Magalhaes, who will turn 14 in 2017, competed at level 8 at the West Point meet.  This is the highest USAG level achieved by a male gymnast in Cayman. Igor’s performance was strongest on the high bar, earning him an eighth-place finish in this event and he also earned 10th place on floor. After winning five medals in the Junior division for the Inter-Island Games in 2015, Igor is a strong contender for the senior team for the 2017 Island Games in Gotland.

Kaleb Woolaver ties for 2nd

The boys’ coach, Doran Zimmerman was pleased with their results. “The boys did a fantastic job! Their hard work in the gym over the past few months definitely paid off,” he said.

“As the first international competition of the season, the West Point Open will provide a good foundation to build upon over the next few months. There is still much room for improvement and I look forward to what the future has in store. Over the next few weeks we will be preparing for the Gasparilla Classic in Florida in February,” he added.

At the West Point meet, the boys also gained insight into the world of College Gymnastics as they had the opportunity to watch the Army team take on seven other collegiate teams including 5th ranked Penn State, 7th ranked Nebraska and 12th ranked rival, Navy. In the college division, Penn State placed first, followed by Nebraska and Army secured third place.

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