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Elijah Washington competes with his routine on the rings. (Contributed)

Stanly County Gymnastics boys compete at Rocky Mount

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The Stanly County Gymnastics boys team recently competed in the team’s second competition of the season at the 2020 Rocky Mount Rumble in Rocky Mount.

Gymnasts perform routines on each of the six Olympic events for men’s gymnastics: floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. Each individual event score is added together for the all-around score.

Evan Ferris competed in the Level 5 Division 2 competition taking first place on the floor exercise with a score of 8.8 and fifth on pommel horse with an 8.7. He also scored an 8.5 on rings and an 8.35 on vault.

Ferris placed eighth in the all-around with a score of 48.45.

Luke McKibben, Rhys Brace, Levi Singleton and Elijah Washington competed in the Level 4 Division 2 competition.

McKibben had a great appearance at the meet placing first on high bar, floor exercise, vault, and parallel bars. His highest scores were a 9.1 on vault and parallel-bars. McKibben also placed first in the all-around for his age group with a score of 52.75.

Brace placed second on rings with a score of 9.0 and third on high bar with a score of 7.7. He also scored an 8.75 on vault and an 8.2 on parallel bars. Brace placed sixth in the all-around for his age group with a score of 47.85.

Singleton placed first on floor with a score of 8.0 and fourth on pommel horse with a score of 7.1. He also scored an 8.3 on rings and an 8.8 on vault. Singleton placed seventh in the all-around for his age group with a score of 47.8.

Washington placed fifth on vault with a score of 8.9 and fourth on parallel bars with a score of 8.6. He also scored an 8.2 on pommel horse and an 8.3 on rings. Washington placed sixth in the all-around for his age group with a sore of 49.6.

The Stanly County boys placed third in the Level Four Division 2 team competition.

The team’s next meet is at the Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational in February.