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Liberty Gymnastics Boys’ Team Wins Big at 2023 State Championships


The youngest team in the state wins second place in the Level 3 competition; 12 gymnasts record Top 10 performances; 3 gymnasts qualify for Regional Championships


CONCORD – March 20, 2023 – Liberty Gymnastics won second place in the Level 3 Boys’ Team Competition at the 2023 NorCal Boys State Gymnastics Championships, taking place over several weekends in March in Emeryville, CA. The youngest team in the state competed against 17 club teams to finish off a strong season.


In addition to the Level 3 team’s win, 12 of Liberty’s gymnasts placed in the Top Ten on various events throughout the Level 3, 4 and 5 competitions. Three of those gymnasts move onto the Regional 1 Championships, taking place on April 1 in Reno, NV, as part of the NorCal All Star Team.


“This is one of the youngest and most talented team of gymnasts I’ve coached in my more than 40 years in men’s gymnastics,” said Eric Totman, Liberty Gymnastics’ Head Coach. “It’s incredibly exciting to see Liberty Gymnastics’ mission of ‘achieving together’ come to life in the team and individual performances this season.”


The Level 3 team at Liberty is made up of 5 and 6-year-olds, who competed in an age group of 6-18-year-olds. Their awards included:


  • Liberty swept the floor competition with Bryson Kennedy of Pleasant Hill winning 1st place, Camden Green of Concord winning 2nd place, Ollie Harper of Pleasant Hill winning 3rd, with Andrew Bynum of Martinez taking home the 5th place medal.

  • Liberty also won big in overall performances with Green and Kennedy tying for 1st place and Harper placing 5th.

  • The team also had multiple gymnasts place on the pommel horse with Diego Hernandez of Concord placing 1st, Green placing 2nd and Kennedy placing 4th.

  • On still rings, Green placed 1st, Kennedy placed 2nd, and Harper placed 4th, and on the vault, Green placed 2nd and Harper placed 6th.

  • Three wins were recorded on the parallel bars with Kennedy placing 3rd, Green placing 4th, and Harper placing 6th.

  • Liberty scored two more wins on horizontal bar with Kennedy placing 3rd and Harper placing 6th.

  • Liberty also counted several gymnasts in the Top 10 with Hernandez and Bynum placing 8th and 9th respectively in the overall rankings; Green placing 10th on parallel bars; Hernandez placing 7th on still rings and 8th on floor; Byrum placing 7th on vault, 9th on still rings, and 10th on parallel bars; and Kurt Daley of Clayton placing 7th on pommel horse and 9th on vault.

  • Gymnast Owen Cruz of Martinez and Avery Jaballa of Pittsburg also recorded their strongest performances of the season. Jaballa, at 5 years old, was the youngest gymnast in the competition.


Gymnasts on the Level 4 team also recorded some impressive wins:

  • Jordan Barboza of Pleasant Hill, who at 6-years-old was the youngest gymnast to compete in Level 4, took 2nd place All-Around in the 7–9-year-old division. Since he also placed 4th out of all age groups (ages 7-18), he made the NorCal All-Star Team for the Regional Championships. He also placed 1st on the parallel bars, 2nd place on pommel horse, 2nd on the still rings, 2nd on the vault, 2nd on the horizontal bar, and 10th on floor.

  • Henry Delamain of Concord also had a strong performance, placing 7th on pommel horse and 9th on vault.


The Level 5 team also had some impressive performances, including:

  • Jordan Nelson of Walnut Creek won 3rd All-Around as a 9-year-old in the 9-11 age group. He also won 1st on horizontal bar, 3rd on still rings, 4th on floor, and 5th on pommel horse. He also placed 7th on parallel bars and 10th on vault. As one of the top six at State Championships, Nelson qualified to compete in the Region 1 Championship as a member of the NorCal All Star Team.

  • Bryson Fung of Pleasant Hill also qualified to compete in the Region 1 Championship as a member of the NorCal All Star Team. He placed 10th on floor. Gymnasts Traevian Inugai of Danville and Nathan Bryson of Brentwood also placed in the Top 10 in their division. Inugai placed 8th on pommel horse in the 12-18 division. Bryson placed 2nd overall in the division 2 competition. He also won 1st on floor, 1st on still rings, 2nd on vault, 2nd on pommel horse, 2nd on parallel bars, and 2nd on horizontal bar.

The State Championships cap off a winning season for the Liberty boys’ teams. Earlier in the season, the Level 3 team won 2nd place in the Cal Benefit Cup at UC Berkeley, 3rd at the Stanford Open at Stanford University, and 3rd at the Mass Watanabe International.


“I’m honored to coach some of the best-of-the-best gymnasts who are on a path toward becoming competitive nationally and internationally. I’m looking forward to further develop these gymnasts and the entire team at Liberty to higher levels of achievement in the future,” said Totman.


About Liberty Gymnastics

Liberty Gymnastics is a gymnastics school located in Concord, CA, teaching both boys and girls of all ages. Liberty offers a wide range of preschool, recreational, and competitive team programs. Liberty also offers birthday parties, camps, field trips, and other special events throughout the year. Children can start gymnastics as early as crawling and continue their gymnastics career well into their adulthood at Liberty Gymnastics.


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