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By Tom Ladman
American Kids Sports Center’s Level 5 boys’ gymnastics team placed 3rd at the San Diego Team Cup Jan. 25-26. The meet featured 350 athletes from the Western United States and Mexico. In the 11 and older age group, Nick Garcia placed first in the All-Around, taking first on Rings and High Bar. He also placed second on Floor and Parallel Bars. Thomas Worman won the Floor and Vault and placed 2nd on High Bar and the All-Around. Colin Stikes placed first on Pommel Horse and Parallel Bars and 3rd in the All-Around. In the 10 year olds, Luke Rice placed 2nd on Pommel Horse, while Connor Dao placed 3rd on Rings and High Bar. Other team members are Sam Morelos, Jarren Whitmore, and Zachary Tisinger. They are coached by Sean Farrell and Hayden DaMant. Their next competition will be February 1 and 2 in Torrance for the Southern California 2nd Preliminary.