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Quandt leads Storm boys in first meet

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The Silverthorne Storm boys gymnastics team competed in its first meet of the season last Friday, and the local boys didn’t disappoint, bringing a wealth of podium finishes and high scores. 

“They are getting used to the harder parts of their routines and starting to execute the moves with better form and technique,” Storm coach Ben Way said.

According to Way, Nathan Quandt was the spark plug. Thanks to his tight-cropped red hair and sunburned and peeling shoulders, not only did he look hot, he scorched the competition taking first place in every event other than his second place on rings.

He was a 9-year-old in the 9-19 age group, and there was a full podium on each event. He held his form and focus better than ever, Way said, earning three scores over 9.0 and a remarkable 53.2 points in all-around (AA) in the process.

John DeJulio also scored over the 51 mark in AA (8.5 average per event) and hit a nearly flawless floor routine to score a 9.5.

“He is starting to hit the tougher moves on his other events which brings that AA score up nicely,” his coach said. “His dedication to the sport is showing up.”

Gregory Cook and DeJulio were the only two in their division and age group, thus ended up splitting up the first- and second-place spots on the podium for the day.

 

Cook’s day was highlighted by a nice front tuck on vault to score a 9.5. He finished with a 47.9 in AA.

The boys’ next meet is July 7 in Broomfield, but they will have the opportunity to do a demo at the Storm girls’ home meet June 23-24.


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