Success in Los Angeles for Island Gymnastics Academy Gymnasts

Matt Gallant , Alex Mann

Two of Island Gymnastics Academy’s senior gymnasts recently competed at the prestigious Peter Vidmar Invitational in Los Angeles, CA (March 1-3). In its 22nd year, this international event attracts gymnasts from around the world. Host Peter Vidmar was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 1991, the USA Gymnastics’ Hall of Fame in 1997 and is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history.

“Travelling to compete in big international meets is an important part of our preparation. It gives our National level athletes the confidence and experience they need to succeed.” says Academy coach C.J. Keliher.

 Alex Mann performed his best routines of the season to earn 69.80 in Level 9. He was ninth overall with a fifth place finish on floor and vault and sixth on pommels. Matt Gallant placed fourteenth all-around (Level 10) in a very strong field of international competitors with a score of 69.700.


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