By Pearce Wagner, developmental gymnastics program coordinator.
The Level 4 & 5 Menlo Park Boys Gymnastics Team competed at the Northern California State Championships in San Luis Obispo on March 8 and 9.
Representing Menlo Park Gymnastics at the competition was Noah Kim, Rowan Irvine, Ezekiel Eason and Jaden Phillips.
In the Level 5 competition, Eason took first place all around. Kim came in 11th place all around in his age group.
In the Level 4 competition, Phillips captured fourth place all around and first place on high bar and rings. Irvine took 14th place all around in his division.
At Level 5, Kim and Eason qualified for the regional championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Eason also qualified to be on the Northern California State All Stars Team. This is the first time the Menlo Park Boys Team has qualified for the regionals.
The boys' team trains at the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center in Menlo Park and is coached by Cameron Matzke, Nicole Hyde and Pearce Wagner.