KCHS junior gymnast Ethan Boder participated in the USA Gymnastics Elite Team Cup on March 2, 2019 in Greensboro, NC. This premier event featured nine men’s Regional Teams, each consisting of six junior elite gymnasts. Team scores for the Elite Team Cup are based on four athletes competing on each event with the top three scores on each event counting.

Out of the nine teams, Region 8 (Ethan’s team) placed third, which was thrilling as Regions 1 and 3 are powerhouses. Ethan’s scores were as follows:
FLOOR: 12.70
RINGS: 13.3
VAULT: 15.1

Watch Ethan with WVLT-TV’s Mark Packer:

Ethan and his Knoxville Catholic classmates and fellow gymnasts, Adler Bain and Jake Foster, competed March 9, 2019 at the Tennessee State Gymnastics Championship, taking 1st place at GymTek in Knoxville, TN. The trio repeats as state champions representing Knoxville Catholic.

Ethan will also travel to Italy this summer with USA Gymnastics to compete against the Italian team.