'Flash crash' lessons

Albert “Pete” Kyle (left) and Jim Angel

Several area gymnasts represented South Carolina in the seven-state Region VIII Men's Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Participants were determined by their performance at the South Carolina Men's Championships, which were held in Columbia.

Local gymnasts with Top 10 finishes at the regional competition included Level 8 gymnast Ben Rindge of the Charleston Twisters, who finished second on high bar, third in pommel horse, rings and vault and fifth on floor to take third place in the All-Around.

At Level 6, Gregory Winglosky of GymMasters had a fourth place on vault and 10th place on parallel bars.

Other local gymnasts representing South Carolina included: Level 10, Kameron Boggs of GymMasters; Level 7, Sam Hayes of GymMasters; Level 6, Michael Concannon and Corey Gilpin of GymMasters; Level 5, Matthew Merrithew and Darius Williams of the Charleston Twisters, and Joshua McCoy, Domenic Smith, Logan Chakos and Will Buck of GymMasters.

GymMasters is coached by Lynn Finkelstein. The Charleston Twisters are coached by Tony Ivey.