Niles West 2nd place at State

Niles West Boys Gymnastics Wins 2nd at State


Congratulations to the Niles West Boys Gymnastics Team that competed on May 10 and 11 in Hoffman Estates at the State Championships. As a team Niles West finished 2nd in state, missing the championship by a mere 0.5!”

The last time Niles West took second in state, there was an Olympian on the team, Alum Bart Conner!

The Team had 23 routines that made the individual state preliminaries and 9 top 10 routines on Saturday evening. This was the best showing for individual state at the Saturday competition since Adrian Batista became head coach. This is also one of the most decorated teams that Niles West Athletics has ever had.

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The IHSA State Gymnastics Championships is this weekend and the Niles West Gymnastics Team and Niles North gymnasts will be competing!

Watch the Niles West team (second in state) compete tonight at 5 pm in Hoffman Estates. Here is a link to watch live:

NFHS network HERE:


If any of these don’t work, you can go to and all the information and links are on that website.

On Saturday, the individual prelims (top 50 gymnasts per event) are at Hoffman Estates starting at 12:00 pm,
Individual finals (top 10 gymnasts per event) are at 5:30 pm Saturday night.

The Niles West Boys Gymnastics team won their 2019 sectional meet on April 30 with a 159.05, qualifying the team for the state championships. This was one of the most dominant performances by Niles West at a sectional meet in history.

Individual qualifiers are as follows.

Floor Exercise:
1st place – Murun Jamiyankhuu
3rd Place – Brian Lieo

Pommel Horse:
1st Murun Jamiyankhuu
2nd Brian Lieo
5th Elan Atar

Still Rings:
1st Jack Nguyen
5th Elan Atar

1st Brian Lieo
3rd Murun Jamiyankhuu
5th place Jack Nguyen

Parallel Bars:
3rd Murun Jamiyankhuu
5th Elan Atar

High bar:
1st Murun Jamiyankhuu
4th Elan Atar

1st place Murun Jamiyankhuu
4th place Elan Atar
5th Place Brian Lieo

Niles North seniors Ryan Bekanon (1st time qualifier) and Gavin Byrd (2nd year qualifier) qualified for the State Gymnastics Meet. Ryan qualified for the floor exercise, parallel bars, and high bar. Gavin qualified for the floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, and parallel bars. Gavin is also the first Niles North male gymnast to qualify for the all around in over 20 years.

Congrats and good luck to all!

Niles North state qualifying gymnasts and coaches

Niles West Boys Gymnastics Team