MAG Boys Take on Berlin

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

The boys after podium training in Berlin

At the beginning of April, a team of six junior athletes traveled to Berlin to represent New Zealand in the men’s artistic gymnastics International Junior Cup in Berlin.  The team consisted of Ethan and Sam Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics), Harvey Humber (Counties Manukau Gymnastics), Daniel Stoddart and Batu Yazici (North Harbour Gymnastics) and Jack Williamson (Christchurch School of Gymnastics), led by Adrian Coman (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) as coach and team manager.  All six boys are part of the Junior Squad 360 squad.

The boys did a training camp in Birmingham before arriving in Berlin, where they competed against more than 15 other countries with some very pleasing results.  These included some podium finishes for Sam Dick and apparatus finals for Daniel Stoddart.  In the Team competition the boys placed 10th out of 23 teams.

Ethan Dick

  • 17th AA


Sam Dick

  • 4th= parallel bars
  • 3rd= rings
  • 1st vault
  • 5th AA

Batu Yazici

  • 21st AA


Daniel Stoddart

  • 6th parallel bars
  • 6th rings
  • 5th vault
  • 9th AA


A big congratulations to all the boys and we wish you well with your Squad 360 trainings and competitions this year.

A big thank you also goes out to Sport-fotos Berlin who took some amazing photos of the boys below – check out more of the boys on their website.