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Gymnasts Conclude 2018 Season

Senior Gymnasts Looking Good

Senior Gymnasts Looking Good

The 2018 gymnastics season has come to an end. The team’s season produced mixed results in terms of wins, losses and personal achievements.

The highest score achieved at a dual meet by the team was 133.8 points. Unfortunately, a majority of the girls were injured throughout the season, decreasing the chances of realizing a higher score. Head coach Mrs. Gina Javorek said, “Despite all the injuries and unfortunate circumstances this season, the girls supported each other and were great to be around.” The girls weren’t able to reach quite as far as they had hoped, but they still impressed at meets. Sophomore Abbie Drayer qualified for districts on the vault and on floor.

The 12 girls on the team started practicing the first week of November and continued until the state meet in the first week of March. Practices were Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings with usually one meet per week. They girls have dedicated much of their time to the 2018 gymnastics season, and they have enjoyed every minute of it.

One of the unique things about gymnastics at West Geauga is that we are a practice hub. Girls from several neighboring schools all meet here at West Geauga each day to train and share equipment. This is not unusual in the gymnastics world, as many of the ladies are very active in clubs, where the teams are comprised of ladies form several communities. While they are competitors on “game days,” the squads all work and train together in practice.

Despite not having a qualifier representing West Geauga, the team traveled to state in Columbus to cheer on an NDCL gymnast. Coach Javorek says that the girls are always eager to cheer and encourage their teammates. Senior Sami Ange said, “Our coaches Mr. Don Schutz and Mrs. Gina Javorek brought all of the schools together and everyone cheers for everyone no matter the color of their leotard.”

The seniors on the team this year included Sami Ange, Calie Huge, Christina Formichelli, and Allison Bisker. “I’m going to miss the seniors and their outstanding leadership,” Coach Javorek said. “I want to wish them the best in their futures.”

Sami added that the underclassmen have a lot of potential and she is excited to see how they do next year.