With a new coach this year, it does not look like the girls gymnastic team will have trouble springing into a new season.
“We have new coaches this year so we are going about prepping differently. We have practice after school and there we practice the events we will compete in,” senior Erin Kilke said.
The past few years the team has been very successful and new coach, Callie Jedrzejek, hopes to continue the tradition.
“I am hoping to improve on the girls skills, create a hard working environment for the girls, create team bonding and of course, have a winning season,” Jedrzejek said.
This year, the team’s goal for the season is to achieve a score over 130.00 for one meet.
“We want to make it to states this year,” senior Jennifer Rinaldi said.
The team’s biggest rivals include: the Solon Comets, the Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers and the Hudson Explorers with the Twinsburg Tiger’s trailing behind.
“Our biggest rivals would have to be Falls or Hudson, but I think we are going to beat them this year,” senior Emily Hudia said.
There are a few girls to watch out for this season: Sara Kasper is a level nine gymnast, who will be putting up some big scores this season. She is especially great on the floor and vault.
Hannah Schneider is a senior gymnast and her first time on the high school team. She is a level ten gymnast and will be contributing great scores on the bars and beams.
Jennifer Rinaldi is an all around wonderful gymnast who will be the lead scorer this season.
The girls have a tough gymnastic conference and have to be prepared if they want to win.
Rinaldi said, “We’re expecting this year to be pretty successful. We have a strong returning team and a couple of new girls who will definately be great assets. I’m looking forward to the season.”