Competitive Gymnastics Team Finishes Strong in First 2020 Meet

January 17, 2020

The Park District of Highland Park Competitive Gymnastics Team participated in their first meet of the season on January 11, 2020, hosted by Viking Gymnastics Club at Niles West High School located in Skokie, Illinois. It is the second year the growing team has competed.

The Level 3 team gymnast Rowan Kach placed second place on bars, floor, and All-Around. Joining Kach in the Eight-Nine-Year-Old Group, Hannah Maletsky placed third on floor, and fourth on bars and All-Around, and Sydney Genser placed fourth on floor and fifth on All- Around. 

In the Ten-Year-Old Group, Naomi Rago placed fourth on vault, and eighth All-Around. Alexa Spector placed third on bars and floor, and fifth All-Around. Fiona Brownstein was awarded first on floor and third All-Around.

Charlie Weisbart placed ninth on floor and beam, and eleventh All-Around in the Eleven-Year-Old age group. Lauren Smiley placed fourth on vault and bars, and fifth All-Around.

“Our gymnasts are working hard, improving on their skills and routines, and exhibiting more confidence while having fun showing off their routines,” said Bruce Keeshin, Park District of Highland Park Competitive Gymnastics Team Coach. “We have started the season off strong.” 

For more information about Centennial Ice Arena recreational and competitive gymnastics programs, please contact Carol Sassorossi, [email protected].

Photo: Bottom row (left to right): Charlie Weisbart, Sydney Genser, Hannah Maletsky, Naomi Rago. Top row (left to right): Alexa Spector, Rowan Kach, Lauren Smiley, Fiona Brownstein