Gymnastics Team Finishes Strong at AAU Meet

April 29, 2019

The Park District of Highland Park Level 3 Gymnastics Team competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gymnastics Central District State Meet in Rockford on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  The team placed 11th with a season high score of 110.225, just missing the top 10 by .075.  This is the team’s inaugural season. 

Individual highlights from their respective age groups include Hannah Spencer awarded second on beam, floor, all around, and

taking the vault champion title.  Lucky Fincher placed third on floor, and vault, and fourth in all around.  In the Junior Division, Ali Danziger placed fourth on vault, and fifth on floor.  Lindsey Drake placed sixth on both the vault and beam. In the Child Division, Rowan Kach placed fifth on vault, and second place on floor.

The Park District Level 3 Team is coached by Bruce Keeshin.  He is a former Head Coach for men and women’s gymnastics team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). 

“These girls have been working hard, learning routines and taking on the challenge of being the founding members of our competitive team,” said Keeshin.  “I am truly impressed with the improvement I have seen this season.”

The Park District Gymnastics Team practices out of Centennial Ice Center.  Centennial is a premier regional center for gymnastics with a highly qualified staff and progressive programming.  The arena is a proud member of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gymnastics.

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

Top Left Photo:  (left to right) Ali Danziger, Hannah Spencer, Lindsey Drake, Lucky Fincher