The Jacket Gymnasts held their Senior Day when they hosted The Noah Ninja's Destroying Duchene, All Around Meet at the Perrysburg YMCA Gymnastics Center. The gymnastics team started hosting this meet last year to bring awareness to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that assistant coach Mykel Zwayer’s son, Noah, has. Duchenne is a progressive muscle wasting disorder. It is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the body from producing dystrophin, a protein that muscles need to work properly. Without dystrophin, muscle cells become damaged and weaken. Over time, children with Duchenne lose their ability to walk and their arm function also decreases. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The Varsity Jacket Gymnasts Team took 1st place with a 141.15, followed by Northview in 2nd with a 123.60, 3rd was Patrick Henry with a 117.90 and 4th was Eastwood with a 95.90.
Other gymnasts competing as individuals representing their schools were from Ontario, Elgin, Ridgedale, Lexington, Defiance and Ashland.
Congrats to our graduating seniors on all their accomplishments: Emma Gardner, Katie Ruby and Genevieve Thomas.
In the varsity session, Senior Emma Gardner once again started her team off on the balance beam with zero beam falls. She is known as the "beam queen."
Senior Katie Ruby placed 8th on bars, 7th on beam, 6th on floor and 9th in the all around.
Senior Genevieve Thomas placed 9th on vault, 1st on bars, 10th on beam, 9th on floor and 5th in the all around.
Junior Grace Leonard placed 8th on vault, 2nd on bars, 4th on floor and 7th in the all around.
Junior Raegan Ruehle was 7th on vault and 10th on bars.
Sophomore Emma Palmer placed 7th on vault, 7th on bars, 6th on beam, 7th on floor and 6th in the all around.
Sophomore Allison Kulmatycki placed 9th on vault and 10th on floor.
Freshman Ava Kincaid placed 2nd on vault, 6th on bars, 8th on beam, 5th on floor and 3rd in the all around.
Freshman Grace Helton placed 1st on vault, 5th on bars, 5th on beam, 2nd on floor and 1st in the all around.
In the JV session, Anthony Wayne took 1st place with a 96.80, Perrysburg was 2nd with a 88.60, Whitmer was 3rd with a 51.10.
Junior Julia Rajner placed 7th on vault, 10th on bars, 8th on beam, 9th on floor and 9th in the all around.
Sophomore Carley Milligan placed 6th on vault, 7th on bars, 6th on beam, 7th on floor and 7th in the all around.
Sophomore Kara Lintner placed 5th on vault, 6th on bars, 4th on beam, 5th on floor and 5th in the all around.