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. Congrats to our graduating seniors on all their accomplishments – Grace Leonard, Anna Miller and Julia Rajner!
The Perrysburg High School Gymnastics Team started hosting this meet in January 2020 to bring awareness to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that head 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 will lose their ability to walk and their arm function will also decrease. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The Varsity Jacket Gymnasts Team took 1st place with a 141.00, followed by Anthony Wayne in 2nd with a 136.15, Eastwood was 3rd with a 129.85, Northview was 4th with a 120.35, Patrick Henry was 5th with a 118.95 and Springfield was 6th with a 115.55.
Other gymnasts competing as individuals representing their schools were from Ottawa Hills, Antwerp, Whitmer, Ontario and Ashland.
In the varsity session, Senior Grace Leonard placed 2nd on beam with a 9.35, 6th on vault, 6th on bars, 6th on floor and 5th in all around.
Senior Anna Miller placed 7th on vault and 7th on floor.
Junior Emma Palmer placed 4th on vault, 3rd on bars, 4th on beam, 6th on floor and 3rd in all around.
Junior Raegan Ruehle placed 9th on bars.
Junior Emily Myers placed 9th on beam and 10th on floor.
Sophomore Grace Helton placed 1st on vault, 10th on beam, 1st on floor and 6th in all around.
Sophomore Ava Kincaid placed 2nd on vault, 4th on bars, 8th on beam, 10th on floor and 4th in all around.
Also part of the Varsity Team were freshman Kenna Hire junior Kara Lintner.
In the Junior Varsity session, Anthony Wayne took 1st place with a 128.70, Clay was 2nd with a 126.15, Perrysburg was 3rd with a 123.10 and Ottawa Hills was 4th with a 65.50.
Senior Julia Rajner placed 10th on beam.
Junior Carley Milligan placed 3rd on vault and 7th on floor.
Freshman Valerie Ward placed 4th on vault and 8th on floor.
Freshman Casey Wiseman placed 7th on vault, 10th on bars and 9th on beam.
Freshman Keira Hartland placed 8th on vault.
Freshman Sydney Wolfinger placed 9th on vault, 3rd on bars, 3rd on beam and 3rd in all around.
Freshman Adisyn Frankevic placed 10th in vault, 7th in beam and 10th on floor.