The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

Gymcats face close loss against Vikings

Senior+Rachel+Finn+starts+her+balance+beam+event%2C+helping+the+Gymcats+score+more+points+to+close+the+gap+between+the+Vikings.+Im+really+proud+of+all+of+us.+Whitman+are+tough+competition+and+the+fact+that+we+were+that+close+makes+me+so+excited+for+our+future+performances%21+Finn+said.
Michelle Kim
Senior Rachel Finn starts her balance beam event, helping the Gymcats score more points to close the gap between the Vikings. “I’m really proud of all of us. Whitman are tough competition and the fact that we were that close makes me so excited for our future performances!” Finn said.

Marking their first home meet of the season, the WJ Gymcats fell short as they went up against the Walt Whitman Vikings on Wednesday, April 10.

As the clock hit 7 p.m., the Gymcats led their way onto the main gym, preparing for four events that each individual member would perform; vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.

Prior to the meet, the Gymcats were wary of their competition and were determined to do their best up against Whitman. The Vikings are seeded #1 in the county and had won county championships last year so the Gymcats knew they were up against quite a team.

Unfortunately, the Gymcats lost with a score of 175.6 to the Vikings who had a score of 176.6. Despite the loss, this was the closest match they had in WJ history and the results were met with excitement and pride rather than disappointment lingering.

Story continues below advertisement

“Whitman’s team has a lot of girls on the team who do gymnastics outside of school so it was kind of expected to lose but we never lost that close to a team so I’m really proud of us,” senior Rachel Finn said.

Finn, along with her other teammates performed impressive tricks, turns and flips, each of the moves being improved more and more, trying to get the points margin gap to narrow down.

“The meet went very well, very smoothly. It was nice to have our first home meet and it was a little nerve-wracking to compete against Whitman because we knew they were ranked number 1 and predicted to win but I’m really proud of how the team did in general,” sophomore Shoshana Berger said.

Berger participated in the uneven bars and vault events, showing her incredible talent and tremendous effort.

“We had a lot of new girls join the team this year so we worked extra hard and although we lost by one point, we did incredibly well. We had three girls place for All-Around, placing them on the podium for all the events combined,” Finn said.

0
0
Leave a Comment
Donate to The Pitch
$940
$1000
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Walter Johnson High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Michelle Kim
Michelle Kim, Photography Editor
Senior Michelle Kim is excited to participate in her first year with the Pitch as a Photography Editor. In addition to editing photos and writing for the Pitch, Michelle enjoys rowing for the crew team and playing video games with friends.
Donate to The Pitch
$940
$1000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Pitch Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *