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CHS Gymnastics starts season on Saturday

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A return to prominence.

The Chesterton gymnastics team will look to return to its lofty levels of success as the 2013-2014 season begins on Saturday with the LaPorte Pairs Invitational.

“We have a really talented team and a lot of new faces,” Chesterton coach Lauren West said. “They are excited to be on the Gymnastics team.”

Brandi Tuzinski is the top returner for the Trojans. The only other senior in the program is Emma Lynn.

“Brandi is back to lead us,” West said. “She’s had a lot of experience and we’ll count on her to be the person she’s always been for us.”

The Trojans have been a notoriously strong team on beam and floor, but have already started working to improve in bars and vault.

“I think we’ve shown in improvement in every event, especially in the bars,” West said. “We’ve been focusing on the bars and vault to strengthen those. We’ve started the routines already and got a base for the season and not scrambling to do it later.”

The Trojans will also look to freshman Isabelle Wheeler.

“Isabelle Wheeler has started very well for us,” West said. “Jordan Kearby really picked up a lot of new skills over the summer and so has Rachel Noel.”

The rest of the Chesterton squad will also be counted on including Adie Haggerty, Lindsay Beckett, Taylor Rodriguez, Katie Goysich, Hanna Martich, Victoria Bain, Katie Szprychel, Alisha Dziarski and Kristen Berdine.

“We’re going to be a mix and match team with our order,” West said. “Everybody has a strong event and that’s nice. There is a lot of progress being made on a daily basis. There is a lot of potential.”



Posted 12/20/2013