sophomore Sophie Hunzelman picked up her second consecutive IHSAA Gymnastics
All-Around state championship on Saturday at Worthen Arena on the campus us
Ball State University.
“Oh man, I didn’t
think I was going to be able to do it again,” Hunzelman said. “This feels
really good because I know that I work hard and do well every day in the
just the second gymnast to capture the all-around title in her first two
years of high school. Valparaiso’s Angie Cook did it in 1993 and 1994.
“She’s the calmest
kid on the team,” CHS Head Coach Dawn Matthys said. “She stood behind Jordan
(Bush) and Mia (Pak) early in the year in all-around, but she’s a sophomore.
Sophomore’s always struggle a little bit finding their footing.”
individual event title came on the beam where she tied Valparaiso’s Whitney
McKeon with a 9.70.
“I think I’ve had
better beam routines before, but this one felt really good because it was my
last routine of the meet and I had to make it good for my team,” Hunzelman
Hunzelman also tied
for second on bars (9.625), after winning as a freshman, and finished sixth
in vault (9.50) and the floor exercise (9.60).
Sectionals, Sophie turned it on and has been so solid in the post-season,”
Matthys said. “I’m very proud of Sophie.”
helped lead the Trojans to the school’s fourth state championship and first
“All our hard work
finally paid off,” Hunzelman said.