Another season of high school gymnastics has come and gone as Salem High School hosted the State Championships on Saturday. Pinkerton reclaimed the first place title, followed by Salem and Bishop Guertin. Salem's Nina Whittaker was crowned individual all-around, uneven bars, and floor exercise champion, while Londonderry's Maddie Britting was vault champion and Bishop Guertin's Carolyn Nichols was balance beam champion.
We have current and former Spectrum gymnasts competing for Londonderry, Campbell, Pinkerton, Goffstown, Manchester Memorial, and Windham, and our own Coach Emily and former Spectrum gymnast Heather Tuden coach the Londonderry team (they placed fourth!).
This was my first season judging high school meets, but as a former high school gymnast myself (Spaulding High School 2004-2008), I have always been a proponent of high school gymnastics. Some club coaches prefer that their gymnasts don't participate in high school gymnastics, but I encourage it, and here's why:
I could sing the praises of high school all day long if I really wanted to. The next step for the top 3 teams, top 6 gymnasts per event, and top 6 in the All-Around is the New England Regional Championships in Massachusetts.
Congratulations to all of the high school competitors on a great season!
Peace, love, and gymnastics,
Spectrum Gymnastics Academy
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Coach Sarah is a former Rhode Island College gymnast, NCGA National qualifier, All-American, current gymnastics coach and judge, and contributor for the gymnastics news source, The Gymternet. Find out what's going on at Spectrum and learn more about the incredible sport of gymnastics!