Perrysburg 10th, Eastwood’s Stevenson 5th in beam at state


HILLIARD, Ohio — Perrysburg finished 10th out of 12 teams at the state gymnastics meet, scoring 137.100 points in the team competition Saturday at Hilliard Bradley High School.

Perrysburg team scores were 33.450 in the vault, 33.275 in the parallel bars, 35.300 in the balance beam and 34.625 in the floor exercises. The balance beam was the Yellow Jackets’ best, tying for seventh.

For the Jackets, Ava Kincaid had a 9.225 in the vault, 9.175 in the parallel bars and 9.175 in the balance beam.

Kenna Hire scored a 8.150 in the vault and 8.700 in the floor, Kara Lintner scored a 8.125 and Casey Wiseman scored a 7.950 in the vault.

Lauren Cline scored a 8.900 in the balance beam and 8.575 in the floor, Janie Snyder scored a 8.700 in the beam and 8.725 on the floor, and Abbi Lee scored a 8.525 in the beam and 8.625 on the floor.

Other Perrysburg gymnasts competing in the parallel bars were Valerie Ward (8.350), Reagan Ruehle (8.150) and Sydney Wolfinger (8.050).

Brecksville-Broadview Heights and Delaware Olentangy Berlin locked up in the closest OHSAA gymnastics team state tournament since 2009, but it was the Bees of Brecksville that came out on top for the 20th-consecutive year and 24th overall.

Brecksville totaled a 148.825, while Berlin finished as state runner-up for the first time with a team score of 148.050.

The 0.775 margin of victory was the closest state tournament since Brecksville defeated Rocky River Magnificat by 0.125 points in 2009.

Brecksville’s point total is the third highest in state tournament history, while Berlin’s runner-up point total is the ninth best.

Brecksville’s 37.850 on vault was the best of the state tournament in that event, while Berlin’s 37.950 on floor and 36.825 on uneven parallel bars were the best of the night in those two events.

Brecksville sophomore Gianna Ravagnani competed in all four events and scored a 9.725 on vault and 9.525 on floor to pace the Bees in both events.

Berlin freshman Tayten Swain also competed in all four events and led the Bears in three events, including the vault (9.625), uneven bars (9.300) and floor (9.775).

Medina (147.025) finished third, followed by Brunswick (146.675), Hudson (142.275), Berea-Midpark (141.650), Rocky River Magnificat (141.125), Centerville (138.375), Dublin Jerome (138.225), Perrysburg, Anthony Wayne (133.225) and Cincinnati Turpin (135.125).

Stevenson places fifth

In the individual beam competition on Saturday, Eastwood gymnast Mya Stevenson finished fifth with a 9.450 score and Perrysburg’s Emma Palmer was 20th at 9.000.

Stevenson tied for 19th in the vault with a 9.225, Kincaid was 21st (9.200), and Palmer was 34th (8.875).

In the bars, Kincaid was tied for 21st with a 9.000 and Stevenson was 37th at 7.200. In the floor, Kincaid was tied for 17th with a 9.225 and Eastwood gymnast Brooke Mangette finished in 31st with a score of 8.850.

In the all-around Kincaid, placed 24th at 35.475 and Stevenson was 34th at 33.825. Parma Padua Fransiscan’s Tessa Brousek won the all-around with a 38.500 score.

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