Gymnastics: Watertown’s Hurtgen & Waupun’s Engelhardt Honored

Watertown sophomore gymnast Meghan Hurtgen earn multiple All-Badger Conference nods.  She was recognized as all-league in the uneven bars, the floor exercise and the all-around.  Hurtgen was the first Gosling gymnast to qualify for the WIAA State Meet in the All-Around as the Middleton Sectional champion.  She finished 25th overall at the meet.

Watertown gymnastics coach Jenna Wendt told DailyDodge.com “Meghan Hurtgen is one of the most mentally strong gymnasts I have ever coached.  She does not let anything get in her way.  She came into the season the first few weeks after being off for months with a knee injury and her goal was to get through the season.  Not only did she get through the season, she dominated and made a name for herself.  She was all state 2nd team on uneven bars, and then all conference 2nd team bars, 2nd team floor, and honorable mention all around.  She is Watertown’s first all around gymnast to go to state and she didn’t hold back.  I am so unbelievably proud of her and I can’t wait to see what she will learn in the off season this year.  She can do anything she puts her mind to!”

Hurtgen’s season high scores were;
o   8.9 vault
o   8.825 bars
o   9.25 beam
o   9.35 floor
o   35.55 AA

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The Waupun Gymnastics team finished 3rd in the Greater Metro Conference this past year.  Warriors head coach Emily Engelhardt with named conference co-coach of the year with Jasmyn Bensley of league champion Menomonee Falls/Germantown.  She led the Waupun gymnastics team to the WIAA State Meet in Wisconsin Rapids where they finished 8th in the Division Two field.

Photo Credits: Waupun Athletic Department & Watertown gymnastics coach Jenna Wendt