Watertown Gymnastics Update – 1/5/22

Watertown High School gymnastics coach Jenna Wendt submitted this Gosling Update to DailyDodge.com


Watertown vs Milton/Edgerton= Badger Conference Dual meet 1/4/22 at Watertown High School-

Watertown High School Blurb:

Highlights Vault: A lot of the JV girls stepped up with higher scores for this meet.  We’ve been working on landings and consistency. Paige Petig and Kirsten Wiedmeyer both got a high of an 8.0 for their vault with a half on half off. Mikayla Dehnert got her personal best score 7.95 and Mikaylah Fessler got an 8.25 which was also her personal best vault score with a half on half off and Lauryn Olson took an 8.1 with her vault. For Olson’s other vault she threw her tsukahara but landed with her hands down first, we can’t wait to see her gain more confidence with it. Sammy Knight got her personal best score of 8.35 with her tsukahara, her score will continue to rise as she stands it up more.


Highlights Bars: Lots of new additions to add higher difficulty this week.  Lauryn Olson added a new dismount, Mikayla Dehnert a whole new high bar with dismount, Aveline Jacobs and Paige Petig competed a new high bar. We are going to clean up our routines now over the next week with our new skills in it.


Highlights Beam:  As a team we’re just trying to stay consistent and stay on the beam. There was great effort from our entire team for fighting to stay on and make our connections. We took a no fall routine from freshman Sammy Knight. Lauryn Olson got her season best score tonight with 8.25 and she is really starting to look consistent on the beam.


Highlights Floor: Lots of new JV floor routines that did amazing for their first time on floor. The team worked to clean up a lot of floor routines and the scores showed an improvement. Mikayla Dehnert got her personal best score of 8.2 and Aveline Jacob got her season best score of 8.65. Home duals are always my favorite as we end on the floor and that is where our girls always shine.


Team: Overall we were able to throw a lot of new skills tonight. Although our team score is not quite where we want it within the 130s we are working hard to get there and the girls were excited to pull out a win against our 2nd biggest rival Milton. Our general team atmosphere has been great and we will continue to grow individually and as a team.


Next Thursday we travel to Reedsburg for another conference dual.

Full results from Milton/Edgerton @ Watertown are linked below:

JV Full Meet Results
Varsity Full Meet Results

Watertown JV Lineup Results
Watertown Varsity Lineup Results


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