It was a very important night Tuesday night for our Homestead Gymnastics team as they not only hosted a dual meet against Cedarburg/Grafton, but also celebrated and honored their biggest supporters…their parents! Yes, it was Parents Night for our lady Highlanders who individually thanked their parents for their continued support throughout their gymnastics career.
The Varsity team continued to make their parents proud earning a big win over Cedarburg/Grafton with a final score of 134.9 to 123.325. Top all-around scorers for HHS were first place Maggie Pokorny (36.225), second place Mia DeToro (34.275) and fourth place Lucy Gonzalez (32.9). Here are the high Varsity scores we saw throughout this exciting meet:
Vault: Maggie Pokorny 9.125, Mia DeToro 8.725, Audrey Gruenwald 8.175
Bars: Maggie Pokorny 9.125, Mia DeToro 7.925, Lucy Gonzalez 7.9
Beam: Maggie Pokorny 8.975, Mia DeToro 8.725, Lucy Gonzalez 8.15
Floor: (tie) Lucy Gonzalez/Maggie Pokorny 9.0, Mia DeToro 8.85, Valerie Tuzhilkov 8.025
The Junior Varsity team also won the night with a Huge win with a final score of 106.85 to 59.8!! Congrats ladies, amazing way to represent HHS! Top scores for JV were:
Vault: Ava Grosso 7.4, (tie) Kyla Imana 7.3, (Tie) A’mya Walker/Hannah Rempel 7.2
Bars: Ellie Stern 6.7, Hannah Rempel 5.7, Mia Goebel 4.65
Beam: Kyla Imana 7.45, Ava Grosso 7.0, A’maya Walker 6.35
Floor: A’maya Walker 7.8, (tie) Mia Goebel/Ellie Stern 7.7, Hannah Rempel 7.5
On Saturday, January 8th, the girls Homestead Gymnastics team hosted the 2022 Highlander Invitational. After missing the annual event in 2021, the team, led by coach Betsy Vielgut, transformed the field house into an exciting neon themed competition that consisted of 13 teams from all over Wisconsin. It was a thrilling day of competition and our own Lady Highlanders had their highest score of the season. Homestead placed 2nd out of 13 teams with a total score of 136.1250 just behind the first place Hartford team. The varsity team for Homestead consisted of Senior Lucy Gonzalez, Senior Valerie Tuzhilkov, Junior Maggie Pokorny, Sophomore Mia DeToro and Freshman Audrey Gruenwald.
The team started out very strong on vault with high scores from the whole team taking a big lead for the highlanders. Maggie Pokorny scored a 9.475 securing her first place in the event. Mia Detoro had a season high of a 9.000 and placed 4th, Lucy Gonzalez with a 8.650, taking 8th place, and Valerie Tuzhilkov 8.050 placing 24th out of 52 athletes competing.
Next up was the uneven bars for Homestead. The team had a some bumps along the way during this event but managed to finish with an individual 2nd place from Pokorny with a 8.700, and 14th from DeToro with a 8.100.
The third event for the highlanders was the dreaded balance beam. The team made a big comeback in this event and each athlete executed beautiful routines with strength and grace. Out of all of the 52 competitors Pokorny took 4th with a score of 9.250, Tuzhilkov secured 6th place scoring 8.925, Gonzalez 10th with a 8.725 and DeToro 11th with a 8.700.
The final event for the ladies and for the entire meet was the floor exercise for the Highlanders. All the eyes in the field house were on Homestead as they wrapped up the 2022 Highlander Invitational. Each and every routine was a wonderful representation of just how hard they have worked so far this year as individual athletes and as a team. Placing 6th on this event, Pokorny scored at 9.100, Gonzalez coming in 11th with a 9.000, DeToro, 14th with a 8.900 and Tuzhilkov 26th place with a 8.250.
For the All Around competition, Junior Maggie Pokorny took first place with a final score of 36.500. Sophomore Mia DeToro took 7th scoring 34.700, and Senior Lucy Gonzalez, 12th place with a 33.124. Way to represent Homestead on the podium ladies!!!!
The team would like to thank Coach Vielgut and the many parents, administration staff, and student volunteers who helped put on this wonderful event. It took countless hours to organize and coordinate such a large meet and it was a tremendous success.
Please stop by the HHS Fieldhouse tonight, 6:30, January 11th, as we host our last Home JV/Varsity meet and celebrate our Seniors. We will start the meet honoring our three Seniors and hopefully will end with a win against the Port Washington Pirates! Go Homestead Highlanders!