Gymnast Accomplishes BIG Goal, First Mount Si Gymnast in State Event Finals all Four Years

This was a year of tighter competition for the Mount Si High School Gymnastics program, as MSHS moved from KingCo 3A to KingCo 4A. But that didn’t stop senior Jenn Rogers from still setting big goals for herself.

As a 3A school, Mount Si Gymanastics typically made it to state, but this year the furthest the team advanced was to Districts. Jenn’s mom, Teri, explained both KingCo 4A and District 2, in which Mount Si competes, area extremely competitive and is the most difficult group from which to advance to the State Championships.

The MSHS gymnastics team made it to the District Championships as a top three KingCo team, but from the District level only one team moves onto the State Championships, which was Woodinville this year.

But, Mount Si still advanced individual gymnasts to the State Championships in the All-Around event and event finals: Jenn Rogers in the All-Around event and all individual events (including finishing 1st in Floor at Districts) and junior Abby Weber, who advanced in Beam and Vault even while competing with an injured shoulder.

Off they went to State – February 21st & 22nd

Teri said her daughter’s goal coming into this more competitive season was to make it the State Championship Event Finals – and to do that she needed to be a top 8 finisher in each event during the Day 1 All-Around competition and event qualifying.

Day 1 produced great results for Jenn, finishing 4th in the State All-Around competition AND advancing to the Event Finals in three of the four events, just missing out on the Beam finals by one spot.

With 48 girls competing in each event, Abby Weber finished 23rd and 24th in her events. Both Jenn and Teri are excited to how Abby does next year with a healthy shoulder.

Jenn Rogers is now the first Mount Si High School Gymnast to make the State Event Finals during her four years competing. This year, her senior and final year, Jenn finished 7th on the Bars, 6th on the Vault and 4th on the Floor.

Jenn started as a young gymnast at Gymnastics East.  She left club gymnastics in 7th grade and developed a love for volleyball. While at Mount Si, she split her time and talent between the two sports.  Her mom says she gave track a try last year and advanced to Districts in the pole vault, but is going to take this spring sports season off.

Jenn also coaches at Mt Si Gymnastics where she enjoys sharing her love of the sport with younger Snoqualmie Valley gymnasts.  She plans on attending college, but her mom says she is waiting on all her acceptance letters before making that big decision about where to go.

Good Luck, Jenn – and congratulations on accomplishing your gymnastics goal!

Jenn Rodgers, far right, finished 4th in the State 4A All-Around Gymnastics Final.

MSHS senior, Jenn Rodgers (far right) finished 4th in the State 4A All-Around Gymnastics Final.

 

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