After a wildly successful year, this group of Lakelands gymnasts is
Some Flipsters heading to regionals
Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:08 AM
It’s a pretty hectic time of year for Jodi Senn.
Platinum level gymnast Jade Ryan Hollister appears to float through the air as she hurls herself off of the uneven bars. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
As the competitive season winds down for the Greenwood Y Flipsters gymnastics team, Senn, one of the coaches of the Flipsters, spends most days inside the YMCA Gymnastics Center on Calhoun Road busily trying to coordinate roughly 50 young gymnasts with varying agendas.
“Right now, some are done and some are still competing, so it’s a little chaotic with some of the groups doing different things, and then keeping the ones that are still competing on focus, so that’s the hard part this time of year,” she said.
“We’ve been training routines since September, so this is kind of our peak. We finish up and start rehabilitation on their bodies, because they’re doing this for so many hours, and then we work up to next-level skills in the summer so they’re able to move forward next fall.”
The Flipsters had a wildly successful year this year, culminating with an outstanding showing at the state meet earlier this month, where about 40 girls earned medals in different events.
The year isn’t finished for four Flipsters, who are preparing to compete against gymnasts from seven other states at regionals in the coming weeks.
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