Gymnasts start 1997-98 season on Dec. 2

This article submitted by Maria Wagner on 11/25/97.

On Monday, Nov. 10, the Bulldog gymnastic's team began practice for their upcoming season.

The team is led this year by senior captain's Sara Spanier and Maria Wegner, both of whom were named all- conference last season. Also returning from last season's varsity team are juniors Camille Flanders and Jen Moser, sophomore Krysta Larson, who was all- conference honorable mention last season; Tracy Miller, and freshman Joy Hemmesch.

Returning from last year's junior varsity team are sophomore Amanda Reeck, freshmen Jenni Mayer and Michelle Wolbeck, and eighth graders Kelli Fenske, Mesa Frenchick, Rachel Koehn, Steph Moser, Amy Mueller, Andrea Gottwald, and Carrie Nistler.

Joining the team this year are sophomore Jessica Fisk, freshman Ashley Benjamin, eighth grader Jessica Lang, and seventh graders Tessa Miller, Crystal Ring, and Jenni Yungk.

The coaches this year are Diane Dutcher, Deb Nehowig, and Gary Haglund.

The team is looking forward to an exciting and successful season, and have begun working on new skills and routines that will excite the crowd and wow the judges.

"I would like to see the gymnasts having fun during their routines, and this is always easier with more fans," Coach Dutcher said.

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