Grass Lake High School junior Abi Grimm won the all-around for Jackson Area Gymnastics on Thursday against Coldwater. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.
By Jeff Steers
Six area high schools make up the Jackson Area Gymnastics team.
Each adds a couple of athletes to make up the team of nearly 20 athletes.
So far, it has been working for Coach Marcy Miller and JAG.
JAG is undefeated this season after winning a South Central Gymnastics Conference title and going undefeated a year ago.
The good news for JAG is there are no seniors on the team.
JAG consists of student-athletes from Grass Lake, Lumen Christi, Jackson, Northwest, Napoleon, and Concord high schools.
“It would be really hard for each of these schools to find facility space and coaches,” Miller said. “A lot of these girls have been together in club gymnastics over the years.”
Grass Lake junior Abi Grimm won the all-around for JAG on Thursday night in a home meet against Coldwater at Hunt Elementary School.
She has been in the sport for 13 years – despite being only 16 years old.
“We are all best friends who want to be around one another and encourage everyone,” Grimm said. “I just go out there to have fun.”
Grimm won the vault and bars as JAG defeated Coldwater 138.475 to 132.450.
JAG swept the vault as Grimm scored 8.725, Amelia Hamlin and Jenna Bradley scored 8.675, and Megan Jones finished with 8.625 for JAG.
Grimm scored 8.525 on the bars for first place and Kayla Rumler was third for JAG with 8.35.
JAG swept the beam as Kaelin Schiffer scored an 8.675, Grimm was second with 8.575, and Cara Fries scored 8.55.
Emily Pelton won the floor exercise for JAG with a 9.25. Rumler finished second with 9.05 and Schiffer was third at 8.975.
Grimm won the all-around with a four-round total of 34.7. Pelton finished second in the all-around with 34.15 and Schiffer was third with 34.
Jackson is scheduled to host Ann Arbor Skyline at Hunt Elementary School on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.