Heritage gymnastics shoots for success

 The gymnastics team had a successful season this year. They have been in first and second place at the majority of their meets and they won their home meet against Rock Canyon and Cherry Creek, which was a huge accomplishment. 

   The team is formed by students from Heritage, Littleton and Arapahoe. They have developed a community and an abundance of talent. Their team motto is three schools one team. 

   “We have amazing senior captains this year,” says Head Varsity Coach Andrea Meisen. “They lead daily and created some fun team bonding activities, they are very instrumental in communication between the coaches and the gymnasts”. 

   The team faced adversity this season because they had many injuries. One significant player that was injured was McKenzie BuszKiewic. She pushed through her knee pain. Despite the adversity they pushes through their injuries whether major or minor. 

   “We accomplished making a name for ourselves in our league and each meet we set a goal score and a lot of the time made our goal,” says McKenzie BuszKiewic ’20. ‘

   The team has created a new culture for their success, and this is just the beginning for the team. The Gymnastics team also hosted their own first home meet in seven years and won against Cherry Creek and Rock Canyon. 

   BuszKiewic is a senior on the team and has gained insight from this season for gymnastics. “Being a senior on the team and being one of the captains has taught me about how much we all rely on each other and how underclassmen really do look up to upperclassmen. It’s extremely rewarding when you can make connections and be a role model to younger athletes,” she says.

   The gymnastics squad took third in the region with a season record of 171 and took seventh in the state. The gymnastics team is excited and looking forward to seasons to follow. 

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