The tension surrounding our team while we were waiting for our final score on floor was palpable. Having already secured a 3rd place position (a feat in and of itself), we needed Jimmy Pezzino to have scored a 14.6 to take 2nd place away from UIC. When his score of 14.9 came up, there are no words to describe the level of excitement from our team.
The meet started with our team on Pommel Horse. This event has been one of many ups and downs this season, but we could not have started off stronger. After scoring our highest team score on Pommel, we carried the momentum and energy level throughout the entire meet.
I can honestly say that I have never been so elated in my gymnastics career as I was when I saw “Springfield College” in 2nd place. Not only was this the first time we placed 2nd at ECAC’s in Coach Posner’s career here at SC (30 years), it was the first time we have ever taken down the University of Illinois-Chicago. I would also like to congratulate the Temple gymnasts on a job extremely well done.
There was no better way to end our team season than this. Everyone is prepared to take this energy and use it in preparing for next season. We will hopefully be sending a few gymnasts to the NCAA meet in Oklahoma in a couple weeks, and I wish them the best of luck.
Until next time; Go. Pride. Fight!