Two Mt. Hope High School gymnasts, sophomores Victoria Gendreau and Jordan Masaitis qualified for the individual state gymnastics championships at RIC on Feb. 15. Gendreau qualified on all four events, bars, beam, floor and vault. Masaitis qualified on the vault.
“Victoria Gendreau has worked hard this season and has come a long way. I am proud of her,” said coach Kendal Ventura, adding, “This season has brought us together and I look forward to the seasons to come. Victoria has a lot of potential and a strong drive to go with it.”
The team placed fourth in Division II this season. One place out of the state meet.
“We had a tough season with a few ineligible players. We were forced to forfeit two meets. If we didn’t have to do that we may have made third place,” said coach Kendal Ventura.
The team lost senior and captain Taylor Sousa to injury early in the season when she had a bad fall resulting in a concussion. Sousa was only able to participate in the team’s last three meets. Junior Jessica Braz was also ineligible most of the season.
“Every gymnast on this team contributed to a great season. They all conquered fears and gained new skills in the short time we had together. It is an honor to work with these girls,” said coach Ventura.