The Saginaw High School boys gymnastics team claimed the 2019 State Champion title in College Station April 26-27 for the second year in a row.
They were ranked first in the state going into the meet. After the first day of competition, the Saginaw boys had only a .95 lead over Rockwall High School.
"Day two was winner takes all and Saginaw had to be perfect to hold their lead," said Eric Briley, Saginaw gymnastics coach. "They jumped out to an early lead with solid routines on floor. From then on, they kept rolling event after event, finishing on high bar. Joseph Bryant was last man up on the event for Saginaw. He completed a flawless routine to seal the deal."
Boswell High School senior Julia Newell became the first ever four-time Uneven Bars State Champion. She also had her eighth career perfect 10 and received the THSGCA Collegiate Club Scholarship at the State meet.
Newell was selected to represent the state of Texas in Florida as a member of the National Team. Boswell Coach Candice Vincent was also selected to coach the National Team.
The Boswell girls gymnastics team placed third at the State meet with less than half of a 10th separating first, second, and third place.
Saginaw High School Boys Individual Placements
Floor State Co-Champions: Tyler Naukam and Joseph Bryant
Rings State Champion: Joseph Bryant
Vault State Champion: Tyler Naukam
Runner-Up Parallel Bars: Tyler Naukam
Boswell High School Girls Individual Placements
Uneven Bars State Champion: Julia Newell
Uneven Bars: Jayleigh Patterson (3rd), Payton Eck (6th)
Vault: Julia Newell (2nd)
Balance Beam: Alex Beardsley (5th), Julia Newell (10th)
Floor: Alex Beardsley (3rd), Julia Newell (10th)
All-Around: Julia Newell (3rd), Alex Beardsley (8th)
Saginaw High School Girls Placements
Girls Team: 8th in State
Beam: Marybel Pina (8th)
Boswell High School Boys Placements
Boys Team: 12th in State
Rings: Zac McTaggart (10th)
Chisholm Trail High School Girls State Qualifier
Balance Beam: Sienna Miertschin
Chisholm Trail High School Boys State Qualifiers and Placements:
Floor: Seth Frenzel (9th)
High Bar: Seth Frenzel (9th)
Pommel Horse: Seth Frenzel
Vault: Seth Frenzel
Parallel Bars: Seth Frenzel
All-Around: Seth Frenzel (11th), Parker Osman