Sports

Press Releases

2nd Annual Garden Gator Bowl

e3504bdaf5c574c5cc9d_Danielle_Weis_sm.JPG
Danielle Wies of Ogdensburg, of the Bronze level team, on the Uneven Bars. Credits: Margaret Witt
92e93eb1a1a7321d848d_team_photo.JPG
Both the Lafayette Gators and Hackettstown Gators pose together with their collective coaches for a photo after the meet. Credits: Margaret Witt
5dff8e79197ac5d2e156_megan_sm.JPG
Megan Ward of Fredon, a new member of the Giant Gymnastics Copper level team, during her Balance Beam routine. Credits: Margaret Witt
ec237b232944c7c3cc52_Riley_D_Allesandro_sm.JPG
Riley D’Alessandro of Sparta, of the Bronze level team, finishes her Floor Routine. Credits: Margaret Witt
ac8705c7f6e2993d4843_Kayla_Komnath_sm.JPG
Kayla Komnath of Hardyston, on the Bronze level team, holds her first pose on the Balance Beam. Credits: Margaret Witt
1ca30766a932cf0a0805_Amanda_LiCausi_sm.JPG
Amanda LiCausi of Milford, Pennsylvania on the Balance Beam. Credits: Margaret Witt
e3504bdaf5c574c5cc9d_Danielle_Weis_sm.JPG

Giant Gymnastics of Hackettstown and Lafayette USAIGC competitive gymnastics team met for the 2nd Annual Gator Bowl.  With the teams at both locations working hard preparing for the competition season, their tradition of a “Get Ready Meet” to try their new routines out continued this past December.  The USAIGC sanctioned meet is a unique opportunity for the gymnasts and coaches to gain not just a score but detailed critiques from the judges.  This guidance helps the coaches guide their teams in the areas which need improvement.

This year, gymnasts from both locations started their meet off with a gesture of friendship.  Every team member had been given the name of a gymnast on the other team the week before the meet.  As the two locations cross paths at meets throughout the season- not just at the Giant Gymnastics of Hackettstown meets- the coaches asked the gymnasts to write a letter or create a card wishing their counterpart good luck in the upcoming season.  After the two teams warmed up, and before the meet officially began, the gymnasts all went out to the floor and ran around finding their person to give the card to.  “It was so wonderful to see two gyms support each other while still focusing on their personal best,” explained co-owner Jennifer Packard. “I think that teaches great sportsmanship while building camaraderie amongst sister gyms.”

For information on classes at their Hackettstown location call 908-850-3746.  For their Lafayette location call 973-579-9400.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Hackettstown