BOYS’ GYMNASTICS TEAM GOES DOWN STATE

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PJ O’Grady, Executive Sports Editor

The boys gymnastics team placed 6th in state this year after missing nearly their whole season in the spring of 2020. The last time the boys team qualified for state was 15 years ago in 2006. The state tournament took place in Hoffman Estates High School on Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th. 

Along with Prospect was Lyons Township, Niles West, Palatine, Mundelein, Glenbrook North, York, and Downers Grove North. Prospect’s gymnastics team is pretty stacked with young talent. 

This year they only had two seniors on the team. Callahan Kraft took 7th in state for the parallel bars and 14th in the all-round. 

Joe Kall also did really well in state, finishing 10th on pommel horse, 8th on rings, 5th on vault, 9th on parallel bars, and 11th on the high bars and 7th in the all-round. Getting 5th on vault earned him the only medal for Prospect in state. Assistant coach Aaron Marnstein, said that their goal is to go further in state next season.

“Our hope is to place higher than 6th and potentially compete for a state championship next year,” Coach Marnstein said.