Mercer Island’s Rachel Ressmeyer jumps onto the high bar during the event finals at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet on Feb. 21. Benjamin Olson/staff photo

Mercer Island’s Rachel Ressmeyer jumps onto the high bar during the event finals at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet on Feb. 21. Benjamin Olson/staff photo

Ressmeyer has giant bar routine at state

The Mercer Island sophomore tied for fifth on bars in the event finals at the 1A/2A/3A state meet.

Mercer Island sophomore Rachel Ressmeyer tied for fifth on bars with a score of 9.3 at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics meet on Feb. 21 at Sammamish High School.

In order to qualify for the event finals, Ressmeyer tied for sixth place on the bars in the all-around and individual qualifying competition on Feb. 20. In the all-around, Ressmeyer tied for 19th with an all-around score of 36.300.

Ressmeyer said she was very happy with her bars routine during the event finals.

“It’s one of the best routines I’ve done this season,” Ressmeyer said. “I did what I came here to do.”

Ressmeyer said her favorite skill on bars is her two giants on high bar before her layout dismount.

“I’ve been doing (giants) for a while,” Ressmeyer said. “I do club gymnastics currently, so I’ve been training them ever since middle school.”

Even though Ressmeyer was the only Mercer Island gymnast at the competition, she had plenty of support from the other gymnasts.

“I’ve been training with a lot of these girls throughout my career at different points of my life,” Ressmeyer said. “It’s really comforting seeing everyone here. Everyone is cheering each other on, we all just want each other to do our best.”


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