Fourth-ranked boys gymnastics prepares for state run


Gretchen Lucina

LEGACY CONTINUES: Boys’ Gymnastics hopes to add to their banner collection with a 2021 state appearance.

Maggie Ward, Feature Editor


With a second-place finish in the conference meet this past Saturday, the Trojans moved up to the fourth-ranked team in the state and look forward to beginning their state-run tonight at sectionals. 

DGN earned a score of 145.5 points to the first-ranked LT team’s 159.4 points. Currently the top all-around competitor in the state, sophomore Anthony Nicolas led the team to their new season-high score. Their goal for the rest of the season is to qualify for the state championship and bring home another trophy.

“I want to make sure everyone does as good as they can and if I don’t personally go to state as an individual, knowing that I got my team to state is the important thing for me,” one of the varsity team captains Frank Miceli said. “As a team, if we can bring home a trophy, that’s going to be great not only for us and myself but for the team and the school as a whole.”

The team has forgone a lot of changes this year including transitioning gym spaces and losing a potential 2020 state-champion team due to COVID-19.

In regards to their new space, the athletes miss the nostalgic feel and the amenities of the old white gym. 

“I definitely miss the white gym because we had our own locker room, we had our own bleachers, it was a little bit more spread out than [the new space]. We have a lot of people walking through and some of the events in this gym are really close together,” junior Ethan Bell said. 

Although last year’s top-ranked team has graduated, the future is very bright for these 2021 gymnasts. If the Trojans win their sectional, they will advance to the state meet held May 14-15. 

“Last year we had a state champion team, but we only had one meet due to COVID. This year we are hunting down a trophy which would mean top three in the state. We’re looking to get back and put another banner on the wall,” head coach Anthony Ciezadlo said.