EHS athletes set for winter competition

Enumclaw gymnast Victoria Hernandez finished sixth on the beam and third on the floor at the state gymnastics meet last year. Photo by Denniz Box.

GYMNASTICS

The Enumclaw Hornets gymnastic team is ready for another stellar season.

Coach Regina Chynoweth said, “I have an incredible group of gymnasts who are very talented and extremely hard working. They come to practice every day to work hard and polish their skills and routines. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Two of the returning girls are seniors this season, Emily Drozynski and Elise Dunning. Both of the girls made the second day of the state meet last season.

Chynoweth said Drozynski and Dunning will, “set the tone for the entire team with their unfaltering work ethic.”

Underclassmen returning to the team are Macie Bosik and Annelyse Anderson from White River High.

Two freshman will be competing this season for the Hornets, Keely Schroeder and Leah Perry. Chynoweth noted Schroeder and Perry, “continued training at Peak during the off-season to show up competition-ready for our season.”

The Enumclaw gymnastic team has history of success and high level gymnasts and that tradition continues this season.

“Our team is already very strong and we have even more potential. I’m looking forward to another successful season,” Chynoweth said.

BOYS WRESTLING

The Enumclaw wrestling team is back on the mat and ready for another championship run.

The Hornets tradition of wrestling excellence and state titles is on track for the 2016-17 season.

Last season Enumclaw once again finished among the top 10 in the state taking sixth with 93 point as a team including two individual titles, Jake Treece at 132 pounds and Kyle Opland at 120, who graduated.

Treece will be looking to repeat on the top step this season at the Tacoma Dome. He has started strong with a pin over Auburn Riverside’s Zach Villanueva Thursday at home.

State place Quinton Southcott returns as a junior this season. He took the 138- pound bronze medal last year at state.

Over the past five season Enumclaw has scored as a team in the top 10 every season including two state championships in 2012 and 2015.

GIRLS WRESTLING

The Hornets girls wrestling team returns for another season of success.

The girls have reached the state wrestling tournament each season, including individual state champions

Coach Nathan Hobert is in his second year leading the girls. He is a former wrestler for White River and he brings considerable experience as both a coach and wrestlers.

BOYS SWIM AND DIVE

The Enumclaw boys are back in the pool for another season.

The boys team finished 25th last season in state.

Last season diver Ben Hauswirth finished eighth at the state meet and he returns to the board for the Hornets.

Junior Ethan Horan is back with Enumclaw. He competed at state in the 50 meter free and 100 backstroke.