Led by senior Isabella Doege’s fourth-place finish in the all-around competition, Waupun’s prep gymnastics team took third at Friday’s Greater Metro Conference meet with a score of 133.175 — just a smidge behind runner-up Brookfield Combined (133.375).
Perhaps the most exciting part of the day for Waupun had nothing to do with scores at all, though.
It had to do with where the meet was held.
“Hosting conference this year (for the first time in something like 12 years) was a big undertaking but also great for the girls,” Warriors’ coach Emily Engelhardt said via email on Sunday of the meet being at Rock River Intermediate School in Waupun. “For the seniors, it was the perfect sendoff for their last home meet and for the town of Waupun to see just how amazing our small town program is and stacks up against some tough competition.
“We are so thankful for such a supportive town and school district, and want to give a special shout out to our AD Steve Lenz — he went above and beyond and did so much to help us pull off our first big invite like this.”