Brookfield Gymnastics is set to rock the floor


The team, consisting of both Brookfield Central and East students, celebrates after winning their first meet of the season against Port Washington.

For many years Brookfield Gymnastics went unnoticed. However, the team had a breakthrough during the 2013-2014 season, coming just one place short of team state, and sent Amanda Pennow (’16), one of the top competitors, to individual state.

This 2014-15 season, the team size has grown dramatically, despite the loss a few valuable graduated seniors. In terms of competition, Brookfield Gymnastics has started out with a bang. Both the JV and varsity teams are undefeated in dual meets with a 3-0 record. “The girls continue to impress me,” head coach Erin Kokta states following the first meet of 2015. “They are undefeated in conference duals this year on both levels with a 3-0 record after last night’s victory over Menominee Falls and Germantown.”

The varsity team has only competed in one invite so far this season, but the fantastic results leave them full of hope for upcoming competitions. It was a tough meet, with the competitions being among the best in the state, but Brookfield did not fail to impress. Coming in third with an overall team score of 136.375, the girls were only 2 points away from first place, which was ended up going to the former state champs. The varsity team consists of many talented gymnasts, including Caitlin Locante (’17), Alexis Romero (’18), Christina Kirmis (’18), Hope Peterson (’16), Olga Boukhvalova (’17), and Amanda Pennow (’16), reigning state champion in the bars event.

Overall, the Brookfield gymnastics team is definitely one to watch this season. “We are excited for the challenge to try and reach that next level as one of the top tier competitive teams at the state level,” says Kokta. “The girls definitely have the potential!”