Gymnasts win title 20 years in a row

The Brecksville-Broadview Heights gymnastics team won the OHSAA state cham­pionship in Columbus for the 20th consecutive year March 4, with a total score of 148.825, besting Olentangy Berlin High School by less than a full point.

The Bees’ 20-year state championship winning streak holds the record as the longest in the nation’s history.

The Bees were boosted by an event-best score of 37.850 on the vault, turned in by Gianni Ravagnani (9.725), Rachel Kelly (9.550), Emily Gromek (9.450) and Ella Shaheen (9.125).

Ravagnani also won the individual vault competi­tion. She outpaced her team score with a 9.850.

While Tessa Brousek didn’t win any of the four specialty events, her three seconds and a third were more than good enough to give her the all-around championship title with a score of 38.500. According to the high school’s athletic department, Brousek’s is the second-highest score in the school’s all-around history. ∞

The Brecksville Bees gymnastics team took home its 20th
consecutive state title March 4 after a win at Hilliard
Bradley High School in Columbus. Photo submitted