Pomasl is also a standout all-around gymnast but will compete on just one event at state this year, balance beam. The good news is that beam is her best event, she said.
The sophomore could be in contention on beam with a good showing.
“That’s all I’m going to practice this week is beam and hopefully I can fix some things and fix some corrections I messed up at regionals and hopefully stick it at state,” she said.
The No. 5-ranked Berries, who finished sixth at state last year at a team, missed out on a repeat appearance by one spot at the Valparaiso Regional, where they finished fourth with a 107.925. That same score would have gotten them a second-place finish at the other two regionals.
Instead, three Duneland Athletic Conference teams got to advance out of Valparaiso Regional, and the North Central Conference champion Berries had to settle for two individuals moving on, although they were proud of how they competed as a team.
“We did have a really good meet,” Pomasl said. “There was really nothing more we could do. It’s up to the judges to decide who goes and what scores we get. We did what we could do.”
All seven gymnasts that competed for the Berries at the regional will be back next year, so the future remains bright.
“You live and learn and you move on,” Logan coach Dannan Mordenti said. “You just come back stronger next year. I told the girls that you just have to let it go and next year we’ll come back even stronger.”