Amy Siebenthaler’s four years as a Camas High School gymnast have come full circle.
She finished eighth as freshman in the floor exercise, but experiencing her first high school state gymnastics meet was more rewarding than anything she accomplished or failed at on that day. Sophomore year got even better, when she captured a state championship on the balance beam.
“I’ll never forget my experiences up here. I loved every year for different reasons. Every year had its ups,” Siebenthaler said. “I love everything about state. It gave me memories and great experiences I will always remember.”
On Saturday at the Tacoma Dome, Siebenthaler almost won a state championship in the same event she debuted in four years ago. She tied for second place on the floor with Mia Tabbut of Capital. Both earned scores of 9.675. Columbia River’s Jennifer DeBellis won the event with a 9.7.
“I was close,” Siebenthaler said. “I know I gave it my best shot, and that’s all that matters. It was definitely a good way to finish my four years up here.”