Aches and pains are the sacrifices for glory in gymnastics. Together, Camas High School seniors Katelynne Jones and Hali Ramirez are unbreakable.
“It’s kind of cool that we get to be captains. We’ve been best friends since birth,” Jones said. “Although the program has gone through three different coaches in the last three years, the seniors have held on to each other.”
Jones, Ramirez, Emily Early and Kacee Webb rely on each other for strength. It is their turn to lead returning underclassmen Virginia Duley, Amanda Kitterman, Tamaki Murata and Rachel Rakoski, along with newcomers Jasmin Karlous and Caleigh Lofstead.
“What I love about gymnastics is that there is always something you can improve on,” Ramirez said. “You never stop working at it. You can always get better.”
Together, these girls are making Becca Cowley’s transition from assistant coach to head coach much smoother. She loves watching these girls compete through all their aches, pains and illnesses.