Skinner Brothers Lead Gymnastics Wolves to Three Peat

 

Brennan and Colin Skinner pose for a picture with their medals. (Photo by Mark Clements of Nola.com)

Brennan and Colin Skinner celebrate the family and school victory. (Photo by Mark Clements of Nola.com)

The St. Paul’s Gymnastics Wolves won the state championship for the third consecutive year on Friday, May 2, at Baton Rouge High School, finishing with 390.5 points, over 150 points more than second place Baton Rouge High, who finished with 233.8 points.

Brennan competes on the rings. (Photo by Mark Clements of Nola.com)

Brennan Skinner competes on the rings. (Photo by Mark Clements of Nola.com)

“When the flipping and flopping had subsided, the Wolves AGAIN captured the coveted State Championship Trophy – a THREEPEAT!” wrote President/Principal Brother Ray Bulliard, FSC, in his weekly newsletter.

Senior Brennan Skinner won the Division I  state championship, edging out his brother, junior Colin Skinner, who placed second. Sophomore Stevie Van Zandt successfully defended his Division II title, winning first place for the Wolves.

“It’s good to see all the hard work paying off,” said Brennan Skinner, who also made the LSU cheerleading team for the 2014-2015 school year, as reported by Nola.com, “It’s a really good experience. Not a lot of people have it, but when you have a brother, it kind of pushes you to go the extra mile. We’re always competitive, but it’s not the normal brother competitiveness you get. We push each other, but we’re really proud of each other. If (Colin) would have won today, we would have been even more proud.”

Additionally, Ethan Lowry finished 8th for the Wolves in Division I. And in Division II, sophomore Brooks McMahon finished 5th, sophomore Seth Dragon finished 8th, Alex Shelby finished 10th, junior Blaze Burkenstock finished 11th, and junior Drew Bratschi finished 13th.

 

The Division II team poses with the state championship trophy.

The Division II team poses with the state championship trophy. Pictured are Shelby, Van Zandt, Bratschi, sophomore Billy Harrison, McMahon, Burkenstock, and Dragon. (Photo courtesy of Steven Van Zandt)

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