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Best in state: Freedom’s Wrighte wins all-around title

Sydney Wrighte, shown here at the conference meet, capped a stellar junior season by winning the all-around title at the VHSL State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition.—File Photo/Rick Wasser
Freedom High School junior Sydney Wrighte produced another meet to remember Feb. 18 at the Virginia High School League State Gymnastics Open Individual Competition in Nokesville.

Wrighte totaled 38.975 points on her four events to win the all-around championship, finishing a full point clear of the field.

The Freedom standout placed first on the balance beam (9.775) and tied for first on both the uneven bars (9.8) and floor exercise (9.6). Wrighte placed second on the vault (9.8).

Leah Trepal of Heritage and Claire Pettit of Tuscarora each produced strong finishes in individual events. Trepal placed third on the vault (9.75) and Pettit tied for eighth place on the balance beam (9.375).

A day earlier in team competition, Freedom placed second in Virginia 5A with 143.45 points. Stafford won the team title with 145.750 points.

Freedom - coached by Laura Wrighte - won a state team championship in 2016.


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