Claire Rose Ginsburg guides Geneva to Hinsdale Central gymnastics title

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Geneva was firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon as the Vikings dominated the Red Devil Invite hosted by Hinsdale Central, taking first place with a score of 141.925.

Downers South finished second (131.475), followed by Lake Park (129.45), Hinsdale Central (127) and Oak Park-River Forest (126.475).

Leading the way for Geneva was freshman Claire Rose Ginsberg, who won all-around with a score of 37.45, besting teammate Dominique Brognia (2nd, 35.775) and Downers South’s Emily Tom (3rd, 33.55).

“It was a great meet as an individual, but we’re most happy about our team score,” said Ginsberg, who was competing in just her second meet due to a torn muscle in her hip. “I’m glad to be part of the team and I know I can help as a freshman.”

Ginsberg won vault (9.6), balance beam (9.45) and floor exercise (9.4), while taking second in uneven bars (9.0) behind Brognia (9.15).

Hinsdale Central was led by junior Maddie Sesemann and her fifth-place finish in all-around (32.575). Sesemann’s top placement in an individual event was bars (fourth, 8.45).

“I was just proud of what I did,” said Sesemann, who recorded the highest all-around score of her career. “It’s only going to get better from here.”

Freshman Natalie Weeks was Oak Park-River Forest’s top all-arounder. Weeks took eighth with a 32.15.

“I fell on beam twice so I could have placed even higher,” Weeks said. “But I think it went pretty good. The goal is to just keep getting better.”

Weeks also came in ninth (8.15) on bars.

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