Top 10 Boys Gymnastics teams
1. Wheaton Warrenville Co-op: The two-time defending state champs are loaded with talent, with seniors Ethan Sansone and Dave MacDonald back to lead the way.
2. Lyons: Six returning state qualifiers, led by junior Chris Rediehs, have Lyons thinking about its first trophy since it placed third in 2002.
3. Glenbard West: A dozen seniors, including standout all-arounder Perry Zumbrook, and three freshmen, including Max Diab, will make the Hilltoppers tough to top.
4. Mundelein: Seniors Colin McCarthy and Cameron Mueller are ready to earn the Mustangs another trip to state.
5. Stevenson: All-arounders Jacob Guth and Arie Feltman-Frank will give the Patriots two big scores on a regular basis.
6. Niles West: With star sophomore Nomondalai Jamiyankhuu surrounded by some talented seniors, this could be a special year for the Skokie school.
7. Glenbrook North: Corey Snyder is one of the best gymnasts in Illinois, but he’ll need help from junior Noah Berkowitz and seniors Philip Morreale and Ben Stoehr to fill those 12 additional scoring slots.
8. Hinsdale Central: The Red Devils, who will host the state finals this May, will need to fill in some scoring around seniors Alex Gelz and Jack Schmidt.
9. Buffalo Grove: Will need to replace 11 of 18 scores from last year’s state qualifying squad, but has a large mix of talented upperclassmen that could do it.
10. Naperville Central: Redhawks could surprise with a healthy Dom Degrosso, rising sophomore star Ryan Durkin and veteran mix of specialists.
Top individuals (in alphabetical order)
Arie Feltman-Frank, Jr., Stevenson; Nomondalai Jamiyankhuu, So., Niles West; David MacDonald, Sr., Wheaton Warrenville co-op; Colin McCarthy, Sr., Mundelein; Steve L. Merena, Sr., Elgin; Cameron Mueller, Sr., Mundelein; Chris Rediehs, Jr., Lyons; Ethan Sansone, Sr., Wheaton Warrenville co-op; Corey Snyder, Jr., Glenbrook North; Strah Sopcic, Sr., Downers Grove North.