Congratulations to Zack Lerwill, Payton Lerwill, and Jaden Lerwill. All three brothers won 1st place at state, and all 3 won 1st place at their recent 5-state Regional Championships! At regions, Zack, Payton, and Calin Herzoff all qualified to compete at the Junior Olympic National Championships in Reno, Nevada, May 1st through 5th.
At the regional competition, Zack Lerwill, in addition to being the all-around champion, won floor, vault, parallel bars, and high bar and placed 3rd on the rings. This is his third time to qualify for Junior Olympic nationals. Calin Herzoff is making his first Junior Olympic qualification. Payton Lerwill is qualifying for the second time.
All four boys train at the Madison Gymnastics Center–one of the few gyms in the state of Idaho to offer programs for male gymnasts. This year, Coach Justin Packard is taking the largest group of boys from the area to nationals that he’s ever taken–with seven boys qualifying to compete in Reno.