SEATTLE - Washington Gymnastics will have their first action of the season this Saturday, October 21st with their annual Meet the GymDawgs event. The exhibition is open to fans of all ages and admission and parking is free. Doors to Alaska Airlines Arena will open at 3:00 pm and the event will be held in Washington Gymnastics Practice Facility on the concourse level. The main event begins at 4:00 pm and will run two hours.
An integral part of Washington's beam and floor teams, Zoey Schaefer is back for her senior year. Schaefer ended last season with scores of 9.8375 on the beam and 9.8250 on the floor at the NCAA Championships for the GymDawgs, then spent the summer as one of nine interns at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
The University of Washington gymnastics team announced their 2018 competition schedule on Tuesday, highlighted by eight teams that finished in the top twenty five 2017 final rankings, including four Super Six teams.
Michaela Nelson enters her sophomore year with the GymDawgs ready to shine. Nelson finished her freshman year strong, tying a season-best on the beam with a 9.85 at the Pac-12 Championships, then nearly matching that at the NCAA Regionals with a 9.825. A Maryland native, Nelson will look to keep improving on her beam and bars scores from last year as the Huskies prepare for the 2017-18 season.