Gymnastics Teams 1975-1979 Ludington High School - MCSHOF Inductee - 2010
When Ludington High started its five-year state championship run in gymnastics, it had been competing in the sport for only two years. The first state title came in 1975 and Martha Garrett was the lone all-stater on the team. She was second in floor exercise, third on the uneven parallel bars, fourth in vaulting and tumbling and third in the all-around competiton as the team went 19-0 in duals. In 1976, the team was 14-0 and at state Melanie Wroble was the champion on the trampoline and Garrett was third on bars and fourth in vaulting. In 1977, the team again went 14-0 in duals and dominated, with Deb Hineline, Martha Garrett, Kerri Mack, and Kendra Brooks earning all-state honors. In 1978, the Orioles were 14-0 in duals and Hineline, Garrett and Brooks were all-staters. Hineline finished first on bars, vault and floor exercise and earned the state all-around title. In 1979, the team was 17-0 in duals and tied Class A North Farmington for first place in the state finals. Kristy Beadle and Dayna Samuelson were all-staters and Pam Jabrocki placed third on beam and floor and fourth on vault. During the team's five-year run, it won 78 straight dual competitons, six Seaway Conference championship meets, five state regional titles and five state finals meets for a total of 91 straight victories. Counting the 14 straight dual meets it won in 1980, the Orioles were victorious on 111 consecutive competitions, all under coach Pat Jensen. Members of those five teams include Martha (Garrett) Moore 1975-1978, Lisa (Downing) Daul 1975-1978, Gabe (Roberts) Cameron 1975-1978, Deb “Rae Jean” Hineline 1975-1978, Linn (Westcott) Urka 1975-1978, Melanie (Wroble) Stewart 1975-1977, Kerri (Mack) Zimmerman 1975-1977, Dawn (Burkholder) Holden 1975-1977, Sheryl (Slaggert) Rice 1975-1977, Julie (Jabara) Reed 1975-1976, Julie (Lucas) Medina 1975-1976, Susan (Johnson) Parks 1975-1976, Nancy “Crandall” (Helm) Tuchman 1975-1976, Barb (Smith) Jang 1975-1976, Kim (Pape) Wisniewski 1975-1976, Gretchen (Hammond) Groulx 1975, Brenda Snyder (DuFresne) 1975, Kim (Urschalitz) Roellig 1975, Nancy (Schierholt) Patterson 1976, Georgia (Dancz) Yeck 1976, Laura (Sutter) Simpson 1977-1979, Pam (Mickelson) Schiesel 1977-1979, Pam (Jabrocki) Bowen 1977-1979, Kim Counterman 1977-1979, Kendra (Brooks) Gibson 1977-1979, Kim (Mack) Surman 1977, Kristy (Beadle) Lakari 1979, Karen (Magee) Wessendorf 1979, Sue (Goodell) Rippe 1979, Theresa (Berube) Pascoe 1979, Diane (Dodson) Draghi 1979, Michelle (Jarvis) Salgat 1979, Teresa (Hannigan) Sabankaya 1979, Kristie (Beebe) Gallagher 1979, Manager Ed “Rusty” Gaines 1976-1979, Manager Greg Waun 1977-1979, Manager Dale Anderson 1979, and Choreographer Kathryn Bourgault 1977-1979.