Redbird Gymnastics adds three signatories to 2022 list



NORMAL, Illinois – Illinois State Gymnastics Head Coach Bob conkling announced the signing of three gymnasts to its program on Thursday, with the additions of Berta Pujadas-Rusiñol (Barcelona, ​​Spain), Nirel Bart-Williams (Murphy, Texas) and Joy Ziegenfelder (Gainesville, Fla) during the national signing period .

“The Redbird Gymnastics Team is delighted to welcome three NLI signatories who will have an immediate impact next season,” said the ISU head coach. Bob conkling declared. “These three talented gymnasts will help continue the success of the ISU gymnastics program. With a wealth of solid skills and success in many competitions, we could not be more excited than our NLI 2022 signatories. join us. “


Joy Ziegenfelder / Gainesville, Florida / Sun Country Gymnastics
“Joy is a consistent allround competitor and should help us in all four events,” said Conkling. “She had a successful 2021 season placing third in the all-around, first in vault and second on floor in the Florida State Level 10 competition. At the regional championships, she was fifth in the all-around, third on beam and fourth in vault qualifying, she for the National Junior Olympic Championships where she placed 15th in all-around, 15th on beam and sixth on floor.

Nirel Bart-Williams / Murphy, Texas / World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA)
“Nirel is a very skillful gymnast who is a strong all-around competitor,” said Conkling. “Nirel was third in the all-around, second on floor and vault and third on beam in the level 10 competition in Texas in 2021. In the regional, Nirel was ninth in the all-around and sixth in vault and on bars, which qualified her for the National Junior Olympic Championships, where she finished 21st on floor and 10th on bars. “

Berta Pujadas-Rusiñol / Barcelona, ​​Spain / Club Natació Granollers
“Berta is going to help us in all four events, but especially on bars and beam where she has a lot of skills to choose from for her routines,” said Conkling. “Berta recently qualified for the senior national team of Spain and was also part of the junior national team of Spain. Some of her accomplishments include qualifying for the World Junior Championships and the Youth Olympic Festival. She placed 12th in the Flanders International Team Challenge and second in the all-around and vault at the Spanish national junior championships, and was also the junior national champion on beam two years in a row. and the Illinois State Redbirds app: Your sources for Illinois State Notes, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund giveaways, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.


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