The State Hornet

Sac State gymnast recalls her freshman year’s challenges and successes

Sac State sophomore Jordyn Brent warms up during a practice prior to her freshman season. Brent competed on three events for the Hornets for much of her freshman season before an ankle injury held her to just one event.

Shiavon Chatman

November 13, 2018

The time finally came for Sacramento State gymnast Jordyn Brent as she stepped up to the mat at Maples Pavillion on the campus of Stanford University Jan. 8. Brent was preparing for her second semester of school and was making her collegiate debut on the uneven bars. She executed her routine ...

Self harm, depression: one former gymnast’s struggle

Former Sac State gymnast Megan Kyle experienced sexual assault starting at the age of six. She competed at Sac State from 2014-2017.

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

October 16, 2018

When Megan Kyle stuck her landing on the balance beam on Jan. 29, 2017, she did something she had never done before. It was Kyle’s third season competing for Sacramento State gymnastics and her first time competing in three events in a single match. In the season opener earlier in the mont...

Washington, Iowa, Denver highlight Sac State 2019 gymnastics schedule

Sophomore Jordyn Brent competing on the uneven bars on March 9 at the Nest. Cal and Stanford headline the teams coming to Sacramento this season.

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

July 12, 2018

Six gymnastics teams coming off postseason appearances in April will compete against Sacramento State in the upcoming 2018-2019 season, according to head coach Randy Solorio. The Hornets will open against two of the ranked teams — Stanford and Cal — to open the season in the NorCal Classic Jan....

Hornets avert disastrous season to finish with 4 gymnasts in regionals

Sacramento State senior gymnast Caitlin Soliwoda celebrates after competing on the uneven bars at the Nest on Friday, March 9, 2018. Soliwoda was one of four Hornets to qualify for an NCAA Regional.

Thomas Frey

April 17, 2018

As the Sacramento State gymnastics team left the University of Alaska Anchorage and its negative-nine degree weather on Feb. 3, it seemed like the Hornets’ season was completely turned around. Sac State — which finished its year at the NCAA Regional on April 7— didn’t get the overall score...

4 senior gymnasts prepare for NCAA Regional

From left to right, Sacramento State senior gymnasts Annie Juarez, Courtney Soliwoda, Jennifer Brenner and Caitlin Soliwoda pose after practice at Byers Gymnastics in Elk Grove on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The four seniors will compete in an NCAA Regional on Saturday, April 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thomas Frey, News editor

April 6, 2018

Four Sacramento State senior gymnasts will perform for what is likely to be the final performances of their careers at the NCAA Regional on Saturday at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. Annie Juarez and Caitlin Soliwoda will be all-arounders, while Courtney Soliwoda is an event specialist on...

Senior gymnast conquers overthinking, years of foot injuries en route to postseason

Sacramento State senior gymnast Annie Juarez, middle, celebrates after performing her uneven bars routine at the Nest on Friday, March 16, 2018. Juarez scored a 9.775 in the event and recorded a career-high 39.275 in all four events as an all-arounder on senior night.

Thomas Frey, News editor

April 4, 2018

All that stood between a trip to the NCAA Regional in front of more than 15,000 fans and Sacramento State senior Annie Juarez’s career ending was a score of 9.150 or above on the uneven bars in her last routine of the regular season — and a 45-minute wait. Juarez’s entire gymnastics career consumed ...

Trio of Sac State gymnasts qualify for NCAA Regional

Sacramento State senior gymnast Annie Juarez competes on the uneven bars at the Nest on Friday, March 9, 2018. Juarez was one of four Hornets to qualify for an NCAA Regional.

Thomas Frey

March 25, 2018

Sacramento State senior gymnasts Annie Juarez, Caitlin Soliwoda and Courtney Soliwoda all qualified for a spot in an NCAA Regional after the regular season ended at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Saturday. Juarez and Caitlin Soliwoda will be competing as all-arounders, while Courtne...

All 6 seniors have nights to remember in final gymnastics home meet

Sacramento State senior gymnast Annie Juarez, middle, celebrates after performing her uneven bars routine at the Nest on Friday, March 16, 2018. Juarez scored a 9.775 in the event and recorded a career-high 39.275 in all four events as an all-arounder on senior night.

Thomas Frey

March 17, 2018

There was hardly a dry eye on the floor or in the crowd as senior night wrapped up for the six Sacramento State gymnastics seniors performing for the final time at the Nest on Friday. The Hornets recorded their second best score of the season with a 195.275 to finish third in a quad-meet against No....

Gymnasts prepare for senior-day finale against ranked opponents

From left to right, Sacramento State senior gymnasts Courteney Ng, Caitlin Soliwoda, Lauren Rice, Courtney Soliwoda, Jennifer Brenner and Annie Juarez will be honored for their contributions to the gymnastics team during senior night at the Nest on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Thomas Frey

March 13, 2018

Six seniors will compete in their final home meet as the Sacramento State gymnastics team hosts No. 13 Oregon State, No. 17 Arizona State and UC Davis on Friday at the Nest. Seniors Jennifer Brenner, Annie Juarez, Courteney Ng, Lauren Rice, Caitlin Soliwoda and Courtney Soliwoda will be capping of...

4 gymnasts set career highs as Hornets put together a fall-free meet

Sacramento State junior gymnast Jackie Sampson performs her floor routine at the Nest on Fri., March 9, 2018. Sampson set a career high of 9.825 in the event and the Hornets scored a 195.175 as a team.

Thomas Frey

March 10, 2018

Sacramento State gymnastics didn’t record a fall in any of its 24 routines and had its second highest score of the season in front of a loud crowd on Friday at the Nest. This positive energy helped lead Sac State — which finished in third place — to a score of 195.175 against the University...

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