Congratulations to gymnast James Timmerman ’26, who recently won first place in the Virginia Men’s State Championship meet, which took place April 12 at Liberty University. James, who has been a dedicated gymnast for 10 years, won the All-Around competition at the tournament, competing in six events: floor, vault, rings, high bar, pommel horse, and parallel bars. In April he also won third in All-Around at a regional meet at West Point Military Academy, and in May he’ll travel to Battle Creek, Michigan to compete in the Men’s Eastern National Championships.
James trains six days a week at Above the Bar in Ashland, putting in three hours of training each day. “I enjoy spending time with my friends at the gym,” said James, who also cherishes the Spartan friends he’s made throughout the years at Steward.
Way to go, James! Your Spartan family is so proud of you.
"When you have a place like Steward where you can look into the stands and see your teachers, classmates, friends, and family, that's the beauty of school sports. That's when you understand that you're playing for something bigger than yourself." - Coach Kara Bacile