BY SABRINA MONTEIRO & JOSANDY JEUNE
Max Weng, a junior at Malden High School, just recently started gymnastics last year. It’ll be his second year being apart of the gymnastics team. Weng has only been doing gymnastics for two years but has done tumbling and flips for martial arts for twelve. Weng specializes in the bars and floor events during the meets.
Weng hasn’t had his heart set on gymnastics but decided it would be great on his resume for he would “play to [his] strengths, and set [him] apart.” In this case, and since he was flexible, he would tryout for gymnastics, instead of doing sports like tennis and track.
He most likely won’t be doing it in college mainly because he believes the college level is very competitive and the people who do, have been doing gymnastics for more than ten years.
Last year, Weng happened to mention that they didn’t win any meets last year and his goal for this year would be to “win a meet this year.” Weng believes his “biggest challenge will be that since their are new coaches, it’s going to be hard to see how far [they] will progress because everyone has a different way of teaching.” With this being said, “it’ll be difficult because everybody will be at different paces and not everyone can be helped at the same time with only two coaches,” Weng said.
Weng is excited for what the new members of the team will bring. Every year the senior years leave, leaving spots open on the team. Weng is not only excited for what the returning members will bring but the new members as well. Since he already knows the returning members style he's thrilled to see how the new members will step up to the plate.