HINSDALE — Lyons senior Dave Bielski started gymnastics when he was 7 years old and he made steady progress every year.
His development from sophomore to junior year took off like a rocket, however. Bielski went from not making the sectional roster as a sophomore to qualifying for state in two events the next year.
Some of his advancement had to do with some quality gymnasts ahead of him during his sophomore year. But a lot of his promotion had to do with hard work and stepping up as a junior.