Card gymnastics: State-ranked gymnasts eighth at True TeamThe Cardinals were one of just 10 teams invited to the state True Team meet.
The Cardinal gymnastics team was one of just 10 Class A schools invited to the State True Team meet, and the No. 8 ranked squad finished in a tie for eighth.
New Prague, ranked No. 2 in the Class A polls, finished first, while No. 1 ranked Melrose was second.
“What an exciting weekend for the Cardinal gymnasts,” said head coach Becca Cederberg. “It is such an honor to be invited to a meet like this, as only the top 10 schools in single A are invited.
“This meet is scored different than other meets,” she added. “They have the five girls compete and take all five scores. In normal meets, you would drop the lowest score and take only the top four.
“Also, in this meet, they do not do any individual placement, because it is truly about the team.”
The Cardinals had some excellent scores as Tahlia Bowden led the Redbirds in the beam, vault and floor with scores of 9.275, 9.175 and 9.3 respectivly. Briquelle Bowden paced Alexandria on the bars with an 8.55.
The Cardinal gymnastics team is ranked No. 8 in the State Class A polls this season
Rounding out the top 10 are Melrose in first, New Prague second, Perham third, Big Lake fourth, Detroit Lakes fifth, Austin sixth, Jackson County Central seventh, Becker ninth and Willmar 10th.
TRUE TEAM GYMNASTICS MEET
TEAM SCORES – 1. New Prague 182.55, 2. Melrose 181.4, 3. Perham 178.0, 4. Austin 176.3, 5. Becker 174.725, 6. Big Lake 173.075, 7. Delano 170.6, 8. (tie) Alexandria and Jackson County 167.5, 10. Detroit Lakes 167.2.
BEAM – Talia Bowden 9.275, Briquelle Bowden 8.975, Hannah Wendel 8.675, Sarah Dolan 8.1, Katlin Rice 6.85.
BARS – Briquelle Bowden 8.55, Hannah Wendel 8.5, Tahlia Bowden 8.1, Bria Schueler 7.775, Sarah Dolan 7.15.
VAULT – Tahlia Bowden 9.175, Briquelle Bowden 9.0, Hannah Wendel 8.75, Sarah Dolan 8.45, Anna Spanbauer 8.225.
FLOOR – Tahlia Bowden 9.3, Briquelle Bowden 9.325, Hannah Wendel 8.425, Sarah Dolan 8.2, Anna Spanbauer 7.7.