Oftentimes a fraction of a point will decide a championship at the state gymnastics meet. That wasn’t the case last Friday when Roseville won its third consecutive Class AA crown.
Roseville beat runner-up Northfield by a full point thanks in large part to a dominating performance on the uneven bars. Roseville outscored Northfield by nearly two full points on the apparatus to pull away and win the title.
A pair of seniors from District 621 will represent their schools at Saturday’s state gymnastics meet.
Irondale’s Jordana Brady and Mounds View’s Anna House both qualified for the individual portion of the state meet by placing in the top four in the all-around at last week’s Section 5AA meet.
It’s more than halfway through February, which means that the Roseville Area High School gymnastics team is preparing for the state meet. That’s just what happens at this time of the year.
The Raiders go after their third consecutive and seventh overall state championship on Friday at the Class AA meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.
The Roseville Area High School gymnastics team wrapped up its ninth consecutive Suburban East Conference title last week. The Raiders outscored Park-Cottage Grove to secure a perfect 9-0 record in conference dual meets.
Roseville posted a team score of 150.10, its highest of the season, to beat the Wolfpack, which finished with a 138.15.
The last eight Class AA state gymnastics team championships have gone to either Roseville Area High School or Northfield High School. It appears that streak will reach nine next month.
Northfield and Roseville sat 1-2 in last week’s Minnesota Girls Gymnastics Coaches Association rankings.
Roseville enters the final two weeks of the regular season undefeated. The Raiders are 6-0 in Suburban East Conference duals and have also won three multi-team non-conference meets.
The Tartan Titans came to North Jan. 16 to display their gymnastics talents in front of a near-standing-room-only crowd of appreciative fans.
In the end the Titans—despite a one-point deduction for an athlete performing out of order on the beam—was able to pull off a close 120.7 - 119.875 triumph over their School District 622 archrival Polars.
Irondale High School senior Jordana Brady qualified for last year’s state meet in two events and placed in one of them. This year, she would like to earn a spot in the state all-around competition.
If she continues to perform the way she did on Saturday, she should realize that goal.
The Irondale/Spring Lake Park co-op gymnastics team is entering the seventh season of the partnership and it could be the last. Policy changes at Spring Lake Park High School could end the co-op and leave that school without a gymnastics program.
With the possibility of just one more season together, the team is looking to go out on a high note.
“If we are healthy we have an opportunity to win the conference,” said head coach Breanna Peloquin.