SDHSAA Press Release - 2016 A & AA Gymnastics

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STATE GYMNASTICS - FEBRUARY 12-13, 2016

(Press release from the South Dakota High School Activities Association)

The State “A” and “AA” Gymnastics Meet will be held this year at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. Opening ceremony for the combined TEAM competition will begin at 10:45 on Friday, February 12th, and at 10:15 on Saturday for the INDIVIDUAL & ALL-AROUND competition.

 

Class “A”

Nine teams will compete for the Team Championship. These teams represent the top three teams from each of the two region meets, along with the next three highest team scores from the region meets. Teams competing are Britton-Hecla, Chamberlain, Deuel, Madison, Milbank, Parkston/Ethan/Hanson, Sisseton, Vermillion, and Wagner/Bon Homme. 

The Madison team will be defending their 2014 and 2015 championships.

Madison had the top qualifying meet team score with 140.625. Jenni Giles of Madison has the top individual event qualifying scores on all events including all around.  They are as follows: Vault with a score of 9.20; Floor Exercise with a score of 9.575; Uneven Bars with a score of 9.10; Balance Beam with a score of 9.45 and in the All-Around competition with a 37.325.

Brooke Skoglund returns to defend her championship on the balance beam.  Jenni Giles of Madison returns to defend her championship in the Floor Exercise, Vault, Uneven Bars and All Around.

In addition to the 9 teams qualifying for team and individual competition, Hot Springs, Stanley County, Wall/Kadoka Area/Philip, and West Central also qualified individuals for the State Meet.

86 gymnasts will be competing in Class “A” over the two-day state meet.

 

Class “AA”

Nine teams will compete for the Team Championship. These teams represent the top three teams from each of the two qualifying meets, along with the next three highest team scores from the qualifying meets. Teams competing are Aberdeen Central, Brookings, Mitchell, Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls Lincoln, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Watertown, and Yankton.

Mitchell is returning to defend their team title this year. Rapid City Stevens had the top qualifying meet team score with 142.925. The top individual event qualifying scores are as follows: Hannah Riker, Rapid City Stevens on Uneven Bars with a score of 9.40 and All Around with a score of 37.125; Lizzie Miller of Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Balance Beam with a score of 9.35; and Quinci Herll of Mitchell on Floor Exercise with a score of 9.70 and on Vault with a score of 9.475.

The only returning champion is Shay Trimble of Rapid City Stevens defending her championships on the Balance Beam and Vault. A new champion will be crowned in all other Class AA events.

In addition to the 9 teams qualifying for team competition, Huron, Pierre T.F. Riggs, Rapid City Central and Sioux Falls Washington also qualified individuals for the State Meet.

92 gymnasts will be competing in Class “AA” over the two-day state meet.

 
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