Area Gymnasts Place During Action In Minot
With a three-for-three sweep in both the team and overall all-arounds, Eastern Montana Gymnastics won every top award available at the Rebel Round Up in Minot, N.D., on March 4-5.
All three teams (bronze, silver and gold) won first place, and three individuals (Ila Lehner, Jud Rehbein and Lina Smith) took home the top placings in each level in the all-around.
In the bronze level, Lehner once again dominated, finishing with first places on vault, balance beam, floor and all-around, out of 45 gymnasts. Coming in second was teammate Allie Olson, who was second on floor, tied for fourth on balance beam, fourth on uneven bars and eighth on vault. Mallory Meissner was first overall on uneven bars, as well as second on balance beam and fourth all-around. Brooklyn Britt had a strong showing, coming back from an injury, and placed fifth in the allaround. She was also fifth on floor, tied for sixth on uneven bars and ninth on vault. Paislee Hanson finished sixth on floor, eighth all-around and tied for ninth on uneven bars. Tying for third place on floor was Cora Hove, and Chassie Sikveland and Emersyn Knuth each tied for 11th on floor and balance beam, respectively.
EMG’s silver gymnasts also had some top placings, with Rehbein taking the top overall all-around out of 39 gymnasts, as well as tying for second on balance beam. She was also second on uneven bars, tied for fifth on vault and tied for sixth on floor. Peyton Cool came in fourth in the all-around, with an overall win on balance beam and a tie for third on uneven bars. Azzy Toavs came in tied for seventh all-around, as well as tied for eighth on uneven bars and tied for sixth on floor. Macy Rau had a spectacular floor routine, and won out of all silver gymnasts, while Brooklynn Boren also had a strong floor routine and placed fourth.
Continuing with the weekend’s winning ways, EMG’s gold gymnasts showed Minot how hard they have been working. In addition to winning the overall all-around out of 24 gymnasts, Smith was also first on floor, second on balance beam, third on uneven bars and tied for fourth on vault. Kendra Linder tied for first on uneven bars, as well as placing fourth on balance beam and third on floor and all-around. Ava Hove earned a tie for fourth place all-around, alongside teammate Aspen Boje. Hove was also tied for second on vault and tied for fifth on floor. Boje performed a beautiful, winning balance beam routine and also tied for fifth on uneven bars. Aubrey Ziegler was sixth all-around and tied for fifth on floor. Emma Hove and Ella Beery tied for ninth all-around. Hove also placed sixth on balance beam, while Beery placed fourth on floor and tied for fourth on vault. Justine Massar earned fifth place on balance beam, while Nomi Deserly was tied for fifth on uneven bars.
Scores (Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor, All-Around) Bronze
Ila Lehner (Circle): 9.6, 9.55, 9.45, 9.5, 38.1 Allie Olson (Circle): 9.3, 9.35, 9.2, 9.3, 37.15 Mallory Meissner (Circle): 9.0, 9.6, 9.3, 8.9, 36.8 Brooklyn Britt (Glendive): 9.25, 9.2, 8.95, 9.2, 36.6 Paislee Hanson (Circle): 9.05, 9.15, 8.95, 9.15, 36.3 Cora Hove (Circle): 8.85, 8.7, 8.8, 9.25, 35.6 Chassie Sikveland (Circle): 8.2, 8.9, 8.75, 9.0, 34.85 Emersyn Knuth (Circle): 7.6, 8.75, 9.0, 8.7, 34.05 Silver
Jud Rehbein (Richey): 9.25, 9.45, 9.4, 9.05, 37.15 Peyton Cool (Glendive): 9.1, 9.35, 9.45, 8.9, 36.8 Azzy Toavs (Wolf Point): 8.55, 9.2, 8.95, 9.05, 35.7 Macy Rau (Glendive): 8.9, 8.6, 8.6, 9.55, 35.65 Brooklynn Boren (Glendive): 8.85, 9.05, 8.0, 9.25, 35.15
Lina Smith (Richey): 9.1, 9.35, 9.15, 9.65, 37.25 Kendra Linder (Glendive): 9.0, 9.4, 8.9, 9.3, 36.6 Ava Hove (Circle): 9.2, 9.0, 8.7, 9.15, 36.05 Aspen Boje (Glendive): 8.8, 9.1, 9.25, 8.9, 36.05 Aubrey Ziegler (Glendive): 9.05, 8.7, 8.45, 9.15, 35.35 Emma Hove (Circle): 8.75, 8.7, 8.8, 8.85, 35.1 Ella Beery (Circle): 9.1, 8.45, 8.35, 9.2, 35.1 Justine Massar (Circle): 8.6, 8.7, 8.85, 8.8, 34.95 Nomi Deserly (Wolf Point): 8.4, 9.1, 8.25, 8.55, 34.3