Brainerd/Pequot Lakes gymnast Josie Harguth earned All-Central Lakes Conference honors on the balance beam as the Warriors finished fourth as a team at the CLC Championship Saturday, Feb. 8, in Willmar.
Harguth, a Pequot Lakes freshman, finished 17th on the beam on Saturday and earned all-conference based on the season performances in CLC competition. She also finished 12th on the uneven parallel bars at the CLC championships.
Also making all-conference for the Warriors were Brenna Deason, third on vault and tied for first on floor exercise; Deason for all-around, floor exercise, balance beam and vault; Izzy Olson in all-around, floor, bars and vault; and Kenna Smith for floor exercise.
“Josi (Harguth) has been so consistent this year with her beam routine this year and really gets into her groove
Said Warrior coach Tessa Poorker. “Even if there is a minor mistake, she shakes it off and finishes strong and can score well.”
Poorker added that Harguth had the Warriors highest bar score.
“That (bar score) was a career high for her,” the coach said. “To do that towards the end of the season just shows she has been working hard to improve the little things that the judges are looking for. Josie is one of our most calm competitors and shows in her routines. We’re now looking forward to watching her compete in her first section meet.”
Brainerd is scheduled to compete at the Section 8-2A Championship at noon on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Sauk Rapids.
Team scores: 1-Sartell 148.4, 2-St. Cloud Tech 144.3, 3-Willmar 142.95, 4-Brainerd 141.8, 5-Alexandria 137.9, 6-Fergus Falls 132.9, 7-Sauk Rapids 132.875
Vault: 1-Taylor Schaefer (St. Cloud Tech) 9.6, 3-Brenna Deason (Brd) 9.475, 10t-Izzy Olson (Brd) 9.3, 10t-Ellie Selisker (Brd) 9.3, 14-Brooke Jones (Brd) 9.125, 20-Elle Bruggeman (Brd) 9.025
Uneven parallel bars: 1-Marley Michaud (Sartell) 9.8, 12-Josie Harguth (Brd) 8.5, 17-Brenna Deason (Brd) 8.25, 21-Izzy Olson (Brd) 8.05, 25-Brooke Jones (Brd) 7.95, 26-Haley Jones (Brd) 7.95
Balance beam: 1-Kirah Kessler-Gross (Willmar) 9.45, 5-Brenna Deason (Brd) 9.1, 16-Izzy Olson (Brd) 8.7, 17-Josie Harguth (Brd) 8.5, 18-Kenna Smith (Brd) 8.4, 24-Maddy Sedlachek (Brd) 8.3
Floor exercise: 1t-Brenna Deason (Brd) 9.475, 1t-Marley Michaud (Sartell) 9.475, 3-Izzy Olson (Brd) 9.425, 14-Ellie Selisker (Brd) 9.15, 15-Kenna Smith (Brd) 9.1, 18-Brooke Jones (Brd) 9.025
All-around: 1-Marley Michaud (Sartell) 37.725, 6-Brenna Deason (Brd) 36.3, 8-Izzy Olson (Brd) 35.475