Brainerd/Pequot Lakes Warrior gymnasts Izzy Olson and Brenna Deason advanced to the state tournament following Section 8-2A competition Saturday, Feb 15, in St. Cloud.
Olson finished third overall in the all-around competition with a score of 36.625. Deason finished in fifth place on the vault and second in the floor routine. Pequot Lakes freshman Josie Harguth finished 23rd on the uneven parallel bars and 24th on the balance beam.
As a team the Warriors finished third in the eight-team field. Sartell-St. Stephen took the top spot to advance to the state tournament. The Warriors received the Gold Academic Award with a team GPA of 3.85.
The state meet is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.
Team Scores: 1-Sartell-St. Stephen 146.85, 2-St. Cloud Tech 143.3, 3-Brainerd 142.375, 4-Bemidji 142.175, 5-Buffalo 136.35, 6-Sauk Rapids-Rice 134.55, 7-Alexandria 133.75, 8-Moorhead 126.475
Vault: 1-Taylar Schaefer (SCT) 9.7, 5-Brenna Deason (9.425), 8-Izzy Olson (B) 9.25, 14-Ellie Selisker (B) 9.05, 18T-Brooklyn Jones (B) 8.95, 33-Kenna Smith (B) 8.55
Uneven parallel bars: 1- Ali Boschee (SSS) 9.575, 5-Izzy Olson (B) 9.175, 7-Brooklyn Jones (B) 8.975, 15-Brenna Deason (B) 8.4, 19-Elle Bruggeman (B) 8.125, 23-Josie Harguth (7.925)
Balance beam: 1-Taylar Schaefer (SCT) 9.15, 12-Izzy Olson (B) 8.95, 22-Kenna Smith (B) 8.575, 24-Josie Harguth (B) 8.525, 27-Maddy Sedlachek (B) 8.45, 31-Brenna Deason (B) 8.1
Floor exercise: 1-Marley Michaud (SSS) 9.475, 2-Brenna Deason (B) 9.4, 4-Izzy Olson (B) 9.25, 11-Ellie Selisker (B) 8.975, 15-Kenna Smith (B) 8.9, 22-Brooklyn Jones (B) 8.675
All-around: 1-Taylar Schaefer (SCT) 37.275, 3-Izzy Olson (B) 36.625, 8-Brenna Deason (B) 35.325.