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The State “A” and “AA” Gymnastics Meet will be
held this year at Stevens High School in Rapid City. The TEAM
competition and INDIVIDUAL & ALL-AROUND competition are divided
into two separate days.
This year will showcase a new format for the team competition.
While each class will be competing only against other schools in
their own class, the two classes will be competing at the same
time alternating gymnasts on each apparatus. The opening
ceremony for the combined team session will begin at 10:45 a.m.
on Friday, February 15th.
Saturday, February 16th, competition continues at Rapid City
Stevens High School with the INDIVIDUAL & ALL-AROUND
COMPETITION. Opening ceremonies for Class “AA” competition begin
at 9:20 a.m. Opening ceremonies for Class “A” competition will
begin at 4:20 p.m. The top 20 individuals in the four events,
plus all-around, will be crowned following each session on
All session will be using the Capital Cup format with teams
warming up in the practice gym, then immediately competing on
that event in the main gym.
New this year for Class A: 12 teams will compete for the Team
Championship. Those teams are Britton-Hecla, Chamberlain, Deuel,
Hot Springs, Madison, Milbank, Sisseton, Stanley County,
Vermillion, Wagner, Wall/Kadoka Area, and West Central.
The Deuel team will be defending their 2012 championship.
No region meets were held this year. All 12 Class A teams
qualified. Individual and All-Around competitors will qualify
during the team competition on Friday, February 15th, and will
be added to the list of those who qualified during the season.
Each gymnast can qualify during the season by scoring an 8.5 or
better in one of the individual events at three different meets
during the season. To qualify during the season in the
all-around competition, a gymnast must meet or better the
standard of 31.00 at three meets during the season. In addition
to those 12 teams who will be competing to qualify for
individual day, Erin Punt from Warner High School is an
in-season qualifier in the all-around competition.
Sam Wiekamp, senior from Deuel, was the individual champion in
vault and uneven bars in 2012. She will return to defend her
titles this year. Deuel sophomore, Meaghan Sievers, will return
to defend her titles in balance beam, floor exercise, and
107 gymnasts will be competing in Class “A” over the two-day
There are 12 teams competing for the team championship for Class
“AA”. Those teams represent the top 12 scores at the two
Conference/State Qualifying Meets. Teams competing are Aberdeen
Central/Roncalli, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre Riggs,
Rapid City Central, Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls Lincoln,
Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Watertown, and
Rapid City Central is returning to defend their team title this
year. Rapid City Central had the top qualifying meet team score
with 148.650. The top individual event qualifying scores are as
follows: a three-way tie on Vault with a score of 9.625 for Lynn
Hanten of Watertown, Chelsey Christensen and Colette Christensen
of Rapid City Central; Krisia Bramer of Watertown on Uneven Bars
with a score of 9.725; Chelsey Christensen of Rapid City Central
on Balance Beam with a score of 9.475, and on Floor Exercise
with a score of 9.750. Chelsey Christensen of Rapid City Central
also had the high score in the All-Around competition with a
Chelsey Christensen of Rapid City Central is returning to defend
her 2012 championships in uneven bars floor exercise. Colette
Christensen of Rapid City Central returns to defend her
championships in vault, balance beam, and all-around.
In addition to the 12 teams qualifying for team and individual
competition, Sioux Falls Washington also qualified one
individual for the State Meet.
101 gymnasts will be competing in Class “AA” over the two-day
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