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Senior Maddie Olsen practicing the vault jump Jan. 15. The gymnastics team lost to Hopkins.

Gymnastics hopeful despite loss against Hopkins

Jayde Claussen January 27, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, athletes have had to adjust to safety precautions, which has changed the layout of many competitions. In their first meet of the season, Park lost to Hopkins. According to co-head...

Nordic captains practice Oct. 3 at Dakota Park. The team starts its season on Nov. 30.

Winter sports captains remain optimistic during the pandemic

Amalia Fischer October 13, 2020

As winter sports are approaching, team captains are finding ways to hold practices while keeping their teams safe. According to senior gymnastics captain Maddie Olson, captains are maintaining strong communication...

Junior Marissa Boettcher preform her bar routine at Varsity Sections Feb. 15. Park placed sixth overall in the meet.

Gymnastics’ falls in Sections

Talia Lissauer February 19, 2020

Although only a select number of gymnasts were able to compete in Sections, junior Courtney Hanson said the entire team still showed up and motivated those competing. “I think the team cheering for...

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Grace Schultz February 10, 2020

What's it like being on the gymnastics team as a freshman? It's a lot of fun, I really enjoy the sport. It's nice seeing all the girls from the team at school. I was on a team in middle school and...

Freshman Ella Wasvick performs her beam routine Jan. 28 at Central Community Center. The gymnastics team lost their meet against Bloomington with a score of 124.8.

Park falls to Bloomington

Talia Lissauer January 29, 2020

Watching her teammates perform their floor routines and show off the skills they have been practicing is the best part of every meet, according to junior and captain Rachel Stein. “I always think...

Freshman Jordan Dolinar performs her floor routine Jan. 15 at Breck School. The gymnastics team won their meet against Breck with a score of 126.525.

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Talia Lissauer January 17, 2020

Reflecting on their meet against Breck, junior captain Maddie Olson said the team was strongest on beam, but will continue to work on the execution of the routines. “Our varsity beam went really well....

Junior Raina Kronfeld performs her beam routine Dec. 21 at North Star Elementary. Park placed first in the invitational meet that consisted of five other teams.

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Talia Lissauer December 22, 2019

Despite experiencing difficulties on beam routines, sophomore Sophia Romero said the gymnastics team was able to pull through the mistakes and place first. “We struggled on beam, there were a few...

Sophomore Freya Wade poses as she is introduced at the gymnastics meet against Richfield. Park won with a score of 124.125.

Gymnastics wins home opener

Talia Lissauer, Ben Sanford December 11, 2019

With the motivation to improve their scores from their first meet, junior Josie Briant said the team focused on making sure they cleaned up their routines to come into the meet strong. “Our meet (Dec....

Sophomore Ryan Rasmussen prepares to complete a tumbling pass at gymnastics practice Nov. 25. The gymnastics team’s first meet is at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at White Bear Lake Area High School.

Gymnastics rolls into new season

Talia Lissauer December 3, 2019

Preparing for her first gymnastics meet of the season, junior Rachel Stein said there are many things to look forward to for the upcoming meet. “I'm really excited to get back out there and feel the...

Juniors Olivia Krueger, Maddie Olson, Eden Swartz and Rachel Stein watch their teammates TikTok videos Nov. 4 at captains practice. The goal of captains practice was to have gymnasts bond with their teammates.

Winter sports host tryouts

Maddie Schutte November 11, 2019

Listed below is the information for winter sports tryouts and pre-tryout practices to prepare for the season. Additional details and contact information for coaches can be found at gopark.org. 

Juniors Josie Briant and Raina Kronfeld and sophomore Ryan Rasmussen perform a dance in front of the gymnastics team Nov. 4 at captains practice. The gymnastics teams first meet is Dec. 7.

Gymnastics provides welcoming atmosphere at captains’ practice

Talia Lissauer November 9, 2019

Preparing for her fifth year in high school gymnastics, junior Marissa Boettcher said it is necessary to practice amongst new and old gymnasts to create a supportive team. “I think it's important...

Sophomore Rachel Stein begins her routine on the beam Dec. 11 at their home meet against Richfield. The Park Gymnastics team has begun strength training once a week to help them develop their skills in preparation for future meets.

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood February 25, 2019

According to sophomore Marissa Boettcher, the entire girls’ gymnastics season leads up to the Sections meet, which will take place Feb. 16. “Sections is our biggest meet of the season. It is what...

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