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Gymnastics’ falls in Sections

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

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 us really helped,” Hanson said. “Even those who weren’t competing still came to watch and ch...

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 I didn’t get to see my teammates at school. The older girls are inspiring, so it’s nice to have some...

Park falls to Bloomington

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.

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 the biggest event is floor just because it's really fun to watch everybody show what they can do and d...

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

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.

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. We had a lot of girls stick their routines and our floor went really well. We got some high scores...

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

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.

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 falls that could have been prevented and that took a toll on the rest of the meet,” Romero said. “It wa...

Gymnastics wins home opener

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

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. 7) motivated us to do better and get a higher score (in the future). We put a lot of sweat into the...

Gymnastics rolls into new season

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.

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 adrenaline of everybody watching you do your floor routine,” Stein said. “By the time our first mee...

Winter sports host tryouts

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.

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.  ...

Gymnastics provides welcoming atmosphere at captains’ practice

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 team's first meet is Dec. 7.

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 to bring returning teammates and newer teammates together so there's no division,” Boettcher said...

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

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.

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 we train for,” Boettcher said. “(It is important) to be prepared because there are good teams th...

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Sophomore Maddie Olsen practices beam for Sections Feb. 16. Park is currently ranked No. 5 in 6A Sections.

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

February 18, 2019

According to coach Dawn Thielen,  the girls’ continued to make improvements at Sections. “The team did pretty great at this last meet,” Thielen said. “We had some great personal scores, on beam and vault especially.” Senior Savannah Romero said she did not think the scores properly represented the t...

Gymnastics takes third at meet

Sophomore Olivia Krueger jumps on the springboard to perform her vault routine. Park gymnastics competed at Henry Sibley High School Jan. 19.

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

January 21, 2019

The Park girls’ gymnastics team competed against Henry Sibley High School in an invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 19. According to head coach Dawn Thielen, the team did well despite some setbacks. “We made a few mistakes, but overall the girls were really good at staying focused on what wa...

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