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Even though the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team opened the season with a loss to Bemidji, head coach Wendi Hartig's team started off way ahead of last year's pace.

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In last year's season opener, the Panthers scored 97.85 points against Bemidji. In this year's season opener Friday night at the Area High School gym, the Panthers improved on that mark in a 125.75 to 112.05 loss.

Jessi Andersen led the Panthers by taking first on balance beam with a 7.50 and finishing second in all-around with a 30.95.

The Panthers' best event was vault where Andersen's 8.35, Emily Klingenberg's 8.25, and 7.65s by Sarena Kinkel and Sarah Harshman led to a 31.90.

Klingenberg's 7.75, a pair of 7.20s by Jessi Andersen and Savannah Gatewood, and a 6.75 by Kayla Andersen gave the Panthers a 28.90 in floor exercise.

Park Rapids received a 27.15 on uneven parallel bars behind Jessi Andersen's 7.90, Klingenberg's 7.20, Kayla Andersen's 6.65 and Taylor Drury's 5.40.

Following Jessi Andersen's 7.50 on beam were Gatewood with a 6.00, Klingenberg with a 5.95 Kayla Andersen with a 4.65 for a team score of 24.10.

Bemidji's Katie Jensen claimed the all-around title with a 32.05 while Klingenberg took fourth with a 29.15.

Amy Klein won the all-around title with a 20.50 in leading the Panthers to a 73.70 to 56.80 win in the junior varsity meet.

Bemidji 125.75, Park Rapids 112.05

Floor exercise: 1, Carey, B, 8.60. 2, Bergquist, B, 8.40. 3, Jensen, B, 7.80. 4, Klingenberg, PR, 7.75. 5 (tie) Brooke Beck, B, and Erickson, B, 7.650. 7 (tie), J. Andersen, PR, and Gatewood, PR, 7.20. 9, K. Andersen, PR, 6.75.

Balance beam: 1, J. Andersen, PR, 7.50. 2, Jensen, B, 7.25. 3, Bergquist, B, 7.10. 4, Carey, B, 6.60. 5, Erickson, B, 6.45. 6, Brittney Beck, B, 6.30. 7, Gatewood, PR, 6.00. 8, Klingenberg, PR, 5.95. 9, K. Andersen, PR, 4.65. 10, Johnk, PR, 4.30.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Grossfield, B, 8.30. 2, Jensen, B, 8.20. 3, Erickson, B, 7.95. 4, J. Andersen, PR, 7.90. 5 (tie), Klingenberg, PR, and Brooke Beck, B, 7.20. 7, Bergquist, B, 6.85. 8, K. Andersen, PR, 6.65. 9, Drury, PR, 5.40. 10, Kinkel, PR, 4.25.

Vault: 1, Jensen, B, 8.80. 2, Bergquist, B, 8.55. 3, Brittney Beck, B, 8.55. 4, Brooke Beck, B, 8.40. 5, J. Andersen, PR, 8.35. 6, Klingenberg, PR, 8.25. 7, Cary, B, 8.20. 8, Harshman, PR, 7.65. 9, Kinkel, PR, 7.65. 10, Gatewood, PR, 7.20.

All-around: 1, Jensen, B, 32.05. 2, J. Andersen, PR, 30.95. 3, Bergquist, B, 30.90. 4, Klingenberg, PR, 29.15.

PR JV 73.70, Bemidji JV 56.80.

Floor exercise: 1, Brittney Beck, B, 7.70. 3, Klein, PR, 5.60. 4, Drury, PR, 5.50. 5, Johnk, PR, 5.10.

Balance beam: 1, Brooke Beck, B, 6.20. 2, Kinkel, PR, 4.80. 3, Klein, PR, 4.00. 5, Girtz, PR, 3.80. 6, Eischens, PR, 3.70.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Brittney Beck, B, 6.20. 3, Klein, PR, 4.20. 4, Johnk, PR, 3.90. 5, Roy, PR, 3.30. 6, Harshman, PR, 2.00.

Vault: 1, Erickson, B, 8.20. 3, Johnk, PR, 7.60. 4, K. Andersen, PR, 6.90. 5, Klein, PR, 6.70. 6, Drury, PR, 6.60.

All-around: 1, Klein, PR, 20.50.

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