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Gymnastics: Bemidji sweeps all four events, scores 138.70 points in win over Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis

The Panthers received a 126.225 against the state's No. 6-rated Class AA team.

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Emma Berghuis received an 8.35 in vault during the Panthers' dual meet against Bemidji on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. <br/>
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PARK RAPIDS – Despite falling to 1-5 in dual meets, the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis gymnastics team continues to turn in solid performances.

The Panthers received their second highest team score of the season in a 138.70 to 126.225 loss to Bemidji at the Area High School gym on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Park Rapids had a 129.50 in its last outing at the Moorhead Invitational.

Halle Landstrom’s 8.70, Emma Berghuis’ 8.30, Morgan Koppelman’s 8.30 and Lexi Graff’s 8.10 gave the Panthers a 33.45 team score in vault to open the meet. Shailyn Hayes added an 8.05. Bemidji’s Lauren Berg took first with a 9.25.

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Whitney Seifert received a 6.30 on uneven parallel bars during the Panthers' meet against Bemidji on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.
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On uneven parallel bars, Koppelman’s 7.55, Landstrom’s 6.90, Ally Holmer’s 6.70 and Grace Officer’s 6.40 resulted in a 27.55 team score. Whitney Seifert received a 6.30 as Bemidji’s Tatum Offerdahl led the field with a 9.25.

The Panthers received a 31.075 on balance beam behind Landstrom’s 8.50, Hayes’ 7.825, Koppelman’s 7.75 and Berghuis’ 7.00. Holmer chipped in a 6.55. Berg received a 9.00 to finish first.

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Landstrom’s runner-up 8.90 paced the Panthers to a 34.15 on floor exercise. Rounding out the team score were Koppelman’s 8.60, Berghuis’ 8.35 and Hayes’ 8.30. Officer led off with a 7.40. Madysen Schmidt took first with a 9.35 for Bemidji.

Schmidt captured the all-around title with a 34.775 while Landstrom was fourth with a 33.00 and Koppelman finished fifth with a 32.20.

Bemidji, which was rated No. 6 in the latest state Class AA poll with a 141.69 average, posted scores of 35.45 in vault, 34.75 on both beam and floor, and 33.75 on bars.

In the junior varsity meet, Bemidji posted a 121.90 to 109.70 victory.

Bemidji 138.70, Park Rapids 126.225

Vault: 1, Berg, B, 9.25. 2, Schmidt, B, 8.95. 3 (tie), Landstrom, PR, and Lucas, B, 8.70. 5, Workman, B, 8.55. 6, E. Berghuis, PR, 8.35. 7, Koppelman, PR, 8.30. 9, Graff, PR, 8.10. 10, Hayes, PR, 8.05. JV: Lindow, PR, 8.20; Schoeberl, PR, 7.80; Tooker, PR, 7.80; Officer, PR, 7.70; Seifert, PR, 7.70.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Offerdahl, B, 9.25. 2, DeWitt, B, 8.40. 3, Hill, B, 8.30. 4, Schmidt, B, 7.80. 5, Berg, B, 7.65. 6, Koppelman, PR, 7.55. 7, Landstrom, PR, 6.90. 8, Holmer, PR, 6.70. 9, Officer, PR, 6.40. 10, Seifert, PR, 6.30. JV: Johnson, PR, 7.10; L. Vrieze, PR, 6.20; E. Berghuis, PR, 6.00; Schoeberl, PR, 5.70; Graff, PR, 5.60; Edevold, PR, 5.60; Bolton, PR, 4.60; Cunningham, PR, 4.20; N. Berghuis, PR, 4.20; Novak, PR, 2.30.

Balance beam: 1, Berg, B, 9.00. 2, Schmidt, B, 8.675. 3, DeWitt, B, 8.625. 4, Landstrom, PR, 8.50. 5, Hill, B, 8.45. 7, Hayes, PR, 7.825. 8, Koppelman, PR, 7.75. 9, E. Berghuis, PR, 7.00. 10, Holmer, PR, 6.55. JV: Seifert, PR, 6.50; Cunningham, PR, 6.40; Johnson, PR, 6.30; E. Vrieze, PR, 6.20; Schoeberl, PR, 5.60; Officer, PR, 5.50; Bolton, PR, 5.40; Lindow, PR, 5.10; Greenlee, PR, 3.50; Graff, PR, 3.40.

Floor exercise: 1, Schmidt, B, 9.35. 2, Landstrom, PR, 8.90. 3, Berg, B, 8.70. 4, Koppelman, PR, 8.60. 5, Hill, B, 8.45. 6, E. Berghuis, PR, 8.35. 7, Hayes, PR, 8.30. 10, Officer, PR, 7.40. JV: Holmer, PR, 7.70; E. Vrieze, PR, 6.80; Seifert, PR, 6.80; Lindow, PR, 6.50; Vinge, PR, 3.80.

All-around: 1, Schmidt, B, 34.775. 2, Berg, B, 34.60. 3, Hill, B, 33.40. 4, Landstrom, PR, 33.00. 5, Koppelman, PR, 32.20.

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