Marshfield gymnastics opens season with wins at La Crosse Quad, Rhinelander Invite

The Marshfield gymnastics team won the team title at the Snowflake Invitational on Saturday at Rhinelander High School. (Submitted photo)
The Marshfield gymnastics team won the team title at the Snowflake Invitational on Saturday at Rhinelander High School. (Submitted photo)

The Marshfield gymnastics team kicked off its 2018-19 season with a bang over the weekend, winning both the La Crosse Quad on Friday and the Snowflake Invitational at Rhinelander on Saturday.

Junior Gracie Holland won the all-around in both events, and combined to capture six individual titles as well for the Tigers as she was participating in her first varsity gymnastics event.

At the La Crosse Quad, Marshfield totaled 132.8 points to easily win the team title over La Crosse Logan/Central, which had 119.2 points.

Holland won the all-around with a score of 35.65. She won the balance beam (9.45) and vault (9.3), and finished second int eh uneven bars (8.8) and fifth in the floor exercise (8.1).

Emma Haugen took second in the vault (8.75) and Floor (8.875), was third in the uneven bars (8.45), and finished fourth in the balance beam (7.75).


The Marshfield JV team also won the team title at La Crosse, with Shantel Nienast winning the balance beam (7.7), Vivian Nikolai taking first in the vault (8.3), Nienast and Nikolai tying for first in the bars (6.6), and Kimberly Backaus winning the floor (7.75).

Holland won the all-around at Rhinelander with a score of 36.5, taking first in all four individual events. She had scores of 8.775 in the beam, 9.2 in the floor, 9.1 in the uneven bars, and 9.425 in the vault.

Marshfield set a program record with a team score of 134.3, winning the team title at the nine-team meet by 4.9 points over second-place Ashland.

Marshfield hosts Ashland in its Great Northern Conference opener on Thursday.

La Crosse Quad
Dec. 7, at Performance Elite Gymnastics
Varsity
Winners and Marshfield finishers
Team scores:
1. Marshfield 132.8; 2. La Crosse Logan/Central 119.2; 3. LaCrescent (Minn.) 111.6; 4. Arcadia 101.125.
All-around: 1. Gracie Holland (MAR) 35.65; 3. Emma Haugen (M) 33.825.
Vault: 1. Holland (MAR) 9.3; 2. Haugen (M) 8.75; 4. (tie) Brooke McGrath (M) 9.3; 6. Sophie Nikolay (M) 8.1; 7. Kimberly Backaus (M) 8.05.
Uneven bars: 1. Caelen Lansing (La Crosse) 9.0; 2. Holland (M) 8.8; 3. Haugen (M) 8.45; 4. Hanna Merkel (M) 7.75; 6. Vivian Nikolai (M) 7.075; 9. Ally Bakke (M) 6.6.
Balance beam: 1. Holland (M) 9.45; 3. Merkel (M) 7.8; 4. Haugen (M) 7.75; 6. Nikolai (M) 7.55; 9. Makenna Yeske (M) 7.05.
Floor exercise: 1. Lansing (La Crosse) 9.15; 2. Haugen (M) 8.875; 3. Merkel (M) and McGrath (M) 8.375; 5. Holland (M) 8.1; 6. Shantel Nienast (M) 7.85.
JV
Team scores:
1. Marshfield 112.4; 2. LaCrescent 82.45; 3. La Crosse Logan/Central 81.45; 4. Arcadia 30.7.
Vault: 1. Nikolai (M) 8.3; 2. Merkel (M) 8.2; 3. Izabel Paape (M) 7.6; 7. Rainna Simone (M) 7.2; 9. Jessa Nelson (M) 6.9.
Uneven bars: 1. Nienast (M) and Nikolay (M) 6.6; 3. Yeske (M) 5.8; 4. Backaus (M) 5.4; 6. Raegan Larson (M) 4.5.
Balance beam: 1. Nienast (M) 7.7; 2. Backaus (M) 7.6; 3. Nikolay (M) 6.4; 4. Paape (M) 6.0; 11. Courtney Deering (M) 4.45.
Floor exercise: 1. Backaus (M) 7.75; 2. Bakke (M) 7.7; 3. Annie Goldberg (M) 7.1; 4. Deering (M) 6.45; 6. Sydney Ott (M) 6.4.

Snowflake Invitational
Dec. 8, at Rhinelander High School
Team scores:
1. Marshfield 134.3; 2. Ashland 129.4; 3. Rhinelander 117.5; 4. Medford 117.15; 5. Antigo 114.625; 6. Mosinee 107.8; 7. Chequamegon 93.525; 8. Lakeland 46.975; 9. Washburn 35.425.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
All-around:
1. Gracie Holland (M) 36.5; 9. Emma Haugen (M) 31.85.
Balance beam: 1. Holland (M) 8.775; 6. Hanna Merkel (M) 8.25; 7. Shantel Nienast (M) 8.125; 8. Haugen (M) 8.1; 11. Vivian Nikolai (M) 7.875.
Floor exercise: 1. Holland (M) 9.2; 2. Haugen (M) 9.0; 5. Brooke McGrath (M) 8.525; 7. Ally Bakke (M) 8.4; 13. Merkel (M) 8.0.
Uneven bars: 1. Holland (M) 9.1; 11. Merkel (M) 7.6; 14. Bakke (M) 7.25; 15. Nikolai (M) 7.05; 22. Haugen (M) 6.05.
Vault: 1. Holland (M) 9.425; 3. Haugen (M) 8.7; 6. McGrath (M) and Kimberly Backaus (M) 8.4; 8. Sophie Nikolay (M) 8.35.

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