Marshfield gymnastics sets team scoring record, wins Tomah Invitational

The Marshfield gymnastics team celebrates its victory at the Candy Cane Twist invitational at Tomah High School on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
The Marshfield gymnastics team celebrates its victory at the Candy Cane Twist invitational at Tomah High School on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

TOMAH – The record-breaking season for the Marshfield gymnastics team continued Saturday as it won the Candy Cane Twist tournament at Tomah High School.

The Tigers piled up 135.1 points, the third-straight meet they have broken a previous school record for team points. Chippewa Falls was a distant second with 122.575 points.

Gracie Holland won all four events and the all-around title for Marshfield with a score of 37.05. She won the vault with a 9.275, the uneven bars with a 9.375, balance beam with a 9.35 and the floor exercise with a 9.05.

Emma Haugen was second in the vault (8.7) and bars (8.3), and was third in the beam (8.65) and floor (8.8) to finish second in the all-around (34.45) for the Tigers.

Brooke McGrath took third in the vault with a 8.55 for Marshfield.

Sophie Nikolay also won three events in the JV competition for Marshfield.

The Tigers will host Medford on Thursday in a Great Northern Conference dual meet.

Candy Cane Twist
Dec. 15, at Tomah High School
Varsity
Team scores:
1. Marshfield 135.1; 2. Chippewa Falls 122.575; 3. Antigo 118.475; 4. Sparta 117.7; 5. Menomonie 116.9; 6. Tomah 108.55; 7. Arcadia 106.5; 8. Westby 99.025.
Winners and Marshfield finishers
All-around:
1. Gracie Holland (MAR) 37.05; 2. Emma Haugen (MAR) 34.45.
Vault: 1. Holland (MAR) 9.275; 2. Haugen (MAR) 8.7; 3. Brooke McGrath (MAR) 8.55; 4. Vivian Nikolai (MAR) 8.35; 5. (tie) Kimberly Backaus (MAR) 8.3.
Uneven bars: 1. Holland (MAR) 9.375; 2. Haugen (MAR) 8.3; 7. Nikolai (MAR) 7.375; 8. Shantel Nienast (MAR) 7.325; 19. Hanna Merkel (MAR) 6.225.
Balance beam: 1. Holland (MAR) 9.35; 3. Haugen (MAR) 8.65; 5. Merkel (MAR) 8.3; 10. (tie) Nienast (MAR) 7.7; 15. Nikolai (MAR) 7.5.
Floor exercise: 1. Holland (MAR) 9.05; 3. Haugen (MAR) 8.8; 7. McGrath (MAR) 8.2; 12. Merkel (MAR) 7.8; 13. Ally Bakke (MAR) 7.75.
JV
Winners and Marshfield finishers
Team scores:
1. Marshfield 115.95; 2. Chippewa Falls 91.25; 3. Tomah 67.85; 4. Antigo 49.25; 5. Sparta 36.5; 6. Menomonie 31.3; 7. Westby 11.5.
All-around: 1. Sophie Nikolay (MAR) 30.2.
Balance beam: 1. Backaus (MAR) 7.05; 2. Makenna Yeske (MAR) 6.9; 4. Nikolay (MAR) 6.6; 14. Sydney Ott (MAR) 4.7; 16. Courtney Deering (MAR) 4.3.
Vault: 1. Nikolay (MAR) 8.5; 2. Merkel (MAR) 8.4; 3. Izzy Paape (MAR) 7.9; 4. Deering (MAR) 7.8; 7. Raegan Larson (MAR) 7.4.
Floor exercise: 1. Nikolay (MAR) 8.0; 2. Backaus (MAR) 7.8; 3. Paape (MAR) 7.45; 4. Nienast (MAR) 7.35; 9. Raianna Simone (MAR) 6.4.
Uneven bars: 1. Nikolay (MAR) 7.1; 2. Backaus (MAR) 7.0; 3. Deering (MAR) 6.85; 4. Bakke (MAR) 6.55; 5. Paape (MAR) 6.3.

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