Marshfield Gymnasts Dominate in Win over Antigo

Marshfield freshman Hanna Merkel competes on the balance beam at the WIAA State Gymnastics Championships at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School on Friday. (Photo by Stuart Sundby/

Marshfield (OnFocus) – Hannah Merkel took first on vault and won the all-around as Marshfield defeated Antigo in GNC Gymnastics action, 132.125 to 121.15.

Merkel finished in the top five of all four events for the Tigers.

Sophie Nikolay won the vault for Marshfield.


1. Hanna Merkel (MAR) 33.375
2. Claire Musolff (ANT) 31.775
3. Abby Pietsch (MAR) 31.55

 1. Sophie Nikolay (MAR) 8.9
2. Musloff (ANT) and Alexis Mushel (MAR) 8.8
4. Kim Backaus (MAR) 8.65
5. Merkel (MAR) 8.475

Uneven bars:
1. Merkel (MAR) 8.65
2. Vivian Nikolai (MAR) 7.9
3. Mushel (MAR) 7.85
4. Ellie Jensen (MAR) 7.8

Balance beam:
1. Zarda (ANT) 7.8
2. Pietsch (MAR) 7.65
3. Phoebe Hernandez (MAR) 7.55
4. Merkel (MAR) 7.5
5. Nikolay (MAR) 7.2

Floor exercise:
1. Zarda (ANT) 8.95
2. Mushel (MAR) 8.9
3. Nikolay (MAR) 8.85
4. Merkel (MAR) 8.75
5. Jensen (MAR) 8.7

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]