GYMNASTICS: Bemidji Aerials land 2 first-place winners at Snowflake Flip
Two Bemidji Aerials finished atop the podium for their respective divisions as the Bemidji Gymnastics Club hosted its annual Snowflake Flip on Jan. 15 at the Gym Bin.
BEMIDJI – Two Bemidji Aerials finished atop the podium for their respective divisions as the Bemidji Gymnastics Club hosted its annual Snowflake Flip on Jan. 15 at the Gym Bin.
In her age group, Platinum Aerial Ava Phrakonkham finished first on vault and second on all other events to earn a first-place all-around finish with a score of 37.1.
Silver Bemidji Aerial Natalie Remer finished in first place in all-around competition among all Silvers Xcel gymnasts, finishing with a score of 36.325 and earning a second-place finish on the uneven bars.
The Silver Aerials also earned first place as a team, edging out Grand Rapids with a score of 109.150 to 108.350.
Bemidji gymnasts who placed in the top half of all competitors included Avri Bensen, who finished in fifth place all-around with a 35.625, Carol Chance (12th, 35.05), Aaliyah Wellcome (15th, 34.8), Jasminh Phonethep (16th, 34.775) and Bella Olson (17th, 34.675).
Also competing were Hailey Lundy (34.375), Claire Eastman (34.275), Aydah Fultz (34.125), Bella Hagman (33.725), Jackie Nicoson (33.7), Lydia Dauksavage (33.650), Elizabeth Relay (33.1), Paisley Workman (32.4) and Braelyn Holmgren (31.125).
Lola Wesley led the Gold Aerials with an all-around score of 34.750, qualifying for the state competition this spring. Ava Burk earned a 33.775; Brooklyn Roff a 32.550; and Eliana Frank a 32.175.
Among Platinum Xcel gymnasts, Aerie Hill and Adrian Williams both finished with a 33.250 in all-around, as Hill tied for second on vault in her age group. Elliana Ekre earned a 32.8 all-around, while Ella Dahl scored a 30.675 and Samantha Buxton a 30.350.