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MEGA gymnastics teams have strong showing at state

The MEGA Gymnastics team had a strong showing at the South Dakota youth meet over the weekend at the Corn Palace. In team competitions, MEGA finished second in the Xcel Platinum division with 70.600 points and took third in Level 8 with 104.075 p...

Addyson Moody, a 9-year old, competes on the beam as her teammates and coaches watch during session IV of the South Dakota USA Gymnastics State Meet on Saturday at the Corn Palace. For results of the competition, see Page B2. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Addyson Moody, a 9-year old, competes on the beam as her teammates and coaches watch during session IV of the South Dakota USA Gymnastics State Meet on Saturday at the Corn Palace. For results of the competition, see Page B2. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The MEGA Gymnastics team had a strong showing at the South Dakota youth meet over the weekend at the Corn Palace.

In team competitions, MEGA finished second in the Xcel Platinum division with 70.600 points and took third in Level 8 with 104.075 points. A total of 12 clubs and 570 gymnasts from around the state competed at the three-day meet.

In the Xcel Platinum division, Tessa Allen took second place in all-around with a score of 36.650, while Maddison Lord finished in fifth with a score of 33.950.

Kaylee Bauder placed third in the Level 8 Jr. B division with an all-around score of 35.375. Kyra Gropper finished sixth (33.425) and Alyssa Hughes took seventh (32.350). At the Level 8 Sr. A division, Gracie Gzowski placed fifth (34.375) and Erica Zell took second (34.000) in the Level 8 Sr. B division.

Joslin Sommerville won the Level 6 age 11 division with an all-around score of 36.950. Sidney Malde took third (36.175), Emerson Smith finished ninth (34.675), Alyse Myers placed 10th (34.150) and Aubrey Gelderman finished 12th (33.325). At Level 6 age 13, Emily Moody placed second (36.250), Sara Mauszycki finished third (36.200) and Lara Windstrom took eighth (35.175). Harley Goldammer placed 11th (34.325) in Level 6 age 12 and Kyanna Gropper finished eighth (35.625) at Level 6 age 9-10.

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In the Xcel Silver age 10 division, Ella Small finished fifth with an all-around score of 36.525, while at the age 11 division, Cameron Styer took second (37.150).

At the Level 7 11 and under division, Bentley Bates took second with a score of 37.650. Olivia Prunty finished ninth (36.075) and Katelyn Maeschen took 10th (35.725). In ages 12-13, Emma Maeschen placed seventh (33.925) and Chelsey Mohr took 12th (32.675) at age 14 and older.

Abby Helleloid finished third (34.300) at the Level 4 age 7-9 division, while Matteah Graves finished seventh (33.625). At Level 4 age 10, Keyana Kelley placed eighth (35.025), Taziah Hawkins finished 11th (34.150), Emma Hegg placed 12th (33.675) and McKenna Auch took 13th (33.500).

In the Level 3 age 8 division, Kya Bannwarth placed third (37.375), Elliott Smith finished in eighth (36.425) and Ava Prunty took 13th (35.650). In the age 9 division, Madilyn Cooper took sixth (36.700) and Addyson Moody placed eighth (36.475), while Audrey Miller placed 13th (36.200) and Rory Juhnke placed 15th (36.050) at the age 10 division.

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