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Gymnasts start season with win

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Mavis Fodness

Luverne gymnasts started the 2022-23 season at home Thursday night, Dec. 1, with a clear win over the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers.
The Cardinals posted a 126.075 to 119.575 victory.
Coach Phoebe Flom is relieved to have the first meet end with a win.
“We got the first-meet jitters out of the way,” she said. “The next one will go better.”
Those jitters led to missed connections on the balance beam and passes on the floor exercise.
Flom said she expects scores to be higher at the next meet.
“There were many rule changes that even the judges were interpreting differently and came to find out were wrong,” she said.
The Cardinals take on the reigning conference champions, Worthington Trojans, Tuesday night, Dec. 6, in Worthington.
As a team, Luverne posted the top scores against the Buccaneers in all four events with 35.175 on vault, 29.475 (uneven bars), 29.35 (balance beam) and 32.075 (floor exercise).
On the same events BEA posted 34.025, 27.025, 27.175 and 31.35 respectively.
Individually, Luverne sophomore Ella Reisdorfer topped the all-around with a 34.3 followed by BEA’s Addison Armstrong, 33.275. Luverne’s Amira Cowell was third, 31.125.
Reisdorfer also topped the podium on the vault 9.075, uneven bars 8.325 and balance beam 8.250. BEA’s Armstrong won the floor exercise with an 8.9.
Cardinals placing in the Top 10 included:
•vault: Kianna Winter, second, 8.775; Kendra Thorson, fifth, 8.675; Cowell, eighth, 8.550.
•uneven bars: Cowell, second, 7.975; Hailey Como, sixth, 6.650; Reagan Gangestad, seventh, 6.525, Addyson Mann, eighth, 6.150.
•balance beam: Winter, third, 7.5; Thorson, fifth, 7.45; Mann, sixth, 6.6; Cowell, seventh, 6.35.
•floor exercise: Reisdorfer, second, 8.65; Cowell, third, 8.250; Winter, fourth, 8.1; Como, seventh, 7.075; and Mann, ninth, 6.85.
Luverne’s junior varsity gymnasts won the meet over BEA, 111.4 to 93.55.
Individual stats:
All-around: Reisdorfer 34.3, Cowell 31.125.
Vault: Reisdorfer 9.075, Winter 8.775, Thorson 8.675, Como 8.65, Cowell 8.55
Uneven bars: Reisdorfer 8.325, Cowell 7.975, Como 6.65, Gangestad 6.525, Mann 6.15
Balance beam: Reisdorfer 8.25, Winter 7.5, Thorson 7.0, Mann 6.6, Cowell 6.35
Floor exercise: Reisdorfer 8.65, Cowell 8.25, Winter 8.1, Como 7.075, Mann 6.85

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