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MARSHFIELD GYMNASTICS OPENS SEASON WITH WIN AT RHINELANDER TRIANGULAR


The Marshfield gymnastics team warms up before its meet at Rhinelander on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

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RHINELANDER – The Marshfield gymnastics team opened its 2020-21 season with a win at the Rhinelander Gymnastics Triangular on Saturday.


Hanna Merkel won the uneven bars (8.6) and the all-around (32.95) for the Tigers, who finished with 129.475 points. Wisconsin Rapids was second with 123.3 and Rhinelander third with 115.925.


Alexis Mushel won the floor exercise (8.575) and Sophie Nikolay took first in the vault (8.8) for Marshfield.


Mekel also finished second in the floor (8.5), and Mushel was second in both the vault (8.7) and the uneven bars (7.9) for the Tigers.


Marshfield will open its Great Northern Conference Large Division season Thursday at Wisconsin Rapids. The Tigers’ home opener is Dec. 21 against Antigo.


Rhinelander Gymnastics Triangular

Team scores: 1. Marshfield 129.475; 2. Wisconsin Rapids 123.3; 3. Rhinelander 115.925.

All-around: 1. Hanna Merkel (MAR) 32.95; 2. Ellie Jensen (MAR) 30.85; 3. Lilli Bishop (RH) 30.725; 4. McKenzie Schuld (WR) 29.95; 5. Bridget Koser (RH) 29.75.

Balance beam: 1. Tyla Weidman (WR) 7.7; 2. Jade Scholl (MAR) 7.65; 3. Merkel (MAR) 7.6; 4. Sophie Nikolay (MAR) 7.55; 5. Alexa Lukes (RH) 7.45; 12. Phoebe Hernandez (MAR) 6.7; 13. Jensen (MAR) 6.6.

Floor exercise: 1. Alexis Mushel (MAR) 8.575; 2. Merkel (MAR) 8.5; 3. Nikolay (MAR) 8.35; 4. Bishop (RH) 8.325; 5. Destinee Steinhafel (WR) 8.3; 6. Jensen (MAR) 8.2; 11. Hernandez (MAR) 7.45.

Vault: 1. Nikolay (MAR) 8.8; 2. Mushel (MAR) 8.7; 3. Kim Backaus (MAR) 8.6; 4. Schuld (WR) 8.5; 5. Weidman (WR) 8.45; 7. Merkel (MAR) 8.25; 9. Jensen (MAR) 8.2.

Uneven bars: 1. Merkel (MAR) 8.6; 2. Mushel (MAR) 7.9; 3. Jensen (MAR) 7.85; 4. Morgan Benedict (WR) 7.8; 5. Steinhafel (WR) 7.7; 6. Solenne Lonsdale (MAR) 7.65; 12. Vivian Nikolai (MAR) 6.75.

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