ST. CLOUD — Brainerd Warrior gymnasts Izzy Olson and Brenna Deason advanced to the state tournament on Saturday, Feb 15, at the Section 8-2A Tournament.
Olson finished third overall in the all-around competition with a score of 36.625.
Deason finished in fifth place on the vault and second in the floor routine. Olson and Deason will advance individually in each of those categories.
As a team the Warriors finished third in the eight-team field. Sartell-St. Stephen took the top spot to advance to the state tournament.
Olson placed third in the all-around including a career high 9.175 on the bars. Deason finished in eighth place in the all-around and Brooke Jones with a seventh place finish and a career high of 8.975 on the bars.
The Warrior team also received the Gold Academic Award with a team GPA of 3.85.
Senior academic honors went to Selisker, Jones, Eden Worden and Helen Knudson.
Team Scores: 1-Sartell-St. Stephen 146.85, 2-St. Cloud Tech 143.3, 3-Brainerd 142.375, 4-Bemidji 142.175, 5-Buffalo 136.35, 6-Sauk Rapids-Rice 134.55, 7-Alexandria 133.75, 8-Moorhead 126.475
Vault: 1-Taylar Schaefer (SCT) 9.7, 5-Brenna Deason (9.425), 8-Izzy Olson (B) 9.25, 14-Ellie Selisker (B) 9.05, 18T-Brooklyn Jones (B) 8.95, 33-Kenna Smith (B) 8.55
Uneven parallel bars: 1- Ali Boschee (SSS) 9.575, 5-Izzy Olson (B) 9.175, 7-Brooklyn Jones (B) 8.975, 15-Brenna Deason (B) 8.4, 19-Elle Bruggeman (B) 8.125, 23-Josie Harguth (7.925)
Balance beam: 1-Taylar Schaefer (SCT) 9.15, 12-Izzy Olson (B) 8.95, 22-Kenna Smith (B) 8.575, 24-Josie Harguth (B) 8.525, 27-Maddy Sedlachek (B) 8.45, 31-Brenna Deason (B) 8.1
Floor exercise: 1-Marley Michaud (SSS) 9.475, 2-Brenna Deason (B) 9.4, 4-Izzy Olson (B) 9.25, 11-Ellie Selisker (B) 8.975, 15-Kenna Smith (B) 8.9, 22-Brooklyn Jones (B) 8.675
All-around: 1-Taylar Schaefer (SCT) 37.275, 3-Izzy Olson (B) 36.625, 8-Brenna Deason (B) 35.325.
Next: Brainerd at the State Tournament Feb. 21-22 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium.