Detroit Lakes handles Park Rapids in season opener

Results from Detroit Lakes gymnastics against Park Rapids.

Detroit Lakes freshman Elsie Ratz caught some tough luck just missing a state qualifying performance on balance beam while completing a top 10 all-around performance in Melrose Saturday, March 20, 2021. Robert Williams / Tribune

The Detroit Lakes gymnastics team is off to a strong start after a 133.05-120.7 win over Park Rapids at home on Tuesday night.

Jerzie Horner paced the Lakers in the floor (9.05) and vault (9.35) routines. She also recorded the top all-around score with a 34.8. Elsie Ratz took second in the all-around with a 32.2. Park Rapids’ Emma Berghuis took third with a score of 30.1.

Kaija Ascenwitz led the Lakers on the beam with an 8.45, while Jordan Ehnert won the bars competition with an 8.3. Detroit Lakes took first in all four events and at least three girls in the top five of each.


DETROIT LAKES VARSITY SCORES- VAULT- 1- Jerzie Horner 9.35; 4- Jordan Ehnert 8.2, T5- Shelby Layman 8.05, T5- Elsie Ratz 8.05, 9- Ava Morrison 7.75; BARS- 1- Ehnert 8.3, T2- Ratz 8.2, T2- Horner 8.2, 4- Morrison 7.95, 6- Layman 7; BEAM- 1- Kaija Aschenwitz 8.45, 2- Ehnert 8.25, 3- Horner 8.2, 4- Addie Aschenwitz 7.85, T6- Ratz; FLOOR- 1- Horner 9.05, 3- Ratz, 4- Skylar Nelson 8.4, 6- Morrison 8, 7- Layman 7.85; ALL-AROUND- 1- Horner 34.8, 2- Ratz 32.2

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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