Razor thin margin separates Perham and Detroit Lakes in a battle of top-10 gymnastics teams

Results from Detroit Lakes gymnastics at Perham.

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Ava Morrison competes on the bars during the Jackie Mann invite on Dec. 4, 2021. Detroit Lakes beat Perham 140.7-140.6 on Tuesday night in the first of wo dual meets during the regular season between he two teams. Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

The thinnest of margins separated Detroit Lakes and Perham gymnastics on Tuesday night in the first of two dual meets between the top-10 teams this season.

The Lakers pulled out a 140.7-140.6 on Tuesday night as both teams hit their highest totals of the season. Gabby Whitworth turned in the highest all-around score at 37.0 for Detroit Lakes. Jerzie Horner wasn’t far behind at 35.6 in fourth. Whitworth won the floor routine with a 9.5 and tied for first on the bars with :Perham's Aryanna Myers at 8.75.

Avery McAllister led Perham with an all-around score of 36.3. She won the vault and beam events en route to a second-place all-around total. Brittany Lorentz (35.65) and Myers (34.65) finished third and fifth, respectively.

Prior to Tuesday’s dual meet, Perham came in as the eighth-ranked Class A team, while Detroit Lakes was ninth. The two teams will meet one more time in a dual on Jan. 14 before the postseason. The Section 8A tournament is hosted by Detroit Lakes this year.



TOP 10 DETROIT LAKES FINISHERS- VAULT- 2nd- Jerzie Horner 9.5, 3rd- Gabby Whitworth 9.45, 5th- Hope Hamm 8.6, 10th- Mallory Fischer 8.5; BARS- 2nd- Whitworth 8.75, 3rd- Horner 8.55, 5th- Elsie Ratz 8.3, 9th- Ava Morrison 7.85, 10th- Jordan Ehnert 7.8; BEAM- 3rd- Whitworth 9.25, 4th- Jordan Ehnert 8.85, 5th- Ratz 8.75, 9th- Horner 8.35, 10th Kaija Aschewitz 7.35; FLOOR- 1st- Whitworth 9.55, 4th- Horner 9.2, 6th- Ratz 8.65, 7th- Morrison 8.6, 9th Mamie Hunter 7.9

TOP 10 PERHAM FINISHERS- VAULT- 1st- Avery McAllister 9.7, 4th- Cialyn Greisen 9, 6th- Brittany Lorentz 8.55, 7th- Aryanna Myers 8.5, 10th Gracie Morris 8.2; BARS- 1st- Myers 8.75, 4th- Lorentz 8.45, 6th- Greisen 8.2, 9th- McAllister 7.55, 10th- Ellse Reuter; BEAM- 1st- McAllister 9.55, 2nd- Lorentz 9.3, 6th- Myers 8.6, 7th- Steph Bernstetter 6.6, 8th- Gracie Morris- 8.55; FLOOR- 2nd- McAllister 9.5, 3rd- Lorentz 9.35, 5th- Myers 8.8, 8th- Greisen 8.2, 10- Morris 7.85

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Gracie Morris huge Avery McAllister after McAllister's vault routine at the Jackie Mann invite on Dec. 4, 2021 at The Hive. McAllister helped lead Perham to a 140.7-140.6 win over Detroit Lakes on Tuesday night. Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune

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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