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Gymnasts stay perfect on season

Members of the Hudson gymnastics team pose with the first place trophy after winning the Henry Sibley Invitational Saturday, Jan. 19, in Mendota Heights. Photo courtesy of Katie Beaupre

The Raider gymnastics team won another invitational Saturday, Jan. 19, taking first place at the Henry Sibley Invitational in Mendota Heights with a season-high score of 140.25.

The Raiders have now won all four invitationals they've competed in this year to go along with a 4-0 record in Big Rivers Conference dual meets. They visited Rice Lake Tuesday, Jan. 22, and will wrap up the regular season with a home dual against Menomonie Thursday, Jan. 31 before the BRC Tournament Saturday, Feb. 16, at Chippewa Falls.

Last Saturday at Henry Sibley, freshman Ava Jensen paced Hudson by winning the all-around title with a total score of 36.0. She also took first on the vault with a 9.4, second on balance beam with a 9.25 and fourth on floor with a 8.95.

Caroline Erickson won the floor exercise with a score 9.2 while placing third on vault with 9.05, and third on bars with a 8.75. Erickson finished third in the all-around with a total of 35.0.

Paige Hillman posted a season-high score of 9.55 to take first on the uneven bars while Amber Robey took third place on the beam with 9.15 and Ava Wilbur was third on the floor with 9.0.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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