Banquet- POSTPONED —

Hey Families-

It breaks my heart to share with you that our Banquet has to be cancelled for tonight. Due to Coronavirus – The Minnesota Department of Health is recommending social distancing and limiting social gatherings. With that-  the school district has decided to cancel all events with large group gatherings including our banquet. I’m so sorry- I know we were all looking forward to it.
We hope to reschedule- but in the meantime- here is some of the information and celebrations I would’ve shared with you tonight!

Message from Coach Jen:

This year- as every year does, has so many highlights!  First off — I want to start by thanking everyone who is a part of this team. Thank you to the gymnasts who worked tirelessly every week throughout the season. Thank you for trusting us as your coaches and supporting each other. We really came together as a family this year and it was so special to be a part of. Thank you to the parents and family members who continually support your daughters. I appreciate you getting them to practice, to meets, providing meals and overall helping our team be our best! Finally thank you to the other coaches. You guys were so incredible this season! You all bring so much energy, passion and dedication to this team- I couldn’t do this without any of you! 

I always like to highlight the amount of growth these girls have made over the course of the season. Our season is only 4 months long and it always amazes me what the girls accomplish in the short time. This year our JV started out the season with 90.7 as a team score and not a full line up. We ended the season with a 109.75 — and a full line up of routines. They had a 20 point gain over the course of the season!  Varsity started out the season with a team score of 115.5 – we finished the year with a team high score of 123.5! Both teams finished 3rd in the conference! We had many girls set their personal bests with scores, learn new skills and compete them.

Every girl on this team demonstrated growth in more ways than one! I feel that I can speak for all the coaches when I say we are so incredibly grateful for this team. Each year we learn and grow together and it brings so much joy to each of us! The girls demonstrated resilience and perseverance each and every week.  You worked towards your goals, and many of you accomplished many of those goals. You all came together as a team and authentically supported, encouraged and celebrated one another’s accomplishments. The coaches and I couldn’t be more proud. Thank you for a wonderful season!




All Conference and All Conference Honorable Mention

The Metro East Conference coaches keep track of all the scores for the season for each team. At the end of our season, we gather and look at which athletes have the top scores on each event and all around for All Conference, and All-Conference honorable mention. You can get both awards, but you only get each award once. The goal is to recognize as many athletes within our conference as possible.

      • All Conference- Honorable Mention Award— 
        • Madeline Kephart — All Around
        • Anna Beniek — Vault
        • Maddie Sura– Bars
        • Ava Warford — Beam
      • All Conference
        • Anna Beniek — Floor
        • Marin Awada — Beam

Academic Awards-  

This is an area that we excelled at this year! We have so many girls to recognize for their academics and hard work in the classroom and the gym! As I talked about highlights earlier, this is a major highlight, and this is something that is just as important to celebrate as anything else if not more. These girls put in long hours each day and it takes hard work and determination to excel in both these areas!

Spotlight on Scholarship awards- This is an award given to 9th-12th graders for their GPA’s of 3.0 or higher- 

        • Ava
        • Maddie Sura
        • Marin
        • Haley
        • Kira
        • Hadley
        • Anna

Section Academic Awards

The Section Academic Awards are for a group of athletes whose GPA contributed to our Team Section GPA. Each year we have to submit 60% of our roster for the Section 3AA academic awards. 

Our team GPA for 2020 was: 3.75 – These girls GPA’s were included in average. 

    • Anna 
    • Ruby
    • Ava
    • Alexis
    • Haley
    • Maddie Sura
    • Madeline Kephart
    • Kira
    • Reese
    • Taylor

Varsity Letter Awards- 

Varsity Letters are given to girls who have competed on the Varsity roster in at least 5 competitions throughout our season. 

        • Anna
        • Marin
        • Madeline Kephart
        • Maddie Sura
        • Hadley Witham
        • Haley Redding
        • Ava Warford
        • Kira DuPaul

ATHLETE AWARDS  — These awards were voted on by the gymnasts–

Rookie of the Year: Madeline Kephart

Most Improved Player:  Marin Awada

Most Valuable PlayerAnna Beniek


Congratulations to everyone! Again- I can’t tell you how proud I am of everyone and this team. I love coaching you girls and am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful team!!


Sections 2020 – Friday February 14th!

Sections is this Friday February 14th, 2020 at East Ridge High School! We will all be each others Valentines! It will be the last meet as a team for this season!

Here are some details to help you plan accordingly —

  • Only girls competing will get out of school early. The bus will leave Sibley at 1:30pm
  • We will be picking up food for the girls to eat before the meet –
  • TIMES–
    • 2:30- Pre-Meet warm ups/stretching begin
    • 5:20 – MARCH IN

Normally our meets have started at 6pm, so please note the start time of 5:30pm. Just as a heads up, this is a big meet as it determines state participation for teams and individuals. There are always a lot of people attending and parking can be busy.

Girls who are not competing in the meet need to sit in the spectator section of the meet. They are not allowed on the competition floor with the competitors. This is a 3AA Section Meet Rule.

East Ridge High School Address: 4200 Pioneer Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129

If you have any questions- let me know!! Excited for a fun meet to end the season!

Happy Handstands!!
~ Coach Jen



Varsity Conference Success!

The Varsity Team had their conference championships on 2/6/20! The girls had a very successful night and wrapped up the 2020 Conference season on a high note!  The team took 3rd place with a team score of 122.175!

Individual highlights include:

  • Madeline Kephart took 8th on Vault, 10th on Bars, 10th on Floor, and 5th place All Around
  • Anna Beniek took 9th on Vault
  • Marin Awada took 4th on Beam and 8th on Floor

The Varsity girls will wrap up their season at the Section Meet on Friday February 14th held at East Ridge High School!

Here are a few photos from Varsity Conference!

Senior Rose Ceremony with Anna and Madyn



JV Conference Success!

The JV Team had their conference championships on 2/4/20! The girls had a fabulous night and ended their season on a high note! The team took 3rd place with a team score of 109.75! Henry Sibley hosted and I am so thankful for everyone’s help to make the night run smoothly!!

Individual highlights include:

  • Hadley Witham took 10th place on Vault
  • Maddy Wall took 10th place on Bars, 7th on Beam and 5th Place All Around
  • Alexis Ramirez took 8th on Beam
  • Maddie Sura took 8th on Floor

We have Varsity Conference on Thursday!!

Here are some pictures from JV Conference —



Busy weeks Ahead!

Hey Everyone-

First off — huge CONGRATS to our team last week! They had a fabulous dual meet against North St. Paul. The girls hit a season team high of 123! All the girls did beautifully and we are so proud! We are excited to see what this week brings!

Few highlights —  Senior Anna Beniek placed 2nd on Vault and Floor and 3rd on Beam. Freshman Marin Awada placed 3rd on Vault and 2nd on Beam. Sophomore Haley Redding took 3rd on Bars and Floor. Sophomore Kira Dupaul placed 1st on Bars, Beam and Floor along with being the top all around finisher of the night!


This week —

Last Dual meet vs. Tartan- January 30th– Home — 6pm – SENIOR NIGHT!

We will celebrate our Seniors Madyn and Anna

Next Week

February 3rd — Last practice day for JV

February 4th — JV Conference — @ Sibley — Meet starts at 6pm

February 5th — Practice — Varsity Only — 3:45-5:30pm

February 6th — VARSITY conference @ North St. Paul. Bus will leave Sibley at 2:30pm. Meet starts at 6pm

February 7th — No Practice

Following week

February 10th- 13th — Practice — Varsity only—  3:45-5:30pm

February 14th — SECTIONS at East Ridge High School — Bus will leave Sibley at 1:30pm



Team Banquet — Thursday, March 12th at Cherokee Tavern