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Woodbury gymnastics: Royals fall to rival Park

Woodbury senior Maddy Haut competes in the floor exercise for the Royals at the Park Invitational last week. Haut scored an 8.35 in the floor exercise.

The Woodbury gymnastics team competed in a pair of meets last week - a head-to-head match-up against Suburban East Conference foe Park and the Park Invitational at Park High School.

The youthful Royals fell 138.775-129.55 to Park in their dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Woodbury High School, then scored 130.70 to take ninth place at the 10-team Park invite on Saturday.

Against Park, seventh grader Allie Trebesch led the way, taking third-place in the all-around competition with a 34.75 score. Her top score of 9.35 came in the vault. She also scored a 9.0 on the beam and an 8.675 in the floor exercise, which were tops on the team. Woodbury eighth grader Cassie Hanson had the Royals' best score on the bars with a 7.925.

In addition, freshman Maddie Pearson had an 8.65 in the vault, senior Megan George scored an 8.125 on the beam and junior Rose Peterson scored an 8.35 in the floor exercise.

Trebesch and Peterson led the way for Woodbury at the Park invitational in Cottage Grove on Saturday. Trebesch scored a 34.450 in the all-around and Peterson wasn't too far back with a 32.0.

Woodbury scored a 34.3 in the vault, a 31.6 on the bars, a 31.8 on the beam and a 33.0 in the floor exercise.

Trebesch had the team's top score in the meet - in the vault - with a 9.2. Peterson scored an 8.5 in the vault as well. Trebesch had the Royals' top score on the bars (8.250), the beam (8.450) and the floor (8.55). Senior Maddy Haut scored an 8.35 in the floor exercise, Peterson scored an 8.2 in the floor exercise and an 8.15 on the beam and Tessa Halada scored an 8.0 on the uneven bars to help lead the Royals.

The 10-team meet brought in a handful of the state's top teams. No. 2-ranked Roseville won the meet with an eye-popping 148.6 Roseville, the defending Class AA state champion, won the state title last year with a 149.325. Park took second place with a 144.225. The meet also included fifth-ranked Winona, which took third (142.850), sixth-ranked Wayzata (140.875), 12th-ranked Eden Prairie (139.100) and eighth-ranked Stillwater (138.675). Park senior Kasondra Tulloch won the all-around with an impressive 37.650.

Next, Woodbury is at rival East Ridge on Thursday, Jan. 24. The meet starts at 6:30 p.m.