The Tigers hosted their second straight home meet to start their gymnastics season when they welcomed Benson/KMS to Morris on Dec. 8. Benson/KMS has one of the better teams in Class A and came out of Morris with a team victory 136.375-117.375.
Benson/KMS swept all four events against the Tigers, but MAHACA did compete hard to push the Braves as much as they could.
As a team, the Tigers notched a new season high event total on with a bars and floor.
On the bars, the new season high was 24.5 as a team. Kaylin Steen led the way for the Tigers on the bars with a score of 7.25 and a fifth place finish.
On the floor, 31.8 was the new high for the team. Harmony Coverdale led the team with an 8.6 to put her third in the event. Kaylin Steen also scored over eight with an 8.05. Hazel Hall helped out with a new personal best of 7.4.
The vault competition was the closest event for the Tigers against Benson/KMS, falling just short 35.3-33.2 and all five Tigers had scores over eight. Steen led the team with an 8.5, Hazel Hall chipped in with a 8.4 and Heika Hall and Coverdale added 8.15 scores.
On the beam, the team finished with a 27.875 score. Coverdale led the team with a score of 7.4 and placed fifth. Josie Marquart executed a stuck beam routine and had a score of 6.65.
In the all-around competition, Steen led the Tigers with a score of 30.825 and placed third. Coverdale was fourth with a score of 29.85 and Hazel Hall was fifth with a 29.85, which was a new personal best.
“Overall, we were very pleased with the efforts of the Tiger gymnasts. Our scores were consistent from the previous meet, even with varsity having two judges per event at this meet. It was a fun meet for everybody. Personally, I haven’t laughed that much during a meet. A few gymnasts were under the weather, but they did not show it,” head coach Trent Oberg said.