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2013-2014 School Year
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2013-2014 Team Photo: Players Names not listed in the 2014 South Yearbook.

The South/Roosevelt gymnastics team hoped the 2013-2014 could build on the success at the end of last season and continue winning, as they did at the Conference Meet.  Coach Gabrielle Stickney and her staff, Rebekah Polland and Sarah Stoven, worked to get the best out of each gymnast.

The season opened with their cross-over series with the St. Paul schools.  Their first opponent was St. Paul Central.  Central won 116.1-100.375.  St. Paul Johnson was the next opponent.  South/Roosevelt performance seemed to go backward at this meet, losing 114.675-84.55.  The team then regrouped, rested during winter break and finished the St. Paul crossover series with Como Park.  The rest did the Tigers good.  They started the new year off with a win, 109.975-101.05.

Before beginning conference play, the Tigers participated in the Farmington Invitational.  The Tigers finished in third place against tough competition.  Farmington won with137.35.  Woodbury, 129.3, South/Roosevelt, 107.4, and Columbia Heights, 103.7, finished off the results.

The Tigers opened the conference season against Washburn.  This would be the defining meet of the season.  South/Roosevelt performed well, but came up short, losing 107.225-102.55.  Close losses defined the conference season.  The team next took on Southwest, and again lost a close meet, 112.075-107.35. 

Before finishing the conference season, the team participated in the Henry Sibley meet.  The Tigers continued working hard, but the results were not good at this meet.  South/Roosevelt finished in fifth place out of six teams.  The only team finishing below South/Roosevelt was the Edison/Henry/North squad.

Coincidentally the Edison/Henry/North team was the final conference opponent. The Tigers knew they would be in for a tough meet since they only finished 0.3 of a point ahead of the northside team. This time, the Tigers finished behind Edison/Henry/North, 95.15-90.8.

The Conference meet continued the Tigers string of bad luck.  They finished in third, slightly ahead of the Edison team.  Senior Irene Hennen was the best Tiger at the meet, finishing sixth All-Around.  She placed fourth in floor exercise, sixth in the vault and seventh in the uneven bars.  Junior Abby Harrison finished sixth in the floor exercise.  No other Tigers finished in the top ten of any event.

The team ended the dismal season at the Region 6AA meet where they finished in last place, scoring 98.325 points.  Wayzata advanced to the State Meet, scoring 148.275 points. 

The JV team finished the season with a 1-5 record.  They finished in fourth place at the Farmington JV meet and third place at the Conference JV meet.