The Bemidji High School gymnastics team wrapped up its season with one last piece of history on Saturday.
Three Lumberjacks competed at the Class AA state individual and all-around championships at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, and it proved to be the program’s best-ever state showing.
Tatum Offerdahl finished in a tie for 15th on bars with a score of 9.3, the highest-ever place for a BHS gymnast. Lauren Berg followed with a 19th-place showing on vault at 9.475, which stands as the program’s best score at the state level.
Lauren Lundquist also came in 40th on beam with a score of 8.6, while Offerdahl also placed 43rd on vault at 9.1 to round out the BHS results.
The Bemidji High School gymnastics team will look to put a stamp on its historic season on Saturday.
Three Lumberjacks -- Lauren Berg, Lauren Lundquist and Tatum Offerdahl -- are on Minnesota’s brightest stage as individuals competing in the Class AA state meet. In a program that qualified just three gymnasts for state in its first 24 years, the current trio’s efforts have accounted for 11 event appearances in the past three years to make the late-season road trip the norm.
The Class AA state individual and all-around championships commence at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.
Lauren Berg, Lauren Lundquist and Tatum Offerdahl all clinched individual state berths as the Bemidji High School gymnastics team took fourth place at the Section 8AA meet in St. Cloud on Saturday.
This season marks the first time in program history that the Lumberjacks have sent three individuals to state, but it’s the third consecutive year with multiple qualifiers. Lundquist and Offerdahl have both made the trek the past two seasons, while Berg will be making her state debut this time around.
Offerdahl will also be pulling double duty, qualifying on vault and on bars with respective scores of 9.5 and 9.125. Offerdahl is the first gymnast in BHS history to qualify for state in two events in the same season. Berg will join her on vault thanks to her 9.575 score, and Lundquist will compete on beam after her 9.075 mark on Saturday.