The Owatonna High School gymnastics team makes its nearly annual trip to the state meet this weekend. For the sixth time in seven years OHS will compete in the team competition which will be held Friday, February 18 at 11 am. The meet is back into the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul after a stop over at a Twin Cities high school last year due to spectator limits due to the pandemic.

Here are FIVE FACTS Owatonna fans should know for the meet.

THIRD PLACE IS A CHARM

Owatonna has finished third at state in four straight appearances in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. Northfield went to state from Section 1AA in 2020...and finished third.

SCHEDULE

Class AA competes Friday, February 18 beginning at 11 am. The Huskies open on the balance beam. Coach Evan Moe says the team can set the standard on the event with strong performances. Hear a full interview with the coach below.

OHS gymnastics coach Evan Moe

The Huskies have their strongest event, according to Moe, with the floor exercise second. OHS came close to a state record with the 38.550 score they posted during the Big Nine Conference meet.

MEET THE TEAM

Below are interviews with the four gymnasts who have qualified for the individual portion of state on Saturday, February 19 at 11 am plus lone senior Janessa Moore.

Averie Roush

Emma Johnson

Kaitlyn Cobban

Jozie Johnson

Janessa Moore

FANS

Fans are welcome to attend tournaments this winter. Ticket sales will start at 10 am for Class AA Friday morning. You can also purchase tickets online. Go here for more information. Tickets for the state gymnastics meet are general admission.

Only clear bags or small clutch purses are allowed into Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Diaper or medical bags are allowed, but may be searched.

Masks are required to be worn inside.

TOURNAMENT PROGRAM

The Minnesota State High School League shifted to online programs recently. If you don't want to have to scroll through your phone for the schedule and team details, review the tournament program here and print off what you need.

Masks are required at all times indoors according to the Minnesota State High School League tournament information guide.

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