|1/14/2022 12:55:00 PM|
Stipe has record-setting week facing tough competition
Chisago Lakes had some of their best scores of the year last week in gymnastics, but it didn’t do them much good in the win-loss column as they were competing against the third ranked team in the state in Big Lake in one meet, and competing at the Big Lake Invitational in the other.
“Big Lake has very high skill levels and are a top-ranked team,” Head Coach Brett Kjos said. “They are fun to watch.”
Claudia Stipe really had her best performance of the year, as she tied for the win in the all around with a score of 36.625, and it was right near her personal record. She did set PR’s on the balance beam and the floor exercise.
“Addy Griffin had a great meet, making her varsity debut on vault and set PR's on both varsity bars and beam,” Kjos said. “And Chelsea Stipe set new PR’s on beam and floor. It was great to see these two seventh graders continue to improve their routines and skills as the season has progressed.”
CL’s vault portion of the event was their closest to Big Lake. The Wildcats ended up losing 141.750-129.350.
Big Lake Invite
After hosting Big Lake on Thursday, January 6, the Wildcats returned the favor, traveling to the Hornets’ home gym on Saturday, January 8 for the Big Lake Invite.
The Wildcats set another season high score with 131.4, but at an invite featuring Class AA schools and super talented Class A teams, CL finished sixth out of seven varsity teams. Big Lake won the event with a score of 147.1, seven points clear of second place Monticello.
Claudia Stipe placed third in the all around, breaking her personal best with a 36.9. She tired for third on vault, third on bars, third on floor and fifth on beam.
“It was a great meet overall for Claudia,” Kjos said. “It is great that she is still setting PR's during her senior season. All of that hard work is paying off.”