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L-R: Carly Petersen, Mikaela Eickschen and Kelsi Vomacka, three seniors, are the backbone of the Perham gymnastics team seeking their eighth straight state championship.

All gain, never mind the pain

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Winning state championships in gymnastics seven consecutive years seems improbable but it is a stark reality for three seniors chasing the eighth.

Kelsi Vomacka, Mikaela Eickschen and Carly Petersen spearhead a young team and lead by example. This year, they are in charge.

"We have a lot more responsibility and control over the team. We have to be leaders 100 percent of the time," Vomacka said.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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