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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


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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