The Perham Yellowjacket gymnastics team put up their season best score when they traveled to Detroit Lakes to take on the two-time defending Class A Champion, Detroit Lakes Lakers, on Dec. 20.

While it was the best score of the season for the Yellowjackets, it wasn’t enough to overcome the state’s top gymnastics team. The Lakers edged out the Yellowjackets, 146.25-139.9. The contest gave the Yellowjackets another bench mark for where they hope to be at the end of the season.

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Detroit Lakes’ Jackson Hegg won the all-around competition. She finished with a 36.6 for top honors. She was followed by Cora Okeson in second with a 36.5. Jada Olsen continued her strong start to the season, recording a 36.05 for third place. Sydney Bahls finished fourth, earning a 35.05.

The Yellowjackets were strong on vault, finishing with a 36.0. It was their highest score of the four apparatuses during the meet. Bahls led the way for the Yellowjackets, recording a 9.6. Olsen finished with a 9.3, while Dena Fischer recorded an 8.65, followed by Lindsey Soule’s 8.45.

The Yellowjackets earned a 35.7 on the floor, led by Bahls. She recorded a 9.2 for the Yellowjackets. Olsen was right behind, earning a 9.05. Fischer finished with an 8.9, while Carly Breitenfeldt recorded an 8.55.

Perham picked up a 34.15 on the uneven bars with Breitenfeldt leading the way with a 9.1. Olsen followed with an 8.85, while Fischer recorded an 8.55. Soule finished with a 7.65 on the event.

The Yellowjackets lowest score came on the beam. Olsen tied for first overall with Okeson. Both competitors recorded an 8.85. Bahls followed in a tie for third place with Emma Disse. Bahls ended with an 8.7.  Fischer finished with an 8.35, while Breitenfeldt closed out with an 8.15.

The Yellowjackets return to action on Jan. 7, when they compete at the Princeton Invitational. The next dual meet for Perham will be on Jan. 10 against Willmar in Willmar.

Perham 139.9

Detroit Lakes 146.25


Jackson Hegg, DL, 36.6

Cora Okeson, DL, 36.5

Jada Olsen, PER, 36.05

Sydney Bahls, PER, 35.05

Dena Fischer, PER, 34.45

Carly Breitenfeldt, PER, 34.1

Perham Results


Sydney Bahls, PER, 9.2

Jada Olsen, PER, 9.05

Dena Fischer, PER, 8.9

Carly Breitenfeldt, PER, 8.55

Kassidy Kovar, PER, 8.2


Carly Breitenfeldt, PER, 9.1

Jada Olsen, PER, 8.85

Dena Fischer, PER, 8.55

Lindsey Soule, PER, 7.65

Sydney Bahls, PER, 7.55


Jada Olsen, PER, 8.85

Sydney Bahls, PER, 8.7

Dena Fischer, PER, 8.35

Carly Breitenfeldt, PER, 8.15

Lindsey Soule, PER, 6.75


Sydney Bahls, PER, 9.6

Jada Olsen, PER, 9.3

Dena Fischer, PER, 8.65

Lindsey Soule, PER, 8.45

Carly Breitenfeldt, PER, 8.3