Perham gymnasts win second consecutive section title

Yellowjackets move on to defend Class A state title Friday, March 26

Jada Olsen performs her gold medal floor exercise routine on her way to capturing the Section 8A all-around championship while leading the Perham Yellowjackets to a second straight state berth Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Melrose high school. Robert Williams / Tribune

For the second consecutive year, the Perham Yellowjackets claimed the Section 8A gymnastics title, edging out Melrose and Detroit Lakes to advance to the Class A state tournament. The Jackets will defend their state title Friday, March 26, at Champlin Park High School.

Individually, Perham senior Jada Olsen was the Section 8A All Around champion, with a score of 36.85. She will also defend her individual All Around state title. Olsen also took first in the uneven bars with a score of 9.50 and the floor with a score of 9.45.

Avery McAllister took first in the vault with a score of 9.50 and third in the beam with a score of 8.90, so she will participate in those individual events at state. Additionally, Brittney Lorentz advances to state in the vault, in which she placed sixth with a score of 9.20, and the bars, in which she placed fifth with a score of 9.05.

Section 8A Team Results


1 Perham 143.975

2 Melrose 143.150

3 Detroit Lakes 141.00

4 Fergus Falls 134.025

5 Little Falls 127.150

6 Park Rapids 126.225

7 Morris Area 118.825

8 Long Prairie 103.950


Perham Individual Results (* denotes state entrant)

Vault Team Score 36.975

1 Avery McAllister 9.50*

2 Jada Olsen 9.475*

6 Brittney Lorentz 9.20*

10 Cailyn Greisen 8.80

27 Amber Teberg 8.20

Uneven Bars Team Score 35.325


1 Jada Olsen 9.50*

5 Brittney Lorentz 9.05*

8 Aryanna Myers 8.625

11 Cailyn Greisen 8.15

20 Avery McAllister 7.70

Beam Team Score 34.70

3 Avery McAllister 8.90*

6 Aryanna Myers 8.775

8 Gracie Morris 8.60

13 Jada Olsen 8.425

20 Brittney Lorentz 8.00

Floor Team Score 36.975

1 Jada Olsen 9.45*

6 Avery McAllister 9.30

7 Brittney Lorentz 9.275

16 Aryanna Myers 8.95

22 Cailyn Greisen 8.45

All Around

1 Jada Olsen 36.85*

4 Brittney Lorentz 35.525

5 Avery McAllister 35.40

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