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FOUR IN A ROW! Gymnastics team extends dynasty at state

State champs pose with their fourth trophy and banner in a row

4-PEAT!!!! The Elizabeth High School gymnastics team won its fourth Class 4A championship in a row on Friday in Thornton, setting a new all-time team high score (which broke the record set just last week at regionals) with 182.025 team points.

All six seniors –  Bethany Breikss, Samantha Davidson, Emme Dunn, Sydney Kissinger, Madison Montoya and Mira Wolitzky – qualified for event finals on Saturday. 

Every gymnast on the current team has ended the season as a state champion for her entire time in high school. The Cardinals have now won state titles in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2012, 2010 and 2009. That’s eight titles in 13 years under Head Coach Stacey Folmar. 

Here are the team scores from Friday, followed by individual scores on Saturday. All scores and photos courtesy of Laura Kissinger. 

 

CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

TEAM SCORES – Nov. 4, 2022

1st Elizabeth 182.025 (NEW season high score as well as highest score in team history)

2nd Palmer Ridge 177.275

3rd Niwot 176.525

4th Evergreen 176.325

5th Standley Lake 173.725 

 

ALL AROUND (this comes from team finals)

3rd Madison Montoya 37.0

4th Bethany Breikss 36.9

5th Sydney Kissinger 36.65

21st Bria Hundley 34.6

 

PRELIMINARIES - top 15 qualify 

 

VAULT

1st Bethany Breikss 9.725

3rd Madison Montoya 9.475

8th Sydney Kissinger 9.4

12th Samantha Davidson 9.175

 

BARS

3rd Bethany Breikss 9.4

5th Sydney Kissinger 9.1

8th Madison Montoya 9.0

 

BEAM

4th Emme Dunn 9.1 

6th Mira Wolitzky 9.05

8th Madison Montoya 8.975

10th Sydney Kissinger 8.85

 

FLOOR

1st Madison Montoya 9.55

4th Sydney Kissinger 9.3

12th Bethany Breikss 9.2

15th Mira Wolitzky 9.1

The six seniors on the gymnastics team pose with their fourth trophy in a row

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENT FINALS – Saturday, Nov. 5

(all six seniors qualified for event finals)

VAULT

2nd Bethany Breikss 9.65

3rd Sydney Kissinger 9.6

8th Madison Montoya 9.3

13th Samantha Davidson

 

BARS

2nd Bethany Breikss 9.475

6th Sydney Kissinger 9.25

8th Madison Montoya 9.075

 

BEAM

3rd Sydney Kissinger 9.25

8th Madison Montoya 8.6

11th Mira Wolitzky

13th Emme Dunn

 

FLOOR

2nd Madison Montoya 9.55

5th Sydney Kissinger 9.35

7th Bethany Breikss 9.25

13th Mira Wolitzky

 

The six senior gymnasts as their coaches pose after individual competition at state