Todd C. Clark, Director of Communications, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
The 51st Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Gymnastics State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 27. Junior Lorisa Shatrawka of River Valley/Barneveld will compete at Elite Performance Gymnastics in La Crosse, Wis., under Division 2, which will be hosted by Onalaska High School. Both divisions will be conducted in two sessions. The first is scheduled to begin at noon with the second session to follow at 5 p.m.
Division 2 notebook
Two former champions are returning to competition this season. Senior Addie Gallun of Whitefish Bay is a previous champion in three individual events and the all-around. She is a three-time champion in the uneven bars in pursuit of becoming just the second gymnast in State history to win four championships on the uneven bars. Gallun is attempting to win her third all around title, which has been accomplished by only two other gymnasts. She is also the defending champion in the vault, and finished sixth last season in the floor exercise after winning gold in the event in 2019. Gallun could also contend for the balance beam crown after finishing runner-up the past two seasons. Shatrawka of River Valley/Barneveld looks to return to championship form in the balance beam. She qualifies this year after winning the title in record-setting fashion in 2019 and slipping to 18th in the event last year. However, the event should be hotly contested with three of the top six finishers from last year returning for another shot at the title, including Gallun, and her junior teammate from Whitefish Bay, Anneh Britz, who placed third last year and fourth in 2019. Senior Autumn Tiede of River Falls is back after placing sixth in 2020. Shatrawka will also be competing in the uneven bars.
The top two teams from the four sectionals (eight in all), the first five gymnasts in individual events, and the first five gymnasts in all-around qualify for the State meet in both Division 1 and Division 2. The State championship will be individual competition that will be conducted concurrently with the team tournament rotation in vaulting, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Only the four individual events count toward the team standings. The all around competition is conducted only as an individual event. Results can be found at: www.wiaawi.org/Sports/Winter/Gymnastics
Championships streamed live
All events of the State Gymnastics Championships will be streamed live and can be viewed with a subscription to the NFHS Network. To purchase a subscription to the live programming for only $10.99 per month, log-on to www.wiaa.tv or www.nfhsnetwork.com and click on the subscription button in the header of the page. Archived streams of the sessions will be available on demand on www.nfhsnetwork.com 72 hours after the tournament.
River Valley-Barneveld gymnastics team is coached by Julie Kuhse (Head Coach), Brianna Bindl and Jessica Gilbert.
UPDATE: SHATRAWSKA WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
River Valley-Barneveld gymnast Lorisa Shatrawka, won the State Champion on the Balance Beam at the Wisconsin State Gymnastics Meet Feb. 27. Lorisa was also the State Runner-Up on the Uneven Bars!
This is Lorisa’s 2nd state championship on the Balance Beam, having won the event in 2019.
Full results are available on the WIAA site: https://www.wiaawi.org/Sports/Winter/Gymnastics/Tournament