Head coach: Christina Jacobs

Key departures: Aimee Rothschild (Rochester Century) and Miya Ohashi-Berg (John Marshall) were two key captains for the squad last year.

Key returners: Mayo seniors Naomi Kennel, Ella Rowley and Molly Soderberg; John Marshall senior Sheyann Bertshinger and junior Harleigh Fridlund; Century sophomore Maddie Habberstad.

Outlook: Rochester Century will be a stand-alone team. Mayo and John Marshall will practice together and compete in meets but as two different teams. Kennel, Rowley and Bertshinger have all emerged as rising leaders. Soderberg, Fridlund and Habberstad are the top returners and current team captains. Maddie Woodford and Alexandra (Jacobs) O'Connell are two former Rochester gymnasts that have been added to the coaching staff. Rochester has a really good chance to have a breakout 2021 campaign.

Coach Jacobs: "If the gymnasts bring to the gym what we've seen in our virtual practices, I think we are going to see some real improvement in our Rochester teams. These girls are real troopers. I think we are really going to surprise a lot of people."

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Meet The Panthers

Rochester Century’s Alissa Spors performs her routine on the beam during a four-team Big Nine Conference gymnastics meet Friday at Gage East Elementary School in Rochester. Rochester John Marshall, Rochester Mayo and Red Wing were also at the meet. For results, see page D3.
Rochester Century’s Alissa Spors performs her routine on the beam during a four-team Big Nine Conference gymnastics meet Friday at Gage East Elementary School in Rochester. Rochester John Marshall, Rochester Mayo and Red Wing were also at the meet. For results, see page D3.


Seniors: Alissa Spors, Emma Lundquist. Sophomores: Maya Bunger, Madison Habberstad, Elizabeth Hanson, Brianna Kartheiser, Lauren Pavelko. Freshmen: Brooke Blegen, Hayley Houser, Maya Niichel, Chloe Supalla. Eighth-graders: Liv Boyum, Eliana Callies, Kina Ferguson, Kelsey Kolb, Estelle Nkwelle Mesumbe. Seventh-graders: Sarah Homme, Cecilia Kesselring

Meet The Rockets

John Marshall’s Harleigh Fridlund performs her routine on the floor during a meet Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Rochester.
John Marshall’s Harleigh Fridlund performs her routine on the floor during a meet Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Rochester.


Seniors: Sheyann Bertschinger, Taylor Drewes. Juniors: Ava Drewes, Harleigh Fridlund. Eighth-graders: Ella Feenstra, Adeline Feenstra.

Meet The Spartans

Mayo's Molly Soderberg performs a floor routine during the Section 1AA gymnastics meet Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Century High School in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mayo's Molly Soderberg performs a floor routine during the Section 1AA gymnastics meet Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Century High School in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)


Seniors: Naomi Kennel, Ella Rowley, Molly Soderberg. Juniors: Makaila Jelle, Mia Tiede. Sophomores: Maya Nordine, Alexis Osborn, Farah Salama, Abigail Wigle. Freshmen: Ruby Rios, Baylie Chappuis, Ava Brazell. Eighth-graders: Maya Johnston, Janaea Bellingar.