The Ranger synchronized swim team came about as close as possible to edging Stillwater at the section meet on Friday and Saturday.
Forest Lake took second to the Ponies at the five-team meet, 142-134. It came down to the final event, the extended team competition. The Ranger ‘Cheer’-themed team earned five of the seven first-place votes, but the remaining two judges saw things differently enough that the top Pony team won the event based on total points.
“If we would have taken first [in that event] we would’ve tied for the whole meet, and if any other little thing would have changed, we would’ve won the entire meet,” said Ranger coach Laura Davison.
It would have been the first time Forest Lake won the section meet and Stillwater’s first loss.
Still, Forest Lake advanced 19 entries to this week’s state competition. They are as follows:
Solos: Katherine Anderson, Kirsten Sewall, Alexis Cogar and Andrea Dunrud
Duets: Anderson and Morgan Sperry; Rachel Chatwin and Brooke Ewert; Rachel Springman and Emma Stockinger
Trios: Chatwin, Karlee Lawrence and Sarah Kroska; Sperry, Ewert and Resa Brockman; Dunrud, Stephanie Brenk and Lindsey Crohn; Alissa Ralph, Randi Rossbach and Kathy Tomnitz; Jessica Dison, Jordyn Templeton and Jessica Walker; Springman, Lauren Cooley and Megan Peterson
Teams: ‘Cheer’ extended team of Anderson, Brockman, Chatwin, Crohn, Dunrud, Ewert, Sewall and Sperry
‘Dark Knight’ extended team of Brenk, Kroska, Lawrence, Ralph, Rossbach, Tomnitz, Walker and Miranda Anderson
‘Bon Jovi’ long team of Cogar, Dison, Templeton, Bear Dreher, Haley Schoonover, Stephanie Vos and Catherine Ziegelski
‘Rio’ short team of Cooley, Peterson, Springman, Stockinger, Anna Faffler and Josephine Hudoba
‘Goofy’ short team of Elizabeth Blount, Paige Ewert, Kylie Hawthorne, Megan Palmer, Michelle Perkins, Mika Peterson and Dani Sardeson
Figures: Brooke Ewert, Dunrud, Sperry, Chatwin, Sewall, Cogar and Paige Ewert