WATERTOWN - Sam Wiekamp of Deuel reclaimed the all-around title Saturday at the individual portion of the State A high school gymnastics meet at the Watertown Civic Arena.
Wiekamp had won the all-around crown in both 2008 and 2009 before teammate Meaghan Sievers captured the title last year. Sievers was second this season.
Wiekamp, an eighth-grader, won titles in all four events, including scoring a 9.833 in the vault. Mariah Nickeson of Britton-Hecla/Langford was fourth in the balance beam event with a score of 8.883 points. Nickeson was sixth in all-around. The top ten all-around scores were named All-Tournament.
Warner freshman Erin Punt was her school's lone competitor at the State A gymnastics individual meet on Saturday.
Punt placed 10th in the floor exercise with a mark of 8.916 and made the awards stand. Her other marks were uneven bars (7.533), balance beam (7.366), vault (8.2) and all around (32.015).
She was very happy placing 10th on floor, said Denise Punt, Erin's coach and mother. Her other events went very well. The judging is tough at the state meet. She had no falls on beam. She had a good day and did what she could do.
All Around: 1, Sam Wiekamp, Deuel, 39.099; 2, Meaghan Sievers, Deuel, 38.481; 3, Laura Blom, Madison, 36.199; 4, Lexi Finck, Madison, 35.499; 5, Carlie Weiss, Hot Springs, 35.366.
Vault: 1, Sam Wiekamp, Deuel, 9.83; 2, Meaghan Sievers, Deuel, 9.72; 3, Lexi Finch, Madison, 9.28; 4, Laura Blom, Madison, 9.13; 5, Anika Eisenbraun, Wall/Kadoka, 9.08.
Balance Beam: 1, Sam Wiekamp, Deuel, 9.75; 2, Meaghan Sievers, Deuel, 9.57; 3, Carlie Weiss, Hot Springs, 8.90; 4, Mariah Nickeson, Britton-Hecla, 8.88; 5, Courtney Trapp, Milbank, 8.85.
Uneven Bars: 1, Sam Wiekamp, Deuel, 9.77; 2, Meaghan Sievers, Deuel, 9.53; 3, Laura Blom, Madison, 9.20; 4, Lexi Finch, Madison, 8.85; 5, Abby Christiansen, Madison, 8.55.
Floor Exercise: 1, Sam Wiekamp, Deuel, 9.75; 2, Meaghan Sievers, Deuel, 9.666; 3, Lexi Finck, Madison, 9.38; 4, Laura Blom, Madison, 9.20; 5, Lexi Lopour, Stanley County, 9.183.