State gymnastics champions Haley Nelson and Rachel Schiele have already turned their focus to next season.
The pair of Jamestown High School athletes were two of 16 gymnasts voted all state by the state's coaches Friday, March 8. Nelson, a freshman, was selected first-team all state, while Schiele, a sophomore, was selected to the second team.
"Haley has some goals for next season, and she's already checking some things off the list competing in some club stuff," said Jamestown High School gymnastics coach Dave Tews. "They both are very deserving, and it's too bad we couldn't get them both on the first team."
Schiele just missed the first-team cut in the voting, and was the first member voted onto the second team. The two JHS gymnasts each won individual state championships at Jamestown's Jerry Meyer Arena on Feb. 23.
Nelson won the state balance beam title (9.467) and Schiele was crowned uneven bars champ (9.367). Schiele and Nelson each cleared 37.000 in the state all-around to place third and fourth, respectively.
Schiele was the state's beam champion in 2017.
"It wasn't their best routines of the year," Tews said. "They can do so much more, so there is a lot of potential out there for those two."
All-State High School Gymnastics
FIRST TEAM: Haley Nelson, Jamestown; Kate Dillman, Bismarck; Elicca Stugelmeyer, Bismarck Legacy; Ayanna Fossum, Dickinson; Meghan Ackerman, Dickinson; Sydnee Spivey, Grand Forks; Alex Baer, Fargo Davies; Dacia Rambousek, Dickinson.
SECOND TEAM: Rachel Schiele, Jamestown; Madison Deics, Bismarck Legacy; Brinklyn Schumacher, Dickinson; Brooklyn Deguzman, Dickinson; Jocey Kriewald, Valley City; Karina Olson, Valley City; Katie Blackmun, Grand Forks; Bella Price Minot.