Throwback Thursday: 1980 VCHS Gymnastics

Staff Writer

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.

Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum provided this photograph of the 1979-80 Valley City High School Gymnastics team.
Shown (back row from left to right) are: Twila Schuler, On a Peterson, Deb Lemnus, Tracy Smith, Vicki Tolstad, Susie Lemnus, (front row, from left to right) Lori Swanson, Diane Miller, T. Ryerson, Korinna Reitan.

The team did well that season, according to information attached to the photograph. Of the 12 teams that participated in compulsory routine meets, VCHS gymnasts lost only to Dickinson, and to Dickinson and Fargo South in the optional routine meets. The team placed third at the regionals, and fourth at the state meet.

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