Gymnastics 2018-04-12T15:26:12+00:00

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Gymnastics

News

Lakeside Repeats as DCSD Gymnastics Champions

2017 DCSD Gymnastics Champions -- Lakeside Lady Vikings Placing three gymnasts in the Top 5 of the All Around competition propelled the Lakeside Lady Vikings to their second [...]

Lakeside, Arabia Mountain Set to Renew County Gymnastics Rivalry

2016 DCSD Gymnastics Champions -- Lakeside Lady Vikings A year ago the Lakeside Lady Vikings rallied in the final event for a 0.15 victory (95.65-95.50) over Arabia Mountain [...]

Redan’s Hemingway Qualifies for State Gymnastics Meet

Redan's Mya Hemingway won the 2015 DCSD Gymnastics Championships gold in the vault. She qualified and will compete in the uneven parallel bars at the 2016 State Meet. (Photo [...]

Lakeside Wins 4th DCSD Gymnastics Title in 5 Seasons

2016 DCSD Gymnastics Champions -- Lakeside Lady Vikings In the second closest competition of the DeKalb County Gymnastics Championships, the Lakeside Lady Vikings pulled out a 0.15 victory [...]

Redan Captures DeKalb Co. Gymnastics Championships Title

2015 DCSD Gymnastics Champions -- Redan Lady Raiders The 50th edition of the DeKalb County Gymnastics Championships was the closest team scores since the 1991 Championships and featured [...]

History

Southwest DeKalb's DeAvera Todd was the last gymnast to win the state all-around title from DeKalb in the 2004 state meet.

Southwest DeKalb’s DeAvera Todd was the last gymnast to win the state all-around title from DeKalb in the 2004 state meet.

The Georgia High School Association first sponsored gymnastics as a state championship in 1956. DeKalb County Schools wasted little time in making an impact as Druid Hills won the first of 37 (20 girls, 17 boys) state titles held by county schools and the first boys’ title.

Since that time the county has brought home 245 individual state titles (130 boys, 115 girls), including 38 all-around titles (24 girls, 14 boys). The county has produced 41 state champs (23 boys, 18 girls) with two or more state title wins.

Boys’ History

DeKalb captured 17 titles in 32-year history of boys’ gymnastics

The 17 boys’ titles consisted of all the officially sanctioned state championships held over a 32-year period beginning in 1956 and running from 1964 to 1979. The sport was discontinued in 1987.

Sequoyah won four consecutive state titles from 1969 to 1972 to tie with Briarcliff who won in 1974 and 1977 to 1979.

DeKalb County Schools also brought home the all-around title 14 of the 17 years. Druid Hills’ Jimmy Vickery won the first all-around title in 1956. Lakeside’s Jeff Morrison (1973 to 1974) was the only two-time all-around state champ from the county. Chuck Bremberg of Sequoyah won the title in 1970 to start a string of nine consecutive all-around titles brought home to DeKalb County Schools, including the 1971 and 1972 titles won by his Sequoyah teammates Mike Gilreath (1971) and Bobby Seale (1972).

Lakesides’ Morrison also holds the boys’ record for most individual titles winning eight from 1973 to 1974. Sequoyah’s Bremberg follows with 6 and Druid Hill’s Vickery with 5.

Boys’ State Titles

  • Briarcliff (4) – 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Sequoyah (4) – 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
  • Druid Hills (3) – 1956, 1964, 1965
  • Gordon (2) – 1966, 1967
  • Peachtree (2) – 1975, 1976
  • Lakeside (1) – 1973
  • Walker (1) – 1968

Girls’ History

Tucker's Patty Parker won three all-around state titles from 1982 to 1984.

Tucker’s Patty Parker won three all-around state titles from 1982 to 1984.

DeKalb captured 20 of the first 21 girls’ state titles.

Lakeside dominated the decade of the 70’s winning nine consecutive state titles from 1971 to 1979 to earn Guinness Book of World Records status for the feat, and Lakeside’s Rachel Mann was a two-time all-around state champion.

Lakeside's Rachel Mann was a two-time all-around state champion.

Lakeside’s Rachel Mann was a two-time all-around state champion.

The sport was sanctioned as a state championship for the girls beginning in 1969. DeKalb County Schools stepped up big once again winning 20 of the first 21 titles from 1969 to 1989 missing out in 1980 as Westminster broke the string.

The DeKalb girls hold 24 of the 36 all-around state titles since the championships began in 1969. The latest coming in 2004 by Southwest DeKalb sophomore DeAvera Todd. Lakeside and Tucker boast eight all-around individual state titles apiece to lead the county and Redan has four. Tucker’s Patty Parker (1982 to 1984) and Redan’s Terri Duffy (1986 to 1988) each hold three all-around state titles and are two of seven DeKalb athletes with two or more.

Duffy and Parker lead the county in individual state titles with 12 apiece and Lakeside’s Karen Loewen (1979 to 1981) holds 10.

Girls’ State Titles

  • Lakeside (9) – 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Tucker (6) – 1969, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989
  • Redan (5) – 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

Schedules

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