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The senior didn't win any events but provided a much needed calming presence to help the Wildcats top the Cardinals.
Photos of the Middleton and Verona/Madison Edgewood gymnastics teams meeting in a Big Eight Conference dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Middleton High School.
Murphy, a senior, is an all-around competitor for the Spartans.
Madison Memorial senior gymnast Clare Murphy discusses various topics during an interview Jan. 11, 2023, at Madison Memorial High School.
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A scoring system based on perfection creates pressure in gymnastics and learning a new skill across routines brings different challenges.
The reigning WIAA Division 1 all-around champion for reigning team runner-up Verona/Edgewood headlines another strong Madison-area contingent.
The Madison Memorial Spartans have a new gymnastics coach after Michele Fuller stepped away from coaching.
Rufenacht is the State Journal's All-Area gymnast of the year after winning the Division 1 all-around championship and leading Verona/Edgewood to a program-best runner-up finish this past season.
Teams from Verona/Madison Edgewood, Sun Prairie, Mount Horeb and Reedsburg lead area gymnasts into the meet Friday and Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.
Harris is a Level 10 gymnast competing with the Regents for the first time. And she's loving every minute of it.
Rufenacht leads Verona/Madison Edgewood to first place in the White Division, while Weier propels host Mount Horeb to the top overall team score and the Red Division title.
Mount Horeb Viking Gymnastics Invitational at the high school in Mount Horeb, Wis., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.
This girls gymnastics season looks to be the closest thing to normal the sport has had in nearly two years.
UW-La Crosse's Mortenson was the WIAC gymnast of the year and earned all-WIAC recognition in four events. UW-Whitewater's Sabol was an all-conference selection on the floor exercise.
Honorable-mention recognition went to DeForest in boys basketball, Mount Horeb in gymnastics and WIAA Division 3 state champion Lake Mills in girls basketball.
Grace O'Neil, the Division 2 individual state runner-up in all-around, earns first-team honors for the state runner-up Vikings
The Vikings senior earned one team championship, two runner-up finishes and one third place over her career
The Vikings relinquish their crown to Whitefish Bay, which has won five of the last six D2 titles; Verona/Edgewood takes fifth in Division 1
Views of area competitors in Saturday's WIAA state gymnastics meets, with Division 1 held in Wisconsin Rapids and Division 2 in La Crosse:
Verona/Madison Edgewood and Reedsburg also qualify teams for state, which will be split this year between Wisconsin Rapids and La Crosse
Verona/Edgewood gymnastics coach Rachael Hauser is hoping for a program-best finish in the team competition.
Verona, in Division 1, and Reedsburg, in Division 2, also earn spots in the WIAA state girls basketball semifinals
The Wildcats will be joined by Waunakee, the Sauk Prairie co-op and Madison Edgewood in sectional semifinals on Tuesday