This Week’s PACA Athletes Of The Week

Congratulations to Elise Cerda and Pryce Dyk for being chosen as PACA-Avera’s Athletes of the Week!

Elise is the lone Junior on the Lady Govs Gymnastics team.  Elise received her highest score ever on beam at the Rapid City Gym-O-Rama. The 9.25 she received on beam helped her get a 2nd place finish, was Pierre’s highest beam score of the meet and was an in season qualifying score. This beam routine was one of four stuck beam routine this season. In addition to a her career high beam score, she also earned one of her highest bars scores this season after working hard in practice to add a new high superior skill to her routine.

Pryce had four dual victories over the weekend.  On Friday night he pinned Trevor Ellis from Yankton in 1:57, capping off a 61-13 dual victory.  The momentum of the Govs Heavyweight and their team continued into Saturday at the East-West Duals.  Pryce anchored the team by pinning Clayton Smith of Sturgis in 1:07, Ty Olson of Rapid City Central in 3:24, and beating Zachariah Petterson of Rapid City Stevens by an 8-3 decision.