Jessie DeZiel

Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska sophomore gymnast from Rogers, earned second-team All-America status in all-around and vault at the NCAA meet April 18-19 in Los Angeles. Her 12th-place 39.425 included  9.85 bars, 9.875 beam, 9.85  floor and 9.85 vault. Last year, she placed 11th all-around. DeZeil was one of three Cornhuskers at nationals, along with Emily Wong […]

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Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska sophomore gymnast from Rogers (Spectrum High School, Twin Cities Twisters club), qualified for NCAA nationals by placing third all-around at regionals in Morgantown, West Virginia, with 39.200. Nebraska, ranked No. 8, won the Big Ten title, but just missed nationals with a third-place region finish. Nationals will be held in Los Angeles, […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Winona State gymnasts Jena Jondahl of Elk River and Sabrina Hoover of Rogers have both qualified for National Collegiate Gymnastics Association meet. Jondahl, a sophomore who was runner-up in vault at last year’s nationals, is an all-around qualifier this year, after placing fifth at regionals with 37.025 on March 3 […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Football prowess at the local and area levels, and gymnastics gems at the state and national levels, were the biggest sports stories of 2011 in the Star News realm. Also making prominent headlines were Rogers golfers and an ambitious diver from Elk River. Following are the sports editor’s picks for […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jessie DeZiel, the Rogers gymnast who was added  to Team USA in September, wound up leading them to the team gold medal at the Pan Am Games in October. The 18-year-old Nebraska freshman had USA’s top scores in vault with 15.125, balance beam with 13.275 and floor exercise with 13.150 […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Gymnastics national champion Jessie DeZiel of Rogers has been added to Team USA for the Pan American Games slated for this month. DeZiel, 18, is a 2011 Spectrum High School graduate, member of Twin Cities Twisters of Champlin, and a prize recruit of the University of Nebraska. “It’s a big […]

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