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Former Tiger gymnast named to coaches Hall of Fame

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Jodi (Syverson) Ramboldt of Eagan was inducted into the Minnesota Girls Gymnastics Coaches Association Hall of Fame during the state tournament banquet on Feb. 23.

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Rambolt graduated from Morris High School in 1989. As a three-sport athlete (volleyball, gymnastics, and track and field), she received 13 varsity letters, as well as All-Conference honors in volleyball and gymnastics.

While attending college at Mankato State University, Rambolt got her start as a coach, working four years at Mankato Area Gymnastics School.

Besides being a sixth grade teacher for 18 years, and a gymnastics coach for 22 years, she has also coached middle school volleyball for 10 years and middle school track for three years.

Rambolt was the head gymnastics coach for Mankato East from 1993 to 1996. While there her team had two section team championships, finishing second at state both of those years. She coached four individual state participants, including one state bar champion.

As the assistant coach for Rosemount High School in 1996-97, Rambolt coached two individual state participants.

Rambolt was the assistant and then head coach for Eastview High School from 1997 to 2010. At Eastview she coached one section championship team that placed fourth at state. She also coached eight individual state participants, including one state bar champion.

Currently, Rambolt is a part-time assistant for Eagan and an off-season coach for Lakeville North. She is also a South Suburban All-Conference statistician.

Rambolt was named Section Coach of the Year twice. She has served as section representative and on the MSHSL Advisory Committee.

She is co-founder (with husband Mick) of the Abby Invite which has raised over $65,000 for the Andrew and Abby Szott Foundation.

During her acceptance speech, Rambolt mentioned her husband, an Elementary Autism Teacher for the Minneapolis School District.

"As most of you know, my husband was my assistant for 10 years. Yes, he's a traitor, and is currently my competition, but without him by my side, I seriously don't know what we would even talk about at the dinner table," Rambolt said. "Our family life is gymnastics - we both coach year-round, and our daughter, Teagan, is currently competing for TAGS South. Our life has revolved around the sport, but I wouldn't change it for the world. It is exactly the life I've always dreamed of."

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