Judge issues preliminary injunction in Sioux Falls gymnastics lawsuit

October 16, 2023

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–Judge Charles Kornmann has issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit that was filed in response to the school district cutting the sport of gymnastics.

The ruling states that the school district cannot sell any gymnastics equipment, and must continue providing the gymnastics program as the case continues through court.

Court documents indicate the upcoming gymnastics season is set to begin October 30th.

The injunction states the district cannot restrict or deny the gymnastics program access to facilities, coaching, training, or competitive opportunities.

Judge Kornmann’s ruling states the athletes have successfully shown they will suffer irreparable harm of not participating in gymnastics, and possibly suffering a Title IX violation.

Kornmann also finds the administrative burden to the district in continuing the sport of gymnastics is minimal.