The WIAA began sponsoring a tournament in girls gymnastics in 1971. Green Bay Preble won the first championship with Green Bay East finishing runner-up.
Eau Claire Memorial hosted the first two State Meets. The meet moved to Green Bay for one year after which Waukesha South was the site until it was moved to Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School in 1982. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, the State Meet was held at two locations. The Division 1 championships were conducted in Wisconsin Rapids, and the Division 2 championships were held in La Crosse.
There was only one class of competition from 1971 to 1977, but the program was divided into A and B divisions in 1978 and remains that way at this time, although classes were renamed divisions effective in 1991.
Whitefish Bay has won the most team titles with 11, and it should also be noted that Whitefish Bay has an additional two titles that came with a cooperative arrangement with Shorewood. The Blue Dukes won four straight titles from 2016-19. The Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall Co-op had a string of four titles from 2011-14 and from 2016-19 to give the co-op eight titles. It's noteworthy that a variant of the co-op, Franklin/Muskego, added a team championship in 2022. Waukesha West/North/South has won the third-most team titles with seven, and Mount Horeb and River Falls are next on the list with six. Brookfield Central, De Pere and Nicolet have won five State championships. De Pere's five titles came consecutively (1986-90), Southwestern/Cuba City has won four State titles.
Besides De Pere, Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall and Whitefish Bay, the only teams to win three consecutive championships are Nicolet (1980-82), Waukesha West/North/South (1999-2001 & 2006-08), River Falls (2002-04) and Whitefish Bay (2016-18).
Individually, Addie Gallun of Whitefish Bay and Beth Weber of Whitefish Bay/Shorewood have won the most titles with 10, and Gina Piazza of Fall River is next in line with eight. Jenny Donar of Southwestern/Cuba City and Samantha Krueger of Rivers Falls have won seven titles. Molly Benavides of Burlington/Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot, Bailey Fitzpatrick also of Burlington/Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot, Julie Stefan of Franklin/Muskego/Whitnall, Kelly Dahlstrom of Onalaska, Barb Zakowski of Green Bay Southwest, Gabrielle Mahairas of La Crosse Central and Sami Todd of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau/Cochrane-Fountain City/Melrose-Mindoro have each won six events during their careers.
Donar and Gallun are the only gymnasts to win an event four times, both in the same event. Donar won the uneven parallel bars from 2003-06, and Gallun duplicated the feat from 2018-21. Weber, Shanna Popp of Burlington/Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot, Jessie Laho of Westosha Central have won the uneven parallel bars three times. Weber and Danielle Longway of Onalaska have each won the state vault competition three times during their careers, and Tricia Adkins of Sun Prairie, Amber Rohde of Southwestern/Cuba City, Krueger and Piazza are the only four gymnasts that are three-time champions in the floor exercise. No gymnast has won three beam titles.
Weber, Mahairas and Gallun are the only three gymnasts to win the all-around title three times. Weber recorded her string from 1995-97, Mahairas won the title from 1985-87, and Gallun's all-round crowns came from 2019-21.
The programs that has won the most number of individual events is Whitefish Bay with 25. Whitefish Bay also have an additional 10 individual champions as a co-op with Shorewood. River Falls is second on the list with 22 champions, and Waterford is next with 17. Mount Horeb has 16 event champions, and the Burlington/Badger/Catholic Central/Wilmot and Racine Horlick/Case/Park co-ops and Elkhorn are next in line with 12 event champions. Burlington has an additional six champions with two different co-op configurations. Arrowhead and Brookfield Central, before becoming a co-op, have 10 champions.