Medals won by NSGA at Winter Challenge
Thirteen gymnasts from North Shore Gymnastics Association competed in their first invitational meet of the 2013 competition season Jan. 4-6 at the Winter Challenge meet conducted by Crowley’s Gymnastics Center at Concordia University in St. Paul.
Competitors represented 33 different gyms, located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Maryland.
Competing for North Shore in the Level 10 Division were Amanda Bartemio (15) and Alex Kopp (17). Bartemio finished ninth in the all-around competition for the 12-16 age group with a score of 33.8. Kopp, competing in the 17 and older age group, won the bars (9.0), placed second in the all-around (35.0) and placed third in both vault (9.1) and floor exercise (8.825).
NSGA’s Level 9 girls placed third as a team, with all three gymnasts finishing in the top three in their age groups.
Sarah Ellingboe (13) earned third place in the age 11-13 all-around competition with 35.825. She took second place on the bars (9.4) and third on vault (8.85).
Teammate Megan White (14) won second place trophies on uneven bars (7.5), floor exercise (8.4) and in the all-around (32.55). She placed third on balance beam (8.45) in the age 14 group. Rounding out the Level 9 team was Lauren Biorn (16), whose all-around score of 32.15 earned her third place in the 15 and over division.
Amanda Montplaisir (12) and Teagan Schmidt (12) represented North Shore in the Level 8, age 12 and over division, topping the award podium in first and second places in the all-around.
In addition to her first place finish in the all-around, Montplaisir won on floor (8.9) and beam (9.35), plus placed second on bars and vault. Schmidt earned first on bars (9.0) and was second on both beam (9.0) and floor (8.75).
The Level 7 team consisted of six North Shore competitors, all in the 12 and over age division. Their team score of 106.45 earned the third place trophy.
Level 7 members included Brynn Lampe (12), Isabelle Schuster (14), Madelyn Peterson (15), Kate Schmid (13), Mary Donna Sattervall (13) and Amanda Krampf (12).
Lampe placed fourth in the all-around (36.4), third on bars (9.35) and beam (9.3) and sixth on floor (9.1). Schuster placed sixth on beam, seventh on bars and all-around and ninth on vault. Peterson was 10th in the all-around and Schmid was seventh on bars and eighth on floor.
North Shore will play host to the Gopher Invite Meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, Jan. 19-20, and then travel to California for the San Diego Classic Jan. 25-26.
North Shore Gymnastics Association was founded 36 years ago and is a non-profit organization.
Information: 763-479-3189 or visit www.northshoregym.org.
NSGA Xcel teams stand out at Hamline Invite
North Shore Gymnastics Association’s Xcel girls gold, platinum and diamond teams attended the first meet of the season at the Hamline Holiday Spirit Invite. All the teams placed in the top three and we saw many outstanding personal performances.
For the gold team, Holly Harrison placed second in the all-around with a score of 35.750 and placed first on uneven bars with a score of 9.2.
Peyton Uelmen placed fourth all-around with 34.950 and a first place medal on vault with a score of 8.900. North Shore’s Xcel platinum team had many standout performances.
Sage Petrusa won the second place medal on vault with 8.950 and Hailey Pugh placed third on beam with 8.900. The diamond gymnasts had a very successful meet. Mara McCollor had the top score in each event with an all-around total of 34.450. Gabby Evans ended with a strong all-around total of 34.150.