North Shore gymnasts club news: Iceberg open

Twenty-two gymnasts from Maple Plain’s North Shore Gymnastics Association competed at the 2013 John Roethlisberger Iceberg Open at the University of Minnesota in February.

Over 400 boys participated in the meet that is held in honor of the former Gopher and three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger.   North Shore hosted the meet.

Members of the North Shore Gymnastics Association’s Level 6 team were greeted by former UM star and Olympic gymnast John Roethlisberger at the Iceberg Open meet. Pictured from left, Tristan Fruth, Charlie Kramer, Roethlisberger, Sam Senneka and Kyle Elliott.

Members of the North Shore Gymnastics Association’s Level 6 team were greeted by former UM star and Olympic gymnast John Roethlisberger at the Iceberg Open meet. Pictured from left, Tristan Fruth, Charlie Kramer, Roethlisberger, Sam Senneka and Kyle Elliott.

NSGA’s Level 9 team placed third with only three competitors, two who finished first in their age divisions.

Shane Wiskus competed in the age 13-14 group and took home first place trophies on floor exercise, still rings, vault, high bar and in the all-around. Wiskus also finished second on and pommel horse and parallel bars.

As a result of finishing in the top six competitors for his age group at Level 9, Wiskus also progressed to the event finals competition that was conducted alongside the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics competition.

In the event finals, Wiskus was first on high bar, rings and vault, second on floor and parallel bars and third on pommel horse.

Levi Gustafson competed in the age 15-16 category and earned first place trophies on floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, high bar and all-around. He was second on vault.

Jacob Cleveland contributed to the team’s overall strong finish.

The NSGA Level 8 team finished first. Daryn Strub competed in the age 11-12 group and took home first place trophies on pommel horse, vault and all-around. He claimed second on floor, third on high bar and fourth on rings and parallel bars.

Josh Fix competed in the age 13-14 category and finished first on pommel horse and rings.  He was second in the all-around and took fourth of vault and high bar.

Carter Pickens competed in the age 13-14 group where he placed second on pommel horse, plus was fourth on parallel bars and in the all-around.

The Level 6 team took home the third place trophy. Sam Senneka earned second place honors in the age 11-plus category on pommel horse and parallel bars. He finished fourth in the all-around.

NSGA’s Level 5 team finished ninth overall. Caleb Hamby finished second on high bar, third on rings and fifth in the all-around in the 11-plus age group.

Jack Yerxa, 10, was first on vault and fifth on floor and high bar.

Taking sixth place was the Level 4 team led by Haden Paravecino, 9, who placed second on vault, fourth on parallel bars and fifth on floor and pommel horse.

Henry Meisel, 6, finished third on floor and fourth on vault.

Information: 763-479-3189 or www.northshoregym.org.

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