State titles captured
Two members of the North Shore Gymnastics Association were crowned state champions at the 2013 Minnesota USAG Level 7-10 championships, conducted at the College of St. Benedict the weekend of March 23-24.
Kate Schmid (13) won first place on the uneven bars for the Level 7 senior division and Breghan Kiloran scored a 9.425 on the same event, earning the championship in the Level 9 age 14 division. Kiloran also placed second on the vault, fourth on beam and second in the all-around.
Competing for North Shore in the Level 10 junior division, Amanda Bartemio (15) placed fourth in the all-around and fifth on the balance beam. Alex Kopp (17) competed in the senior division for Level 10, placing ninth in the all-around field of 33 competitors.
NSGA’s Level 9 team came in fifth out of 13 teams competing at the state meet. Sarah Ellingboe (13) placed ninth in the all-around for the age group. In the age 14 group, Natalie Brasket finished eighth in the all-around. In the senior division, Lauren Biorn (16) finished eighth in the all-around.
In Level 8, North Shore’s Teagan Schmidt and Amanda Montplaisir competed in the 12 and under age division. Schmidt placed fifth on vault. Montplaisir placed second on beam, third on bars and fourth all-around among the 43 gymnasts in this division.
Montplaisir was seventh out of 198 Level 8 gymnasts and qualified to be one of eight to represent Team Minnesota in the competition against the other six states in Region IV.
Six North Shore gymnasts competed in the Level 7 championships. Brynn Lampe competed in the age 12 division, placing 22 out of 52 gymnasts. Amanda Krampf, Mary Donna Sattervall and Mackenzie Kuphal represented NSGA in the Level 7 age 13 division. Kuphal was ninth in the all-around, placing fourth on vault.
Kate Schmid, in addition to winning the bars in the Level 7 senior division, placed fourth on floor and fifth all-around. Isabelle Schuster (15) finished fourth on bars and beam, as well as third all-around.
Nine members of North Shore qualified to move on to the Region 4 Championships in St Louis April 12-14. Those going to Regions for Level 8 are Teagan Schmidt and Amanda Montplaisir.
Representing Level 9 is Breghan Kiloran, Natalie Brasket, Sarah Ellingboe, Megan White and Lauren Biorn. In Level 10 are Amanda Bartemio and Alex Kopp.
Information: 763-479-3189 or www.northshoregym.org.