North Shore gymnasts capture boys state titles

Two North Shore Gymnastics Association’s (NSGA) boys teams came away with state championship trophies to go with many individual first place finishes at the state meet conducted at Irondale High School in March.

NSGA’s Level 9 team earned the state title, led by Shane Wiskus (14) who took home state championship medals on floor, still rings, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all-around. He also placed third on pommel horse.

Jacob Cleveland (13) placed third on rings and fifth on horse. Levi Gustafson (15) was awarded state title medals on floor, horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all-around.

The NSGA Level 8 team finished fifth. Josh Fix (14) was state champion on horse, rings, parallel bars and all-around. Fix also finished third on vault and high bar and fifth on floor. Daryn Strub (12) took home the third place medal on vault and was fourth on floor. Carter Pickens (14) placed fifth on vault.

The Level 6 team also won the state championship. Charlie Kramer (11) finished first on floor and vault and tied for second in the all-around. Kramer also placed third on parallel bars.

Sam Senneka (12) earned first place honors on horse and tied for second in the all-around.  Senneka also was fourth on bars. Tristan Fruth (13) finished third on horse and Max Bortnem (12) placed fifth on vault.

Kyle Elliott (10) competed in Level 6 and placed second on rings, plus was fourth on floor and parallel bars. Elliott earned the fifth place medal in the all-around. Ryan Klump (9) finished second on horse and fifth on rings.

NSGA’s Level 5 team placed eighth. Caleb Hamby (12) finished first on high bar, third on horse and fourth all-around. Kastle Kalamaha (12) placed fifth on horse. Cole Smith (10) finished second on horse. Jack Yerxa (10) and Halsten Larson (9) also competed for the Level 5 team.

The Level 4 team finished ninth, led by Haden Paravecino (9), who finished first on vault and third on rings.  Levi Sherman (8) earned third place honors on floor. Henry Meisel (6) finished fifth on floor and vault. Jacob Carlson (7), Jude Bjorlin (6) and Tristan Trundle (7) contributed to the team’s overall success.

NSGA was founded 39 years ago as a non‐profit organization. Information: 763-479-3189 or www.northshoregym.org.

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