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Individuals Shine at State GymnasticsSubmitted: 03/08/2014
Story By Marisa Silvas

Individuals Shine at State Gymnastics
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Precision, showmanship and high flying action. All of these things made for quite a show at the state gymnastics tournament.

After an exciting Friday night of team competition, today the focus shifted to individual championships.

Antigo had 2 competitors in the all-around in Division 2.

Red Robins senior Lindsay Berndt was the top Northwoods athlete in the vault and the All-Around. She finished tied for 17th in the vault. She tied for 13th in the All-Around.

Chequamegon's Alexis Stueber qualified in the vault. She placed 25th in the event.

And Katelyn Kondzela was 20th in the All-Around for Antigo. Her day included a 10th place showing on the balance beam, 14th on the floor, and 21st on the vault.

In Division 1 Kali Schierl of SPASH was 21st in the All-Around. The freshman had 17th place showings in both the vault and uneven bars.

Congrats to all the gymnasts at state.




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