For the City Times
In April, three gymnasts from Russell Gymnastics in Stevens Point competed in the USAG Region 4 Regional Championships in St. Louis.
Thirteen-year-old Katelyn Trowbridge, a level eight gymnast at Russell, placed first all-around with a score of 36.025. Individually, she took sixth place on vault (8.750), second place on uneven bars (9.275), seventh place on beam (8.750) and second place of floor (9.250).
At level 9, 12-year-old Madelyn Manternach took eighth place overall with an all-around score of 34.00. Individually, she placed four on vault (8.875), eighth on uneven bars (7.625), third on beam (8.675) and fifth on floor (8.825).
Also at level 9, 17-year-old Kali Schierl placed seventh overall with an all-around score of 34.725. Individually, she took first place on vault (9.250), eighth on uneven bars (8.225), sixth on beam (8.775) and 12th on floor (8.475).
The gymnasts qualified for the Region 4 Championships due to their all-around scores at the state meet. Region 4 consists of eight Midwestern states.
Junior Olympic Western Championships
Kali Schierl’s seventh place finish at the Regional 4 Championships qualified her for the Junior Olympic Western Championships, which were held Apr. 29-May 1 in Missoula, Montana, and included gymnasts from the western half of the United States.
Schierl finished 21st overall in her age group at the Western Championships with an all-around score of 35.050. She took fourth on vault (9.350), eighth on uneven bars (8.900), 25th on beam (7.800) and 20th on floor (9.000). Because Schierl’s Region 4 team took first place in the Senior 7 level, she is a National Team champion.
Coaches Dave, Debbie and Dusti Russell all said they are proud of the girls’ commitment to the Russell Gymnastics program and they are also proud of the girls’ level of success. The coaches are grateful for the support of the families in the community.
Russell Gymnastics opened in 2012. The gym offers a full range of recreational and competitive gymnastics programs, from parent-tot classes through optionals level 10. Classes for boys are also offered.