Male gymnasts from Maple Plain’s North Shore Gymnastics Association (NSGA) competed in their first invitational meet of the 2015 competition season on Jan. 10 & 11. The Ironman Invite was hosted by Jam Hops Gymnastics in Ham Lake, MN.
17-year-old Levi Gustafson of Bryant, SD finished fourth on vault and fifth on floor and rings.
Charlie Kramer, age 13 from Minnetrista, took second place on rings and third on floor and vault. His teammate Max Bortnem, also 13 and from the same town, finished fifth on floor.
The Level 6 team took fifth with a score of 142.50. Ryan Klump, 11 years old and from Plymouth, competed in the age 11-12 category and finished first on vault and parallel bars, and second all-around with a score of 55.80. His teammates, 11-year-old William Wehmann of Independence and 10-year old Haden Paravecino of Mound also had strong performances that contributed to the team’s overall results.
NSGA’s Level 5 boys team was awarded the first place trophy in their category with a score of 165.80.
Levi Sherman, hailing from Maple Plain and nine years old, competed in the age 9-10 category and won the first place medal on floor, vault, and all-around with a score of 57.20. Sherman also finished second on parallel bars, third on pommel horse, and fourth on rings and high bar.
Henry Meisel, and eight-year-old gymnast from Mound, competed in the age 7-8 category and won the first place medal on floor, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all-around with a score of 56.70. Meisel also finished second on rings and fifth on pommel horse.
Jacob Carlson, age 8 from Victoria, also competed in the age 7-8 category, where he placed first on rings and second on floor and all-around with a score of 51.90. Carlson also finished fourth on pommel and vault.
Ten-year old Michael Hanekom of Hamel and eight-year-old Logan Felknor of Delano also competed well and contributed to the team’s first place finish.
The Level 4 team finished fourth with a score of 163.50. Rylan Hunt, nine years old and from Wayzata, competed in the age 9-10 category and finished first on vault and fourth on rings, parallel bars and all-around with a score of 56.20. Hunt also placed fifth on floor.
Nine-year old Adam Maisch of Watertown competed in the same age category and placed first on high bar and third on vault.
Louie Wehmann, age eight and from Independence, competed in the age 7-8 category and finished fourth on vault. His teammates, seven-year-old Teddy Johnson of Minnetrista and eight-year-old Beau Merz of Delano, also contributed to the team’s overall strong finish.