A total of 16 male gymnasts from North Shore Gymnastics competed at the 2015 John Roethlisberger Iceberg Open at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 6-8. Over 400 boys from around the country participated in the meet that is held in honor of the former Gopher and three-time Olympian, John Roethlisberger. North Shore Gymnastics Association (NSGA) hosted the meet.
NSGA Level 8 gymnast, Charlie Kramer (age 13, Minnetrista) took first place on floor, fifth on pommel horse, fifth on high bar and sixth on rings in the 13-14 age division. Kramer also finished fifth all-around with a score of 63.60. Teammate Max Bortnem (age 13, Minnetrista) placed sixth on pommel horse.
NSGA’s Level 5 Team had a fifth place finish with a score of 172.20. Henry Meisel (age 8, Mound) took the 7-8 year old age group by storm taking first place on pommel horse, second place on floor, third on parallel bars, forth on rings, fifth on vault and second place all-around with a score of 60.3. Teammate Levi Sherman (age 9, Maple Plain) competed in the age 9-10 group and placed third on floor, forth on rings, vault and parallel bars. Sherman also finished sixth on pommel horse, fifth on high bar and fifth all-around with a score of 60.10. Level 5 gymnasts Logan Felknor (age 8, Delano) and Jacob Carlson (age 8, Victoria) also competed and contributed to the team’s overall finish.
NSGA’s Level 4 boys’ team finished eight with a score of 168.10. Teammates who contributed to the team’s overall strong finish included: Marek Dykoski (age 6, Minnetrista), Rylan Hunt (age 9, Wayzata), Ian Johnson (age 6, Minnetrista), Teddy Johnson (age 7, Minnetrista), Adam Maisch (age 9, Watertown), Beau Merz (age 9, Delano) and Louie Wehmann (age 8, Independence).