Gymstar shows well at state meet


Several members of the Craig Gymstars gymnastics team earned top-five finishes in the recent EAGLES state championships in Colorado Springs.

Dorina Fredrickson, 12, fractured a growth plate in her right wrist three weeks before the state meet. The cast was taken off only three days before the meet, but she recovered from her injury and participated in all four events as well as the all-around competition. Fredrickson's best performance came on the beam, where she scored an 8.55.

Heather Jenkins, 10, was the youngest competitor in her division. She also performed well on the beam, placing third with a score of 8.775. She placed fifth on the bars with a score of 8.35.

Amy Whilden, 11, performed best on the vault, with a score of 8.95.

Rochelle Johnson, 16, placed in every event at the state meet. As the final vaulter of the day, she had the tough challenge of impressing the judges after they had seen everyone else's attempts, head coach Deirdre Bernard said. With her last jump, she wowed the judges into giving her first place.

Whilden also placed second on the beam with a score of 8.85, third on the bars with an 8.4, third on the floor with an 8.75, and second in the all around with a 34.725.

Jordan Porter, 10, placed second in the balance beam in her division.

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