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Alpena Gymnastics and the APLEX host district competition

Rogers City junior Abby Sterly prepares to stick the landing during the vault.

Alpena, Mich — Alpena Gymnastics has been actively fundraising to make improvements to their home at the APLEX. Their hard work paid off as the APLEX was selected to host an Athletic Amateur Union district championship.

Alpena Gymnastics head coach Gerri Samp said that she was happy to have a big competition back in Alpena. It also reminded her of the success that the high school had back in the 70s.

The district competition had four different events: floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. The gymnasts could earn up to 10 points per event and 40 in total. Alpena Gymnastics competed in eight different brackets of competition throughout the weekend.

All of the participants qualified for nationals after taking part in the competition which are held in Orlando during June.

Alpena Gymnastics scores by class:
Silver E
Jamie Beaubien – 36.475
Erika Johnson – 36.175
Silver D
Lola Halleck – 35.625
LIzzy Benjamin – 35.400
Fiona Halleck – 35.400
Silver C
Grace Samp – 37.350
Faith Dragiewicz – 36.800
Savanna Spangle – 36.275
Silver B
Callie Brousseau – 36.600
Silver A
Paige Samp – 36.275
Gold E
Maggie Thayer – 35.650
Abby Sterly – 34.600
Gold D
Mia Couture – 36.375
Laurel Alberts – 35.375
Riley LaBarge – 34.975
Gold B
Brooke Smith – 35.500

To see the full list of results, you can follow Alpena Gymnastics and our local gymnasts on the BTS Gym App for your smartphone or tablet. You can also view schedules to keep up with the latest on Alpena Gymnastics.