Athletes from Team North Crest in Sauk Rapids, including Katy, Tiffany and Beth Etterman of Brainerd, competed last weekend in the Rising Stars Invitational at North St. Paul.
The meet was an official qualifier for the Minnesota USA Gymnastics State Championships scheduled in St. Paul the first weekend of April.
Team North Crest had 13 athletes qualify for the state championships. They will compete as individuals and teams at Levels 7, 8 and 9.
In Level 9 competition, Katy Etterman and teammate Katie Seehusen (St. Cloud) took first place in their age groups in the all-around competition. In addition, they had multiple first- and second-place finishes in their individual events.
Senior Tiffany Etterman qualified for the state championships for her last time as a Junior Olympic gymnast. She helped teammates secure the first-place award with a team score of 102.85.
In Level 8 competition, Beth Etterman, Melaina Mrozek (Paynesville) and Melissa Kurash (Sauk Rapids) racked up at least one individual event top five finish, which landed them a sixth-place team score of 103.8.
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