Grand County gymnasts, Alpine Aerials, earn berths in State Competition |

Grand County gymnasts, Alpine Aerials, earn berths in State Competition

Thirteen gymnasts from the Alpine Aerials Gymnastics Team qualified at regionals this past weekend for the state competition July 30-31.

The competition and judging were rigorous and scores were tight, but the girls used their focus, discipline, determination and skills to get them to the podium.

The gymnasts performed some of their best routines of the season on floor exercise, balance beam, vault and uneven parallel bars.

The top six places in each level and age group move onto the state competition.

Alpine Aerial girls who qualified for state are:

Level 4 Compulsory: Paige Romero, floor exercise; Alison Skare, balance beam.

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Level 5 Compulsory: Delayne Neiberger, vault.

Optional Level 1: Katrina Quinn, balance beam and uneven bars; Robin Peterson, all around (all 4 events); Nicole Rhodes, all around (all 4 events); Danielle Keen, balance beam and vault; and Megan Lovato, uneven parallel bars.

Optional Level 2: Jo Quinn, floor exercise.

Optional Level 3: Brianne Eatough, all around (All 4 events); Jenna Curran, balance beam and vault.

Optional Level 4: Olivia Butryomovich, Floor Exercise; Ashley Matney, all around (all 4 events)

The girls will continue to perfect their routines in preparation for the State Championship Meet this weekend at the Cherry Creek High School in Denver, where 29 teams will compete.

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