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Northstar Gymnastics Flips to Hardware at AWC

By Joel Koch, 01/27/19, 10:15AM EST


Avery Renberg competes Uneven Bars during the Athlete Warrior Challenge. She finished with a 9.300, good for 1st Place. ~ Photo by Frank Renberg

Northstar Gymnastics brought home plenty of hardware recently from the 2019 Athlete Warrior Challenge at Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, January 25-27.

The Xcel Silver team’s the top finisher was Sara Merritt, who placed first All-Around in the Junior B Division with a 36.200. She placed first on Floor (9.275) and second on Vault (8.950). Also claiming podium sports were Addison Reichel (Junior A Division: 2nd AA – 36.675; 2nd Vault – 9.000; 2nd Bars – 9.400); Alixis Rose (Junior B Division: 2nd AA – 36.175; 2nd Beam – 9.250); Ashlyn Young (Junior A Division: 3rd AA – 36.450; 2nd Beam – 9.300; 3rd Floor – 9.300).

The Xcel Gold team was paced by Avery Renberg, finishing first All-Around in the Session 1 Junior A Division with a 36.900. Her score was aided by first-place finishes on Vault (9.050), Bars (9.300) and Floor (9.400). The team also had a pair of second in the All-Around in Taylor Shadley (36.600 in Junior B Division; 1st Vault – 9.200; 3rd Floor – 9.350) and Sydnee Schrauben (36.450 in Junior A Division; T1st Vault – 9.050; 1st Beam – 9.450; T1st Floor – 9.400).

In Xcel Platinum, Maya Anderson stood atop the podium with a 37.350 All-Around. The score was compiled of a first place finish on Vault (9.350) and seconds on Bars (9.300), Beam (9.100) and Floor (9.600)

For a full rundown of scores, fans can visit