GRAND FORKS - Three Dickinson High gymnasts qualified for the USA Gymnastics Region 4 Championships following strong performances at the North Dakota USA Gymnastics State Championships held on Saturday, March. 16, from the Hyslop Sports Center.
Qualifying at Level 8, Midgets senior Dacia Rambousek, along with eighth-graders Amy Fridley and Brooklyn Deguzman will travel to the TBK Sports Complex in Bettendorf, Iowa on April 12-14.
The foursome will compete in a region comprised of gymnasts from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Level 8 gymnasts qualify for slots at the regional championships if they compile an all-around score of 34.0 or above.
Competing in the age 14-and-older bracket of Level 8, Rambousek was second in the all-around with an overall score of 35.175. The senior had her best showing on the balance beam, where she earned a mark of 9.1. Powered by an 8.875 on the floor exercise, Deguzman just made the cut with an all-around score of 34.0, finishing sixth the bracket.
Fridley performed in the age 13-and-under bracket of Level 8, capturing her spot at regionals with a 34.525, which was good enough for a tie for ninth place. Like Rambousek, the eighth-grader's best work came on the balance beam, where she earned a score of 8.975.
Level 8: Age 13 & Under
All around: T9, Amy Fridley, D, 34.525
Vault: 6, Fridley, D, 8.775.
Uneven bars: 7, Fridley, D, 8,625.
Balance beam: 4, Fridley, D, 8.975.
Floor exercise: 11, Fridley, D, 8.15.
Level 8: Age 14 & Older
All around: 2, Dacia Rambousek, D, 35.175. 6, Brooklyn Deguzman, D, 34.0
Vault: 2, Rambousek, D, 8.75. 3, Deguzman, D, 8.625.
Uneven bars: 4, Rambousek, D, 8.5. 5, Deguzman, D, 8.45.
Balance beam: 2, Rambousek, D, 9.1. 7, Deguzman, D, 8.05.
Floor exercise: 4, Rambousek, D, 8.825. 3, Deguzman, D, 8.875.