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Bemidji Aerials qualify 11 gymnasts for regional competition

Mar. 19—MINNEAPOLIS — The Xcel Gymnastics state meet was held in Minneapolis March 15-17. The Bemidji Aerials put on a show, with 11 gymnasts qualifying for Regional Gymnastics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from April 19-21.

To qualify for Regionals, the state all-around score has to be 34.0 or higher for the Gold level and 33.5 for the Platinum and the Diamond levels. Gold level qualifiers from Bemidji include Jasmine Phonethep, Aydah Fultz, Letica Josefson, Elizabeth Relay, Avri Bensen and Lydia Dauksavage. Platinum level regional qualifiers are Lucy Karpinski and Aaliyah Wellcome.

Diamond level regional qualifiers are Lauren Bruley, Samara Osborn and Elliana Ekre. Osborn also took second in the all-around and first on bars in her age division.

For a chance to see these amazing athletes in person, mark your calendar for May 18-19 for the annual showcase.