Premier Gymnast, Bailie Holst wins medal at Junior Olympic National Championships
By Julee Graham
The 2013 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships consists gymnasts from all the Regions in the United States. This year’s competition was held this past weekend in the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was hosted by the Twin City Twisters.
Bailie Holst was one of only five gymnasts from Colorado representing Region 3. Holst was teamed with six gymnasts from Texas, all of whom qualified for the team by placing in the top 7 at Region 3 Championships held in Wichita, Kansas last month. Region 3 consists of Arkansas, Kansas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.
Their Senior B team of seven was the champion in their division with a score of 152.55. Holst was able to take home both a Championship Plaque for team and an individual medal on Beam by placing 9th with a score of 9.400. Medals were awarded to the top 10 finishers. Holst was one spot out of the medals on Floor Exercise with a score of 9.525, placing 11th. Holst placed 26th out of 57 competitors in the All-Around with a score of 37.075. She was the highest scoring gymnast among the Colorado participants. This was a great way to end her Junior Olympic career. Now she is off to her new career as a collegiate gymnast at the University of Minnesota. Holst reports for training as a Minnesota Golden Gopher this June
Senior B National Team, From Left to Right
Nichole Guerrero – Zenith Elite, Texas; Lauren Li – WOGA, Texas; Kennedy Finister – Champions, Texas; Hayley Sanders – WOGA, Texas; Ciara Gardner – WOGA, Texas; Bailie Holst – Premier, Colorado; and Chayse Capps – Infinite Bounds, Texas
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