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Compiled by Tom Mix and Chris Murphy, Published December 06 2013

Metro high school gymnastics preview capsules

Fargo Davies

Coach: Amber Diemert (first year)

Last year’s finish at state: Eighth place

Who’s gone: Hanne Meyer

Key returners: Kiara Bock, Sr. (10th place in all-around at state meet, All-American all-around, All-EDC, All-state first team); Kim Hansen, Sr.; Leigh Bauer, Jr.

Coach’s comments: “Davies has a great group of girls this year. We have a lot of strong returning athletes and several new gymnasts that have joined the high school team.”

Fargo South-Fargo North

Coach: Amber Diemert (first year)

Last year’s finish at state: Third place

Who’s gone: Tori Carroll (All-state first team, All-EDC), Faith Marty, (All-state first team, All-EDC).

Key returners: Madison Uglem, Sr. (10th place in floor at state meet, All-American all-around, All-EDC); Sarah Griffin, Jr.; Ally Simonson, Jr.

Coach’s comments: “I’m excited about the possibilities for Fargo South-Fargo North this year. Although we lost two tremendous senior athletes last season we have a few returning athletes as well as several newcomers who will be valuable parts of our team.”

Moorhead

Coach: Toni Kleber (17th year)

Last year’s record: Third place in Class 2A, Section 8

Who’s gone: Tana Kurtti, Brooke Borgen, Bijanca Clark.

Key returners: Maren Seljevold, Sr. (finished fourth in the state on beam and qualified for state on the vault and in the all-around); Ali Krsnak, Sr.; Tabatha Roman, Fr.; Kendall Johnson, Jr.; Kylie Olson, Jr.

Coach’s comments: “(We are) looking to build on last season’s success with strong returning gymnasts and the addition of several new gymnasts. Sophomore Maren Krugler and eighth-grader Hannah Jastram are expected to make contributions immediately.”