Three local gymnasts will participate in the Region 4 Gymnastics Meet this weekend in St. Paul.

     On Sunday, March 17, Carley Knutson was named the North Dakota State Gymnastic Champion for the Excel Gold Level. Carley punched her ticket to advance to the Region 4 meet, along with her teammates, Emily Bowman, who placed sixth, and Shayla Azure, who placed fifth in the Excel Silver Level. Carley and Emily will compete at regionals on Saturday, April 27, and Shayla competes on Friday, April 26.

    Three other young gymnasts competed in the state meet on March 17: KK Volker, Haley Voss and Kasey Fritz, who all notched their first state competition. KK, Haley and Kasey competed in Level 3, which does not advance on to regionals.