Youth Sports
Riverside resident Amanda Gruber competed in the USA Gymnastics Girls State Series as part of the Level 5 team from Flying High Gymnastics in Countryside.

Gruber won the state title in the Youth D group for her vault, scoring 9.425. She also earned a fifth-place medal for her floor exercises, scoring 9.475, and a ninth-place medal for uneven parallel bars, scoring 9.1. She took fourth place all around with a combined score of 36.85.

Gruber’s performance helped her Combined Level 5 Team capture 14th place out of 56 teams.

Flying High teammate Alyssa Lancaster of Brookfield competed at the Level 8 State Meet. Lancaster earned a combined 34.75 all around, surpassing the 34.5 required to qualify for regionals.

At the Level 9 State Championship, Elly Harrell of Brookfield earned a fourth-place medal for beam (8.95) and qualified for the Region 5 Championship along with teammate Katie Carling of Brookfield.