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Prep gymnastics: SPASH trio takes different paths to finding their specialty

1:27 AM, Mar. 1, 2013
Competing on uneven bars during the regular season, SPASH's Paige Kurszewski earned a berth in the WIAA Division 1 Individual State Meet scheduled for tonight in Wisconsin Rapids on balance beam.
Competing on uneven bars during the regular season, SPASH's Paige Kurszewski earned a berth in the WIAA Division 1 Individual State Meet scheduled for tonight in Wisconsin Rapids on balance beam.
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Like an industrial magnet Paige Kurszewski and Amanda Byrum were pulled into their specialties during their youth gymnastic careers while competing for the Stevens Point YMCA program.

Byrum, a junior at Stevens Point Area Senior High, fell in love with the uneven bars, while Kurszewski, a senior, quickly discovered an affinity for the balance beam.

"It's kind of been my event since I began competing on varsity as a freshman," Kurszewski said. "It's kind of a challenging event and it scares some people away, but I like the challenge and I just kept trying to perfect it." ...

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