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.
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." ...