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Wintz earns top honors at State Gymnastics meet

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LAVISTA — Lauren Wintz is once again the State Champion.

Earning her fifth Nebraska state championship for her division in seven years, the Cedar Catholic senior has surely made a name for herself in gymnastics.

Wintz is a part of the Flippers Gymnastics team, and on March 31, she was named the age 15+ Diamond division All-Around Champion.

To be named All-Around Champion, a gymnast needs to finish with the top overall score from four events.

Events are scored out of 10 points. The Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, and Floor scores are then combined to name the overall champion.

After earning second in Vault, third in Uneven Bars, and second on the Beam,

Wintz’s floor routine earned the second highest score of any event that day, surging her past Taylor Ramaekers of Omega School of Gymnastics to be crowned Nebraska State Champion.

Wintz finished with a cumulative score of 35.600, just 0.100 higher than Ramaekers.

Wintz now advances to the Regional meet in Minneapolis, Minn., April 28.

If she surpasses the qualifying score, she would be eligible to compete at Nationals in Branson, Mo., later this year.

Wintz competed at the National Gymnastics competition in Sevierville, Tenn., last year.

A senior at Cedar Catholic, Wintz is the daughter of Jerry and Kristi Wintz, Hartington.

Wintz started competitive gymnastics in 2013 and has been the Nebraska State Champion in her division ve out of the last seven years.

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