Balance, flexibility and strength, combine all three and you have gymnastics. Michelle Monroe is the head team coach at North Crest Gymnastics in Sauk Rapids, she says kids strive to do their best while in the sport.
WJON's All-Star Student of the Week participated in all of the events at the Minnesota Men's State Gymnastic Championships. He ended up taking third place in the all-around, and first place on one of his favorite events. His coach says it's great having him on the team.
North Crest Activity Center's Gymnastics team is home to two state champions. This week's All-Star Student is one of those champions, who has become a level eight gymnast. His coach says his skills go beyond an athlete because he has become a role model to the younger gymnasts.
US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas won perhaps the most coveted title in her sport when she took the gold medal in the women's all-around competition on Thursday in London, becoming the first African-American female gymnast to ever win individual Olympic gold.