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Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics places fourth nationally

Youth news notes: Swishers' Johnston wins 2 more tournaments

Members of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics fourth-place national team include (back row, from left) Rachel Clayberg, Paige Kremer, Noa Marting, Jacob Gasper, Katie Boeding, Hannabelle Erickson and Emma Marting, (middle) Carley Hillebrand, Brooklin Ante, Izzy Lutgen, Mikya Britton, Hanna Marting and Claire Jaeger, and (front) Katelin Ante, Abby Cook, Melanie Lutgen, Makayla Gasper and Ella Marting. (Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics)
Members of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics fourth-place national team include (back row, from left) Rachel Clayberg, Paige Kremer, Noa Marting, Jacob Gasper, Katie Boeding, Hannabelle Erickson and Emma Marting, (middle) Carley Hillebrand, Brooklin Ante, Izzy Lutgen, Mikya Britton, Hanna Marting and Claire Jaeger, and (front) Katelin Ante, Abby Cook, Melanie Lutgen, Makayla Gasper and Ella Marting. (Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics team placed fourth nationally at the 2016 USTA Power Tumbling National Championships, just 2.7 points shy for third place.

The school also won two national division team awards — advanced beginners boys’ level and sub-beginners girls’ level — and placed second in the beginners girls’ level.

Moser also ranked fourth in advanced beginner girls and beginner boys, and placed in five other divisions.

“We as coaches are very pleased with our athletes individual national rankings and national team rankings 2016,” Debbie Moser said in a release. “They set goals, work hard, stay focused, and always strive to do their very best for themselves and for their team.”

SWISHERS JOHNSTON WINS TWICE

Ian Johnston, 15, of Swisher won back-to-back Iowa Junior PGA Golf titles recently.

Johnston shot an even-par 71 to capture the Junior Tour Mid Summer Classic by one stroke at The Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City on July 18, then won the Iowa PGA Junior Tour Championships with 1-under-par 71 to win by three strokes at Lake Panorama Golf Course in Panora on July 21.

He tied for the low round in the all the boys’ divisions at the Tour Championships. Johnston carded three birdies and an eagle to win the Tour championships.

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