The North Shore Flairs traveled to Fort Worth the weekend of January 29-31 to compete in the annual Metroplex Challenge. The Level 9 team earned a big victory taking first place team over a strong field. The Level 9 team was led by Julia Knower who finished first on bars and first in the all-around with a 37.25 despite an uncharacteristic fall on beam. She was closely followed by Sierra Ballard who earned Silver on floor and in the all-around. In the older division Erin Sellers took gold on bars-9.55 and the all-around and silver on floor and vault. Lacy Marchand won silver on bars-9.50 and all-around.
Level 8s would not be outdone and they worked hard to win the Level 8 team over a strong Oklahoma team with a 111.925-111.875. Alana Batiste won beam with a 9.5 and finished 2nd in the all-around. Maddie Quinlan had an exceptional 9.70 bar routine for Gold and she was 3rd all-around.
Other strong performances included Nikki Kieff's 9.30 vault, Abbie Vollenweider's 9.30 on bars for 4th, Carolanne Vanzandt's 7th place finish on beam, Christen Chehardy's 6th place floor finish-9.40, Emma Lavelle's silver medal-9.40- finish on beam, Chandler Dalton's 6th place finish on floor and Caroline Scheuermann's 4th place beam. Olivia on the "big podium"!!