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Le Mars gymnastics club begins competitions

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm

The Turn Around Dance and Gymnastics Studio in Le Mars purchased another gymnastics and dance facility in Storm Lake, during the month of July of 2015.

The Turn Around is now home to the GK Blaze gymnastics team in Le Mars as well as the GK Storm gymnastics team in Storm Lake. Both teams compete together to form one large team of GK Gymnastics. Peyton Small, of Akron, participates on the Bronze Team.

The GK Gymnastics teams opened their 2016 competition by traveling to Des Moines on the weekend of January 15 – 17 to compete in the 2016 Winter Classic Invitational hosted by Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute with 1,290 gymnasts competing.

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    By Steve Peterson

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