Superior Spartan Tumbled her way to State

By KBJR News 1

March 8, 2012 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Giselle Sziron was on a search for something new...for that, she turned to the Superior High School gymnastics team.

Last Friday, she tumbled her way right into the Wisconsin State Gymnastics Championship, competing as an individual in the floor exercise, in which Sziron finished 11th place in the state...only as a freshman.

Power...grace...and determination is what goes through Giselle's head during her floor routine...although she's practiced it hundreds of times, when she competes, only one time counts.

"I like being under pressure, it's sometimes difficult to be under pressure but i like it, it makes me go harder...something inside me gets all ' I can do this '," Sziron said.

Giselle travels to Wisconsin Rapids for the state meet and Superior Head Coach Heidi Larsen says that Giselle's hard work helped her get there.

"She is very, very hardworking; she comes in, she knows what she has to do, she gets her work done...not only is she a great gymnast, she's a great teammate," Larsen said.

Since Giselle qualified as an individual on the floor exercise, without her teammates by her side, she plans on keeping a clear head during the meet.

"I think trying not to think about it so much is what's going to help me more, cause if I over think things, I always mess up," Sziron said.

"What do you need me to do as a coach, and she does have a good role, if she needs me, she'll give me the look, like 'what do i do?', " Larsen said.

Giselle's pre-meet ritual is one that she can't go to a competition day without.

"My mom always makes me oatmeal for breakfast so I always have oatmeal...so that makes me feel more capable," Sziron said.

Another thing that Giselle is capable of is representing Superior to the best of her ability.

"She knows she's representing our school, and she takes it serious, and even if she takes a fall, she gets up with her pride and does an amazing job finishing her routine," Larsen said.

Even though this is her first time representing Superior High School at the State Championships, she hopes to make an appearance for years to come.

"I really want to get better every single year, since I'm only a freshman I want to see what my best is as a senior," Sziron said.

"I think she's looking forward to progress and get better as the years go on, to continue to make it back to state in the upcoming years," Larsen said.

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