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Three American Gold gymnasts commit to NCAA programs

Katelyn Barth, Maddie Dukart and Ava Obermoller, all competitive athletes at American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo, committed to NCAA programs in the fall of 2022.

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Katelyn Barth, Maddie Dukart and Ava Obermoller, all athletes at American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo and members of the 2022 high school graduating class, have committed to compete in NCAA women's gymnastics programs.
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FARGO — Three local high school student-athletes and their coaches, teammates and families celebrated their respective commitments to NCAA gymnastics programs on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

They are the largest group from the same graduating class to do so in the history of American Gold Gymnastics in Fargo, said Whitney Beck, competitive director and head coach.

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Ava Obermoller, Katelyn Barth and Maddie Dukart, along with their families, celebrate commitments to NCAA women's gymnastics programs on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Fargo South High School.
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Katelyn Barth and Maddie Dukart, both seniors at Fargo Davies High School, and Ava Obermoller, a senior at Hawley High School, are all Level 10 gymnasts at AGG.

Level 10 is the highest competitive level of USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for the sport in the United States.

Beck said the graduates represent the seventh, eighth and ninth AGG athletes since 2015 to compete in NCAA programs.

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“This speaks volumes not only about these young ladies and their talent, but also about the continued success of the program at American Gold and the opportunities it's helped create for the athletes who call AGG home,” Beck said.

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Katelyn Barth, a senior at Fargo Davies High School, has committed to the University of Nebraska women's gymnastics program. Here, she competes on the bars at the Northern Lights Invitational in Minneapolis in March 2021.
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Barth is committed to the women’s gymnastics program at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

She was the 2021 North Dakota USA Gymnastics Level 10 state champion in vault, beam, floor and all-around, earning her a berth to the 2021 Level 10 Regional Championships.

She follows in the footsteps of 2015 Fargo South High School graduate Sienna Crouse of American Gold, who went on to become a six-time NCAA All-American at Nebraska.

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Maddie Dukart, a senior at Fargo Davies High School, has committed to the NCAA women's gymnastics program at Central Michigan University. Here, she competes on the bars at the USA Gymnastics Level 10 Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida in May 2021.
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Dukart accepted a full athletic scholarship to compete in women’s gymnastics at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

She made her third trip to the USA Gymnastics Level 10 National Championships in the 2021 post-season where she finished seventh on vault, 13th on balance beam and 19th in all-around.

The CMU Chippewas finished the 2021 season ranked 26th in the NCAA.

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Ava Obermoller, a senior at Hawley High School, has committed to the NCAA women's gymnastics program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Here, she competes on bars at the Northern Lights Invitational in Minneapolis in March 2021.
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Obermoller rounds out the 2022 Level 10 class as a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire commit. She was a 2019 North Dakota USA Gymnastics state champion on vault, uneven bars and all-around and is a multi-year Regional Championships qualifier at Level 9 and 10.

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