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Cardinal senior Briquelle Bowden was the State Class A runner-up on bars Saturday, posting a 9.45. She earned a state championship on beam with a new personal best 9.6 and finished second in the all-around with a new school record and personal record of 37.95. (File photo, Echo Press)

State Class A gymnastics: Bowden, Wendel are state champs

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Alexandria's Briquelle Bowden and Hannah Wendel knew the Class A state gymnastics meet wasn't the time to hold anything back.

This was a chance to prove themselves against the state's best. For Bowden, the lone senior on the Alexandria team, this was her career. That's why both went out and performed like they had nothing to lose on their way to capturing a couple state titles at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion this past Saturday.


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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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