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Satera Montella performs on uneven bars. Montella will be the lone senior on next year's team and will lead the chase for a ninth title.

Column: Blown away by excellence

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The 2011 Minnesota State Class A Gymnastics meets were incredibly rewarding experiences on multiple levels for everyone involved.

Over the course of two days of competition, emotions ranged from pain to ecstasy.


Satera Montella tweaked an ankle on a landing, grimaced, walked it off and proceeded to the next apparatus, where any evidence of even the slightest twinge was hidden by a great performance on uneven parallel bars.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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