Kara Witgen
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    Kara Witgen

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Romeo, Mich.

    High School:
    Romeo

    Height:
    5-1

    Event:
    All-Around

    Club:
    Olympia Gymnastics Academy

    03/18/2014

    Kara Witgen Named MPSF Newcomer of the Week

    It is the first career award for the Romeo, Mich., native.

    HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Romeo High School...member of the National Honor Society...maintained a 3.5 GPA all four years...competed at the club level for Olympia Gymnastics Academy...coached by Lori Koch and Deanna Sigler...Level 10 national competitor in 2013...Level 10 regional competitor in 2012...state and regional Level 9 champion in 2010...two-time Level 9 national competitor (2009-10).

    PERSONAL: Full name is Kara AnnMarie Witgen...daughter of David and Beth Witgen...father was an All-American wrestler at Olivet College...has one older brother, Kyle, who is a junior on the Olivet wrestling team...majoring in behavioral sciences...future plans include working in the intelligence field...hobbies include any outdoor physical activities, watching movies and beanbag tournaments with the family and friends...favorite event is the floor exercise, because while "it's hard to pick a favorite, I like tumbling and feel like I can perform my skills as well as I can and leave everything out on the floor. It is a tiring and a hard event to compete, but I feel like it is very rewarding when I compete to the best of my ability"...member of Cadet Squadron 30.

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