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Student-athlete of the Week: Erica Bortfeldt


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On April 20, Niwot senior Erica Bortfeldt was crowned All-Around winner at 2019 NCAA Youth Gymnastics Challenge in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The quadrennial summer Olympic Games brings millions of new athletes to gymnastics, and after the U.S. team’s dramatic finish in the 2008 Beijing games, one of those was then-elementary school student Erica Bortfeldt.

Bortfeldt’s affinity for the sport has endured, and now, more than a decade later, the Niwot High senior competes for a club team based at Airborne Gymnastics in Longmont. On April 20, she captured the All-Around title in her division at the 2019 NCAA Youth Gymnastics Challenge, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bortfeldt was the high scorer in two of the meet’s four events, for a...

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