Kiersten Nyquist, a 4th grader at Frenchtown Elementary School, was named the Connecticut State Level 5 Gymnastics Champion in the 8-9 year age group at the meet held Feb. 9. Nyquist was the all-around winner (36.455) and earned first place on vault (9.00), balance beam (9.225) and floor exercise (9.30). She trains at GCA-C and is coached by Karen Smith.