Amy Ristvedt
Amy Ristvedt


Alexandria, MN

High School:


North Crest Gymnastics

NIU Career Bests: Beam - 9.775; Floor - 9.850; Vault - 9.800.

2006: As a junior, saw action on the vault (10 meets), beam (nine) and floor exercise (six). Showed her consistency on the vault with all of her scores landing between 9.575 and 9.750 for a season average of 9.678. Scored a 9.700 three times, including at the MAC Championships (3-25). Tied for fourth versus Michigan State (3-5) and also took fourth on vault at Eastern Michigan (2-18) with a 9.725. Placed fifth at Bowling Green (2-4), scoring 9.700 and was seventh at the Missouri Cat Classic after a 9.750. Averaged a career-best 9.433 in nine beam routines. Scored a career best 9.775 on the event versus Michigan State. Came through with a 9.700 on beam in the Huskie Triangular Meet (1-29) and scored a 9.625 at Kent State (3-12). Tied for third on beam at Eastern Michigan with a 9.600. In limited time on the floor exercise, scored a season high 9.675 versus Western Michigan (2-12).

2005: Competed in 13 meets for the Huskies on vault, 11 on floor exercise and eight on beam. Tied her career high with a 9.800 on the vault in the Illinois State Championships (3-19) where she finished third. Earned 11 scores of 9.600 or higher in 13 outings on vault and averaged a 9.652 for the year. Took second on the vault versus Bowling Green (2-6) and posted the top score on that event versus Illinois State (2-19) and Eastern Michigan (1-23). Also tied for third on vault at the Michigan State (1-30) and Western Michigan (3-13) meets. Third on the floor exercise at Bowling Green with a 9.750 but posted her top score of 9.800 against MAC leader Central Michigan (3-20). Averaged a 9.634 in 11 floor routines with a 9.600 or above in nine events. Posted a career-best 9.700 on the beam at Western Michigan after a 9.625 on that event at Ball State (3-4). Averaged a 9.234 score on the beam for the year.

2004: Cracked the line-up in the vault and floor exercise in every meet as a freshman. Consistent vaulter who posted a season high score of 9.800 versus Ball State (2-15) and at the MAC Championships (3-19) but all 11 of her vault scores on the season were between 9.675 and 9.800. Her season vault average was 9.739. Took second on the vault for NIU in three meets. Highest score on the floor came at the MAC Championships with a mark of 9.850. Rated a mark of 9.700 or above in seven outings on the floor, including four times posting a 9.750. Scored a season high 9.550 on the beam in the State of Illinois Classic (3-13) and averaged a 9.325 on the beam in three appearances.

Prep: Six-time USA Gymnastics regional competitor for North Crest Gymnastics, took second place on the balance beam at the 2002 Level 10 regional meet and was an alternate for the national competition. Finished third in the vault at the 1998 Level 9 national meet and returned for a 10th-place showing the following year. Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Majoring in Organizational and Corporate Communications. Born August 15, 1984. Daughter of Susan and Wayne Ristvedt.

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