Local Gymnasts Deliver At Nationals

ROCKFORD-All that practice continues to pay off for youngsters at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. Twenty-five of them jumped and tumbled their way to a national title recently. In all the Gymnastics Academy took HOME 90 top-ten individual awards from the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Association National Championship.

More than 150 teams compete in Louisville, Kentucky. The Academy also received the top team award for trampoline.

"Our phrase this year was believe anything is possible, and it came out that way," says head coach Ute Heger.

"I was really excited because I worked really hard," says synchronized trampoline champ Daniela Zavala. "Last year I didn't do so well, and I'm glad I won this year."

"I was so excited I wanted to bounce around everywhere," says double mini champ Grace Grant. "I'm having a hard time describing it. I don't know, it just feels awesome."

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