The Studios Unlimited Tumbling & Trampoline team had a great weekend at the USTA National Team Trials in Decatur, IL on March 12th and 13th. To say it was a perfect weekend would not be true. To say it is and was a testimony to my faith as a coach and believing in God’s plan would be a greater explanation!
About 4 weeks ago, I received the number of competitors that our athletes would have. Our intermediate team kids had 70 against them, our novice and sub-advanced kids had about 50 competitors and our beginners had around 20. These numbers are larger than national competition in some divisions! I was thinking about the consequences.. As a coach, you sometimes second guess your decisions and I have to say the numbers scared me!
I put it in God’s hands and stood on faith during the weeks preparing our team and put my faith in our athletes. I could not be more proud of our kids and their hard work certainly paid off!
The beginner, advanced beginner, sub-novice and novice divisions only take the 1st place athlete and place them on the USTA National Team. In the intermediate, sub-advanced and advanced divisions the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place athletes will earn a spot on the National Team. The athletes received flight award medals and the National Team members received a plaque and will get a National Team warmup and leotard! They will be included the opening ceremonies during Nationals this summer in Knoxville, TN and next year as well!
Results are as follows:
USTA NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS:
• AMANDA BACK-SUB-ADVANCED DM
• JADEN NOBLE-SUB-ADVANCED DM
• KADENCE MULLINS-INTERMEDIATE DM AND INTERMEDIATE TRAMPOLINE
• CARLEE ARNETT-INTERMEDIATE DM
• MICHAEL JONES-SUB-ADVANCED DM
• IAN MONTGOMERY-INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING, INTERMEDIATE DM AND INTERMEDIATE TRAMPOLINE
• OWEN MONTGOMERY-BEGINNER TRAMPOLINE AND BEGINNER DM
USTA NATIONAL TEAM
• CARLEE ARNETT-INTERMEDIATE TRAMPLINE
• AUGUSTA CAMPBELL-BEGINNER DM
• PRESLEY SMITH-NOVICE DM
• NATALIE COMBS-NOVICE TRAMPOLINE
• MALLEY VERMILLION-BEGINNER DM
• GRACE EPPERSON-SUB-ADVANCED DM
• JORDYN BLAIR-TOP 25 INTERMEDIATE TRAMPOLINE