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Local kids tumble to National Championships

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Sports are fun, especially when you are winning and at Champion Trampoline and Tumbling, they're dong a lot of both.  

This year the club went to nationals and brought home five national titles, and finished in the Top 10 in 25 of 41 events.  

"So, I got first in double mini, and I got second on floor and second in trampoline," said 12-year-old champion Leighton Snyder.

"It was the largest one they've ever had - 145 teams - and with just my 14 athletes, these young ones, we were ranked one of the top 12 in the country," said head coach Holly Logsdon.

For these kids tumbling is fun, but it's a lot of work and a lot of time. Which means a lot of sacrifices, which these kids don't seem to mind one bit.  

"Mostly I don't mind because it's really fun to do, and when she pushes you, you know you're going to get better no matter what," said 9-year-old champion, Mia Brown.

From 4-year-old Stella Maxim to 12-year-old Caitlyn Bowman, they credit their coach.

Tumbling will be an event in the Olympics this year giving these kids a goal to shoot for in the future.  

"It makes me work even harder," said Zyan Estes.

"It feels good to see something that you're good at in the Olympics," said Snyder.

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