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June 26, 2013

Nelson comes up big at Junior Olympic Nationals

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“Region 6 never placed as long as I’ve been on the team, and it was so exciting to be part of that great finish. We cheered each other on, and the team atmosphere is a lot different from individual performances. I had so much fun doing both, and it’s great our team performed so well. We got medals and a plaque.”

Nelson also received a nice individual honor and was invited to attend a national training camp at USA Gymnastics training center at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville,Texas. Bela and Marta Karolyi’s ranch has been designated as the official site of the US Olympic Training Center, and only the top five all around finishers were selected.

“We just got the paperwork, and it will be held in late September,” said Nelson. “It’s an honor to be invited and have the chance to get pointers from the best coaches in the country. I’m going to take a short time to enjoy everything, but then I’ll have to set new goals for myself.”

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