Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jaxson Bruce, a fifth-grader at Plainview School, recently represented DeKalb County in California at the National Judges Cup. 

At the Level 7 Alabama Judges Cup in Mountain Brook last month, the top six girls qualified to represent Alabama in the National Judges Cup in Santa Clara, Calif. where they competed in Bars, Beam, Floor, and Vault. Alabama State Team finished 11 out of 16 in the competition. 

Jaxson is eleven and has been competing in gymnastics now for 5 years. She has been in gymnastics since she was 3 years old. She was Level 1 Bar and Floor State Champion as a 7-year-old, Level 4 floor, and beam state champion as an 8-year-old, Level 5 bars state champion as a 9-year-old and made it last year to the Level 7 Regional Championship at age 10. She takes at North Alabama Gymnastics Center in Fort Payne. 

”I am thankful for this opportunity to represent our state and this was a fun experience. My favorite part was getting to meet new people and visiting San Francisco,” said Jaxson. “I was able to do things I’ve never got to do.”

Congratulations Jaxson, you represent DeKalb County well and we look forward to seeing you as you advance in your sport.

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