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Area Gymnast Competes in USA Gymnastics National TOPs Testing Event, earns invite to upcoming National Camp: Sofia Stephens successfully competed in the TOPs National Testing held in Indianapolis, Oct. 5-7. After qualifying through a statewide selection process conducted over the summer, Sofia joined approximately 300 8, 9, and 10-year old top scoring gymnasts from 40 different states. Once in Indianapolis, Sofia was rigorously evaluated for gymnastics skills and physical abilities. At stake, a national training camp invitation and the opportunity to learn from the USA Gymnastics National Team coaching staff. “I had a great two days of testing, but so did a lot of girls. It’s very competitive. I’m excited about going to camp and doing my best,” Sofia said. Sofia trains in Stuart under Coach Val Mas at 360 Gymnastics. Her gymnastics journey may also be followed on Instagram @SEAS2028 or @360_gymnastics_stuart.

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