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Local Gymnast Heads to Western National Championships

By Ashlyn Rhodes

lilly-pruet-1This Friday Lilly Pruett, a junior at Nevada Union High School, is going to compete at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western National Championships in Spokane, Washington.  At the Western Championship, she will compete against gymnasts from almost every state west of the Mississippi.  Her parents, Kimberly and Barry Pruett, are both former gymnasts and coaches.  Her mother says gymnastics was a part of Lilly’s life since she was very young.

click to hear Kimberly Pruett

Kimberly Pruett says that gymnastics, like any competitive sport, affects the athlete as well as their family.

click to hear Kimberly Pruett

Pruett says that, despite the physical hardships and time constraints facebook_1430267313857of participating in competitive gymnastics, the sport has a great impact on athletes’ lives.

click to hear Kimberly Pruett

Lilly Pruett agrees that gymnastics has been a great help to her physically, even when applied to other sports like track.

click to hear Lilly Pruett

Pruett plans to be a college gymnast while she studies civil engineering before joining the Air Force or Navy.  She is coached by Monica and Noboru Miyagi at Miyagi Gymnastics in Auburn.facebook_1430267222073

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