Gymnastics is a sport that takes tons of hard work and determination, but for Sheridan Ottosen its all for the love of the sport.
Coal Ridge High School sophomore Sheridan Ottosen is a part of the Grand Junction gymnastics academy team that works out at the Kidzplex gym in Grand Junction. 13 gymnasts from Kidzplex have qualified to the USAG Xcel Region 3 Championships this weekend in Galveston, Texas.
"They give all their hard work out in practice then it shows in the meets. Sometimes we obviously have those lulls but it’s really good", said Head Coach Cammi Muhr
Sheridan placed 4th in this year’s state meet on the Diamond level
and can’t wait to compete at regionals.
“I’m just looking forward to the whole experience. This is my second time going to regionals but I’m super excited it is in Texas this year", said Ottosen.
Sheridan personality in and out of the gym is contagious.
"She always has that good attitude. She is smiling all the time”, said Muhr
For Ottosen the gym has always felt like a second home.
“Ever since I was little you could just tell I was super excited bouncing around the whole gym everywhere. It just helped relieve stress and every time I come to the gym it makes me it happy", said Ottosen.