EVENDALE, Ohio - An Olympic hopeful in gymnastics competed in the Tri-State on Sunday.
20-year-old Hayley Butcher of St. John, Ind., competed at the Cincinnati Premier Trampoline and Tumbling Invitational. The event took place at The Sphere/Sports Plus on Reading Road in Evendale.
It's the first foreign sanctioned Trampoline and Tumbling competition to take place in Greater Cincinnati. The event featured athletes of all ages and skill levels. It was hosted by Kristi Huff and the KTT Booster Club of Kristi's Tumbling and Trampoline.
The competition allows certain athletes to move on to the Olympic trials in the hopes of competing in London this summer. Butcher was the highest scoring female trampolinist at the World Championships in 2009.
"I need to get out there and keep competing and make sure I can do my routines when I'm in front of the judges," said Butcher. "I can do it all the time in practice but I need to be able to do it at the time of competition."
Sunday's competition also featured Jozef Wadecki from Poland. He is a tumbler who can do three double somersaults in the straight position.
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