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Photo by Dean Humphrey

Peyton Willford smiles for the judges Sunday after her floor exercise at KidzPlex.

A seriously fun sport

KidzPlex strives to strike balance for young gymnasts

Sierra Huseby looked cool and under control on the balance beam.
Nearby, 7-year-old Peyton Willford was a bundle of boundless energy, bouncing around, smiling and having the best time.
Both are gymnasts at KidzPlex and compete for Grand Junction Gymnastics.
One is just learning the sport, the other is a state club champion.
“I like competing and going places,” 12-year-old Sierra said. “It’s fun to get more skills and compete.”
She’s a quiet, unassuming girl who picked up the sport quickly.
She is a three-time state champion in the uneven bars event, and last year she added a state title in the vault.
Over the weekend, KidzPlex hosted its annual invitational, the Wild West Roundup, with nine teams and nearly 250 girls between the ages of 6 and 16 competing.


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