The young gymnasts at Spirals Foundation are springing their way to the top in this season’s competitions, already landing 100 medals and five trophies so far. The girls, ranging from in age from 10-15 years old, practice more than 20 hours a week at UCSB’s Robertson Gym under the tutelage of coaches Andy Klunder and Lisa Miller, who are working to fast-track the athletes to success and ultimately international competitions. “We’re really looking to turn over a new leaf for the county this weekend,” said Klunder of the upcoming state competition. The Spirals girls are aiming to place in the top five out of 132 gyms in Southern California.
By Caitlin Fitch