Local athletes earn spots on nat’l tumbling / trampoline teams
Bailey Williams, 11, daughter of Kevin and Angie Williams of Orange; and Logan Billiot, 10, son of Orlean and Cheri Billiot of Mauriceville, were accepted to the team, a developmental program designed to track young higher level athletes through their athletic career. To be eligible for the team an athlete must be age 9-14 and have competed as a level nine or 10 placing in the top six of a national event.
Only 16 11-year-old females from the U.S. were accepted to the tumbling team to which Williams was named. Billiot was one of only eight 10-year-old males named to the double-mini team.
Coach Billiot was thrilled at the news and was quick to express the hard work and dedication each of these athletes have put forth in order to get to this point. “To be a level nine or 10 at those ages is a tremendous accomplishment.They both are on track for many big things to come.”
Both athletes along with Coach Billiot will travel to the EliteDevelopment training camp in late October. They will train along with other team members where they will be trained by the top coaches in the world such as U.S. Olympic Trampoline coach Dmitri Poliarush.
For more information on the Horizons Tumbling and Trampoline program, call 745-2678.