Eleven-year-old gymnast Danielle Norris is practicing a roundoff back tuck dismount for her balance beam routine. She has a meet coming up soon, and later this month she’s competing in the state championship. Danielle’s mom, Karen Norris, says she practices about 22 hours a week.
“When Danielle was first invited to join the team and they told us the amount of hours that were involved, we were a little taken aback by that,” Norris said. “That was fourth grade.”
Danielle said that made for some very long days.