|

Baton twirler knows how to strut

Twirler Sophia Barden won the Baton Strut competition at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships last month. Courtesy photo
Twirler Sophia Barden won the Baton Strut competition at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships last month. Courtesy photo

Eleven-year-old Sophia Barden, daughter of Craig and Cynthia Barden of El Dorado Hills, won a national title in baton twirling held this year in Fairborn, Ohio.

The U.S. National Championships were held July 9-14 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. With more than 600 athletes, Sophia competed in four events, winning Baton Strut and placing second in both the Solo and Two Baton competitions. She also competed and earned a spot on the International Cup team that will travel to the Netherlands next August to compete in the world championships. She was the youngest twirler to earn a spot.

Sophia will enter sixth grade and is a student of Kellie Donovan-Perlman of the Revolution Twirl Club and Carrie Bergeron of Flip and Twist.

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=23868

This story falls on page "7"
Posted by on Aug 7 2012.
Last Login:
Filed under Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Dean Kofford: The reason I live here is the quality of life and the environment. We have the choices of either...
  • John Kerhlikar: The best solution is to get supervisor Serna to vote NO on the expansion. We only need one more NO to...
  • Upset: If this goes forward, I will sell my home in EDH. As it is now we are disrupted daily with numerous low flying...
  • Ellen: You did a great job on this, Julie. Excellent. I hear so little talk of this, but so many people are effected!...
  • Paul Morris: Alexis did an amazing job providing direct support to my daughter who is a victim of stalking and...