Amarillo gymnasts Blake and Chandler Graham to represent Team USA

Sisters Blake and Chandler Graham of Amarillo were selected to represent TEAM USA in the Tumbling and Trampoline (T&T) discipline of Gymnastics, to represent the United States in an international competition.

The T&T discipline consists of the trampoline, tumbling, and double-mini competitions. Both sisters have won two national titles within their age and level groups in the double mini, which is a two-phase event consisting of a mount of the angle part of the double mini trampoline and a dismount off the flat part of the apparatus with a series of flips and twists before sticking a landing on the mat.

While it is not an Olympic sport yet, the double mini trampoline is recognized by the International Federation of Gymnastics for various international events as well as the World Games.

Blake Graham, the older of the two sisters at 15 years old, was selected to the Junior National Team as an elite specialist in the double mini. Next month she will travel to Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, to take place in the national team training camp. Blake is a sophomore at Tascosa High School, where she also plays volleyball.

Blake Graham, 15, was selected to the Junior National Team USA as an elite specialist in the double mini.  Next month she will travel to Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, to take place in the national team training camp.

Her younger sister, Chandler Graham, who is 13 years old, will represent USA Gymnastics Nov. 20-27 at the World Age Group Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. To prepare for this competition, she will be joining her team of athletes in October at a training prep camp. Chandler was also selected to the USA Elite Development Program Team, which identifies gymnasts as potential national team members. Chandler is an eighth-grader at Austin Middle School. She also plays volleyball, basketball and runs track.

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