West Hills gymnast Tori Anderson won the San Diego Section optional all-around championship last year, with a double flip in floor exercises and a chronic back injury to boot.
Anderson was featured in a recently published article at UT San Diego.com that delves into her skills and love of gymnastics with insights from her coach, Liz Ladley.
She tops the list of San Diego area gymnasts to watch this season, and the UT suggests she'll have a good shot at a championship repeat.
Anderson said her back pain is aggrevated by her gymnastics, and was "almost unbearable" at the end of last season, but she beared through it for the championship. She took first in floor exercises, the beam and the vault, helping West Hills take third in team standings.
Anderson told the UT:
“It’s really fun just being able to do flips on the floor and swing on the bars,” Anderson said. “It just makes you feel good about yourself. You’re staying fit and healthy, and you can do these cool tricks. Also, you’re part of a team, and your teammates and coaches become like a family.”
The second page of the article is a preview of the upcoming gymnastic season, which outlines teams and players to watch. Along with Anderson, West Hills gymnast Carly MacBeth is listed.