Acreage Gymnast Earns Invite To National Camp

Sofia Stephens

Acreage resident Sofia Stephens successfully competed in the TOPs National Testing held in Indianapolis from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7.

After qualifying through a statewide selection process conducted over the summer, Stephens joined approximately 300 top-scoring gymnasts ages 8 through 10 from 40 different states.

Once in Indianapolis, she was rigorously evaluated for gymnastics skills and physical abilities. At stake was a December national training camp invitation and the opportunity to learn from the USA Gymnastics national team coaching staff.

“I had a great two days of testing, but so did a lot of girls. It’s very competitive. I’m excited about going to camp and doing my best,” Stephens said.

Stephens trains in Stuart under coach Val Mas at 360 Gymnastics. Her gymnastics journey can be followed on Instagram @SEAS2028.