Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com
Last summer, Cockrell Elementary 4th grader Addison Pegg watched eagerly as her favorite gymnasts, Simone Biles and Madison Kocian, represented the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Addison, 9, is currently a Level 3, Division 2 gymnast at Prosper Athletics where she trains over 20 hours per week. “They are hard on me to help make me better, but they are nice also,” says Addison. “I have lots of friends there too, so that makes it fun.” Her mother, Heather, says, “Her dad and I admire Addison and her dedication to the sport. She gives up a lot of her summer and free time.”
In April, Addison attended the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) State Gymnastics Meet in Dallas where she took 1st Place All Around. She also took the gold in floor and silver in the uneven bars.
“I work really hard on my form like keeping my toes pointed and legs straight,” Addison said. “The small things make the difference with the judges.” Addison says the event she finds most difficult is the vault, but her favorite is the bars. Addison says, “I really like the bars because of the flipping.”
With her 1st place win, Addison finished the 2017 TAAF season with the highest honors and is now training to join the USA Gymnastics circuit as a level 4 gymnast.