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Rancho Santa Fe best friends tops at recent trampoline championships

Ava Thorpe and Jenna Shapiro
Ava Thorpe and Jenna Shapiro

Rancho Santa Fe BFF’s Ava Thorpe and Jenna Shapiro recently won big at State and Regional T & T (Tumbling and Trampoline) Championships.  Having just returned from the Las Vegas Regional Championships, Ava won the Regional Championship in trampoline where Jenna took third in their own divisions. Ironically, in April, Jenna won the State Championship in trampoline and Ava took third respectively.

The girls train at Bounce, California where coaches Glen (the first U.S. collegiate trampoline champion), Phi (a local champion gymnast from Poway), Steve and Susan train a team of kids, including Elite competitors.  The girls are at the gym at least three times per week and daily in the weeks before competitions.  They go to school together, train together and play together.  You will find them upside down more than right side up…doing leaps, round-offs, ballet, and dance wherever they go, including the beach, the play-zones like Skyzone, or even hallways of hotels.

Next up, they head to Kansas City, Missouri to compete in the Junior Olympics, National Championships.

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