Local Gymnast Wins Big Title

by Courtney Wheaton on February 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

A local gymnast travels to Chicago and brings home the gold.

Ten-year-old fifth grader from Maysville Elementary, Anna Devolld competed this past weekend at the Chicago Style Meet . She represented Zanesville Gymnastics and won the first all around for her competition level.

" Well it was a really big competition there was over 4,000 girls there, I almost cried when I got up there," said Devolld.

Passionate about competing, Devolld started gymnastics when she was just two and a half- years- old. Her training schedule is evidence of her hard work.

" I go four hours Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays and five on Saturdays. I do every event usually, and sometimes I have good days and sometimes I don’t," said Devolld.

Devolld and the 72 member Zanesville Gymnastics team will be competing again this weekend at the first ever Fieldhouse Y City Invitational on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. More than 200 gymnast from all over the state are expected to compete.