Dora’s TNT Tumblers win another state championship
by W. Brian Hale
Dec 21, 2013 | 2151 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The TNT Tumblers competition team captured another state championship in a recent meet that saw more than 1,000 gymnasts and 62 teams take part.
The TNT Tumblers competition team captured another state championship in a recent meet that saw more than 1,000 gymnasts and 62 teams take part.
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DORA — Another state championship gymnastics meet equaled another state title for the TNT Tumblers program.

Since its inception in 1999, the Dora-based program has racked-up scores of titles, most notably at the state competition level.

At the 2013 Alabama Compulsory State Championships on Dec. 6-8, the Tumblers overcame a field of 62 teams and over 1,000 competing gymnasts to bring championship gold back to Walker County.

The members of the title-winning team are Bryleigh Thompson, Karlea Cox, Caroline Cunningham, Maci Beaty, Madison Wagnon, Sunny Davis, Camden Johnson, Alyssa Sides, Kameryn Tucker, Mary Campbell, Anna Dill, Ansley Chambers, Peyton Rouse, Kaitlin Stone, Lillian Stone, Lilly Bray, Lilly Hicks, McKenzie Browning, Cassie Hicks, Maleah Humphries and Mallory Ledbetter.

Regina Dollar, head of the TNT Tumblers program, stated her pride in her team’s accomplishments, as well as the program’s winning the Patterson Award for the second consecutive year — given to the team with the highest all-around score at the “Bama Jama” competition held at the University of Alabama.

The award is named after legendary gymnastics and national championship Alabama coach, Sarah Patterson.

“I’m really excited about TNT and what our girls have accomplished,” Dollar said.

“Our girls work very hard to hone and constantly hone their skills — and the championships we have won is a testament to the effort they make every week.”

Dollar also cited the efforts of her staff members and team coaches — Kerry Carpenter, Mallory Pritchett, Shara Robbins, Amy May and Michelle Constance — who are all instrumental in developing the young gymnasts in championship winners.