By Riley Devlin
As far back as I can remember, I have always loved doing tumbling. Tumbling is performing acrobatics, such as back handsprings, cartwheels, aerials, and back tucks, usually on a mat or floor. At the age of five, I started cheerleading and tumbling is a big part of cheer. Tumbling pretty much came naturally to me. Tumbling takes a lot of practice to perfect.
My mom bought me tumbling mats and I practice every day. It is difficult and frustrating when learning a new tumble, but once you get it, it is so exciting and makes all the practice worth it. Right now, I am trying to perfect my back tuck. I practice at least an hour a day and sometimes I get it but not always. I will not stop until I perfect it!
Being good at tumbling helps with my cheerleading. If you are good at doing flips, a lot of the time, cheer coaches will put you in the front of routines and give you solo performances, which makes me feel happy. I still have some work to do, but I will not stop until l I have all of my flips.
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