Eyes on rep team
MADISON Ammenhauser is in her sixth year of gymnastics and determined to make her first state team.
The Warwick Gymnastics Club member was inspired to try the sport by her aunt Nicole Bourke, one of the best female gymnastics to go through the Warwick club.
She competed in this year's state championships in Brisbane at level 5 for a best of ninth on vault and has visions of a placing next year.
Her coach Laura Lancaster said Madison was best at vault and floor.
“She has a lot of potential and could easily make a state team at level 5 next year,” Lancaster said.
“Madison is extremely strong and tall enough to mix it with the best on level 5.”
Lancaster has been Madison's main coach during her six-year career.
She coached Madison in levels 1-2 and again in levels 4-5.
The Warwick gymnast qualified for the state championships after winning silver on beam and bronze on vault, floor and overall at the regionals.
There have been plenty of placings for Madison this year. She was second on vault, beam, floor and overall at the Warwick Invitational and third on bars.
Madison won some gold medals at level two and third and the odds are she will enjoy some victories on level five as she gains more experience.
Away from the gym, Madison spends some time at home teaching her little sister Mia about the sport.
“Mia has just started,” Madison said.
Madison will be on the road again with her family to a competition at Maroochydore in 10 days.
Like any budding sports star, she works hard with between four and eight training sessions a week.