[quote]The 9-year-old capped off a stellar season by earning "A" camp status at the 2007 USA National Top Testing Gymnastics competition, beating out 100 other gymnasts in her age group to qualify for the competition's highest honor.
Over the course of the two-day event, held Oct. 5-7 at the USA National Team Training Center in Houston, Tori scored 83 points and earned an all-expenses paid spot in the national camp, to run Dec. 1-5 at the Training Center.
USA National Top Testing Gymnastics competition event (known as Tops in the gym) run by Bela Karloyi. Top gymnasts in each age group, 9/10/11 got evaluated for skills and routine. Top 20 gymnasts earn "A" status, next top 20 earn "B" status.
How to get "A" status at Tops competition:
[quote]"Tori is very strong and also she has beautiful form," said Julia Penev, her coach at Rochester Gymnastics Academy.
"Her performance is so clean and nice, and at the same time she's strong and flexible, and that's exactly what judges want to see at this age