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Local gymnast earn USA National Team honors

(Left to right) Nora Brewer, Ciarra Miller and Ly Bui.

CORALVILLE– Nine-year-old Ly Bui of Swisher is one of six local gymnasts who earned spots on USA Gymnastics National Teams. All of the athletes train at Iowa Gym-Nest in Coralville and Iowa City. Four of the athletes are part of the Talent Opportunity Program, also known as TOPs, a program used to seek out talent at an early age and help guide the coaches through the USA Gymnastics athlete pipeline to become Hopes and elite gymnasts.
Scores for 7-year-olds Lyla Brewer and Greta Krob at regional testing qualified them to be a part of the TOPs National Diamond Team. They are in the top 50 7-year-olds in the country. Bui (9 years old) and Ciarra Miller (10 years old) qualified to National TOPs testing by finishing in the top 100 for their age group at regional testing. Both girls earned a spot on the TOPs National A Team based on their performance at National TOPs Testing. Only 45 8-to-10-year-olds qualify to this team.
Nora Brewer (9-years-old) is part of the National Developmental Invite team. She was selected for this team after the National TOPs testing in 2016 by National Team Coordinator Valeri Luikin.
Adeline Kenlin is a Junior International Elite on the USA Gymnastics National Team. She earned her spot by finishing fourth all around in the junior division at the National Championships. Kenlin finished first on the balance beam at the US Classics. She has competed outside of the country representing the United States and helping them to a first place finish in Jesolo, Italy.
Iowa Gym-Nest is the only gym in the region, at this time, to have this number of girls on USA Gymnastics National Teams.
Owner of Iowa Gym-nest, Paige Roth, said, “We are extremely proud of all the hard work our girls have put in and are very excited for their successes. We are eager to see where their journey takes them.”
Kenlin and Coach Mary Wise are currently training at the National Team Training Center in Texas under the direction of Valeri Luikin and the National Staff. Brewer, Bui, and Miller will attend training camps at the NTTC this month with coach Paige Roth.
Adeline Kenlin, Lyla and Nora Brewer are from Iowa City. Ly Bui is from Swisher. Ciarra Miller is from Kalona and Greta Krob is from West Branch.