Last year Jameson was selected from 150 boys to receive one of five scholarships to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. In December he won the boys’ 10-and-under tournament at the Broward Local Holiday Classic. He then went on to win the Halpatiokee Park junior local tournament in March.
Ruben, an honor roll student, is a level 7 regional and national champion in trampoline and tumbling. In 2009, he received a perfect score on the vault at the Las Vegas Black Jack meet and was also a level 6 gold medalist in trampoline and tumbling at the Junior Olympics.
Matthew, a senior brown belt, won gold in the sparring and free design form competitions at the Birmingham regional taekwondo championships in March. He also took home silver in the traditional form contest. When he’s not competing in taekwondo, Matthew plays football and baseball.
It’s not easy to get one past Fiona. As a defender for the Eclipse Select girls’ team, she helped her squad to a Number 1 national ranking and a spot in the Elite Club National League national championships, which will be held in July. Fiona is also an accomplished ice hockey player for the Chicago Mission U16 girls’ team. She finished the season with 13 goals and nine assists. With soccer, hockey, and school, Fiona has a lot to juggle. “It can be hectic and time consuming, but it’s what I love to do,” she says. “And I have a lot of fun when I’m around my teammates.”
Natahnee started for the varsity basketball and volleyball teams at Lapwai High School as a freshman. After leading the basketball team to the 1A Division I state championship, she was named the 2010 All-Idaho Player of the Year. Natahnee averaged 18.7 points a game and was invited to the 2010 Nike Skills Academy in Oregon City, Oregon.
Caitlin is totally in sync. She helped the Arizona Aqua Stars synchronized swimming team reach the regional and state championships for the last three years. Her team will make its fourth-straight appearance at the U.S. age group nationals in June, and Caitlin hopes her squad can improve on its fourth-place finish from last season.
On the mat or the gridiron, Trace comes out on top. A back-to-back state champion of the Miami Valley Kids Wrestling Association (75-pound division), Trace went 15–3 this season. As an outside linebacker for the Graham Pee Wee Falcons football team, he had 37 tackles in just seven games.