Caitlin Smith qualifies for the US Challenge

12 year old Caitlin Smith has been putting in some long hours at the gym lately.  Last week at the US Olympic Training Center it paid off when she qualified to the Secret Classic for the US Challenge. Caitlin qualified during the June developmental camp.  Under the watchful of Valeri Liukin and Chelle Stack she competed new upgraded routines successfully in order to earn a berth to the Chicago competition.  She placed 2nd on Beam and Floor during the verification.

This developmental camp was also memorable because all of the power at the training center was out for an evening.  The girls stretched in the dark waiting for the power to return, but were later dismissed to go hang out and be kids.   Caitlin says it was a lot of fun getting to hang out and play ping pong!

She looks forward to perfecting her routines and strutting her stuff at the Sears Center on July 26.

Caitlin Smith qualified to the US Challenge, July 26 in Chicago.