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Cottonwood Heights gymnast wins national championship

Aug 17, 2018 01:29PM ● By Josh Wood

Lundyn VanderToolen of Cottonwood Heights won the national championship in the 12–13-year-old division of female gymnastics. (Julie VanderToolen, used by permission)

By Joshua Wood | [email protected]

Gymnast Lundyn VanderToolen of Cottonwood Heights won the all-around title for the 12–13-year-old division of the GK Hopes Championships. The event took place in Columbus, Ohio, and featured female gymnasts who are just below the elite level of national gymnastics. 

“Lundyn had the goal of hitting 4/4 on all her routines and having fun at the championships,” said her mother, Julie VanderToolen. “She accomplished both.” 

Lundyn also won gold on the uneven bars, her favorite event. She qualified for the championships in a competition in early July at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. 

“She was so honored to win the championship as all the girls work so hard and are so deserving,” Julie said.