Last Friday, at the Kasson-Mantorville football game, a gentleman pulled me aside to tell me about an incredible 9-year-old girl from Kasson. He was overflowing with hometown pride as he told me about Ambra Andrist. The man told me that Ambra, a gymnast, had just competed in the 9-16-year-old age group at Nationals in Tennessee. She beat everyone. Ambra won the National Championship!

According to KAAL-TV she started at the young age of 2-years-old and hopes to one day represent the United States in the Olympics. The TV station spoke to the girl and her family:

We'll certainly be cheering her on as she chases that dream! Way to go, Ambra!