Tyrell King journeys to Lakeland’s first trampoline and tumbling national championship

Little did Tyrell King know that a birthday party would lead to competing amongst some of the best tumblers and trampoline athletes in the nation in the 51st annual United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association National Championships this past week at the RP Funding Center.

It’s the first time the event is being held at the RP Funding Center with more than 140 teams from across the United States competing in more than 4,000 events, including tumbling, trampoline and double-mini trampoline.

While King was introduced to sports such as baseball, soccer and enjoyed doing front flips on the trampoline as a child in his native country of Guatemala, it wasn’t until he moved to Orlando with his family that King thought of the notion of competing on the trampoline at a high level for the first time.

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