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Athletes of the Week: Morgan Fairman and Sydney Hogan

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16 year-old Morgan Fairman's love of gymnastics is as obvious as the smile on her face...

13 year-old Sydney Hogan is a driven competitor who is always looking to perfect her routine..

Both Morgan and Sydney-- are friends who compete for the Cedar Valley Gymnastics Academy in Waterloo.

Morgan and Sydney both participated in the Women's Junior Olympic level 9 Western Championships in Des Moines last month...

In her last event of this grueling meet--- Morgan Fairman showed her true competitive grit--- giving a gold medal winning performance on the uneven bars in the senior division---

Fairman also finished second in the All-Around. But it may be Morgan's support of her teammate Sydney Hogan that demonstrates her best attributes. Sydney who finished in 18th place in her age group at Nationals still has a high ceiling in the sport of gymnastics. Hogan says working with Morgan helps push her to be her 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Crowley says Morgan and Sydney's recent performances at Level 9 Nationals is a source of pride for the Gymnastics Academy which has a membership of 360... And even more than that it's the attitude of these special gymnasts that makes this a fun place to learn and compete.

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