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Sela Fadness

Updated: 02/26/2014 10:43 PM
Created: 02/26/2014 10:21 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- "I didn't feel pressure to win it again, because in the back of my head, I thought, 'I'm already a state champion, so don't worry about it,'" Sela Fadness said.

No nerves, no problem for Sela Fadness.

The Austin senior won the Class A All-Around title last year, and had a chance to repeat on Saturday.

"The top five girls from last year were all still present, so they're all available to win a title as well," Mark Raymond said.

In the end, Fadness stood atop the podium once again, winning three of the four events on her way to back-to-back All-Around titles.

"You dream about it," Fadness said. "And in your head, you think, 'This is what I'm going to do if I win!' And then you're like, 'Wait! I don't know if it's going to happen.'"

"Even when we hit our final event, there were still a couple girls left to go in their final rotation that were good enough to compete with her. So she really had to put together a good day. Not just to hit, but to hit and be good," Raymond said.

Fadness started gymnastics at eight years old, and ten years later, she gives a lot of the credit to her coaches.

"We have five coaches for 11 girls, so that's pretty awesome. They're putting in all the work that they can," Fadness said.

"Sela's done a nice job of pushing herself, pushing her teammates, and pushing myself as a coach," Raymond said. "I've had to get better to stay with her."



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