The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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March 27, 2013

Vediz wins gymnastics honors

Olivia Vediz is a Level 5 8-year-old from Carl Junction who recently won the All Around at the Missouri State Gymnastics Championships at Lindenwood University in St. Charles with an overall score of 38.175.

She also won individual gold in bars, beam and floor at the Missouri State meet. Before that she won the Springfield Gymnastics Center Invitational, Hope and Dreams meet at the University of Arkansas, the Princess Classic in Riverside, Mo., the Ozark Mountain Invitational and Springfield Winter Games.

She attends the Flip Shop, where she is coached by Jamie Blake, Gretchen Moran, Whitney Sanders and Jessica Walker. She is a third-grader at Carl Junction Elementary.

She is the daughter of Brian and Angie Vediz and the granddaughter of Bobby and Donna Waggoner of Webb City and Eggie and Carolyn Vediz of Pittsburg, Kan.

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