Most people may not know the demands it takes to be an elite gymnast, especially at the collegiate or national level. Anthony has a niece who is aspiring to compete at the level Lexie has achieved so he knows what sacrifices it takes.
Lexie Priessman is now a former LSU and USA gymnast who knows first hand the demands, sacrifices, and lifestyle it takes to succeed at the highest level of her sport.
Lexie shared a quick glimpse into the life of a young girl in such a highly competitive sport, and some of the drawback as well as some of the unique benefits of being an elite athlete at a young age.
There are some clips on our YouTube channel ( link in bio @upandin.show ) where she talks about some of the elements that go into becoming a USA and Division 1 athlete, and the important life decisions she had to make at such a young age.