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Claire Overfelt

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    Greenwood, IN

    This will be my first time making the Junior National Team!...I have one older brother and 3 younger sisters....My favorite food is froyo and my favorite singer is Taylor Swift....One hidden talent I have is that I can make cricket sounds!...My biggest win was winning the semi-final match this year at Nationals, securing my spot on the Junior US team. Last year I was one flag away from making the team, and that close call made me more determined to work harder. Making the Junior US Team was my main goal going into Nationals this year....I've always been competitive and set goals ever since I was little. One of the best feelings, in my opinion, is working hard and achieving a goal I've set. I also love how supportive my team and friends are, which makes competition more fun and relaxing....I get my inspiration from other Olympic level athletes. They are willing to give up so much for their sports. Whenever I see a video or ad of someone training it inspires me to work even harder....My parents are my real life heroes because if it weren't for them I would never have been given these amazing opportunities and experiences. Their hard work has allowed me to travel and compete at a high level...."If you want to be the best, you have to be willing do to things other people aren't willing to do." -Michael Phelps


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