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Jaycie Nelson

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    Derby, KS

    This is my second year trying out for the team and my second year making it. I received super bronze in 16-17 Elite Kata and received silver in 18-20 Elite Kata!...My heroes are my parents because they work hard in everything they do which inspires me to do the same....I listen to Indie/Pop and my favorite artist is Khalid....A hidden talent of mine is that I can play the ukulele....I love the way competition pushes me. The level of kata being performed is constantly improving and it pushes me harder to improve my kata as well....I get my inspiration from Sandra Sanchez, Shimzu, Grace Lau, and Ariel Torres. They are all hard workers and have beautiful kata. My coach, Jarrett Leiker, is also a big inspiration to me. He always pushes me, and instills confidence in me....I love working towards the goals that competition brings. I am constantly working to place higher, score better, and improve my katas....“She believed she could, so she did.”


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