Ward 4 resident Changamire (“Changa”) Anderson II, an 8th grader at Alice Deal Middle School and an avid gymnast, has recently been chosen by the USA Gymnastics Organization to become a member of its national team and to compete at the international level at the World TNT Competition, to be held November 13-20, 2017, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Not only will Changa be the first Youth Elite athlete from Washington, DC, to compete on this world stage, he also will be the only African American male on the USA Gymnastics Double Mini-Trampoline (DMT) National Team. In addition to being a skilled and accomplished gymnast specializing in tumbling and trampoline (TNT) since the age of 4, he has received many awards such as national champion for DMT at age 11. Check out some of his competition videos HERE.
Changa is extremely proud and honored to have been given this opportunity. Many of the competitors at the World TNT competitions go on to represent the United States at the Olympics, and this future Olympian — who has set his sights on earning a degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine after completing high school — is fired up to represent the District of Columbia and the nation in tumbling and trampoline gymnastics at the international level.
If you would like to learn more about how you can support Changa and his trip to Bulgaria, please contact his mother, Angela Anderson, at email@example.com.