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HOMETOWN HERO: Churubusco’s Smith advancing to 2022 US Figure Skating Championships

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 12:07 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series swept through the Fort, and Churubusco student-athlete Cayla Smith captured the attention of both the judges and audience through the solo competition, finishing with a second place medal at the intermediate level.

One week later, Smith competed in the pairs competition with partner Andy Deng, advancing to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Nashville, TN in January 2022.

Smith’s inspiration to figure skating came at just five-year-old, watching the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and perhaps, one day, Cayla will be the one inspiring the next generation on the world’s sports stage.

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