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Athlete spotlight: Pressley has a competitive spirit
Chloe Pressley
Chloe Pressley. - photo by Bob Christian
As a member of both the Dawson County High School Spirit and competitive cheer teams, senior Chloe Pressley understands the importance of a good attitude. Though she doesn’t say much, she radiates a subtle confidence that comes from having faced adversity that most people her age don’t have to confront. Pressley’s true passion is competitive gymnastics. She took third place all around and second on balance beam in the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union Gymnastics National Championships, and was well on her way to becoming a collegiate level gymnast and realizing her dream of competing for the University of Georgia when she began to suffer with pain and numbness in her left arm and shoulder. “It was so bad that I couldn’t sleep at night,” she said.