Three local athletes excel in Columbus


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Marting siblings excel in cheer, dance competition — (l-r); Aria Marting, Ethan Marting and Laurel Marting, all brought home top honors from a competition in Columbus in December.


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At a Greater Midwest Cheer and Dance Expo competition on December 13, 2015 at the Expo Center in Columbus, members of a local family brought home the highest awards.

Aria Marting, an 8th grader at Washington Middle School, is an athlete on two of the Midwest Magic All-Star Cheerleading teams from Westerville, Ohio.

Team “Enchanted” received Most Entertaining for the Level 1 Senior team, the 1st Place trophy, and a Summit bid to compete in Florida the end of April.

Her mother, Melissa Chapman Marting, is a member of the All-Star coaching staff for this team.

Aria and her sister, Laurel Marting, a 4th grader at BelleAire, both compete on “Believe,” a Level 3 Junior All-Star team.

This team also received a 1st place trophy, High Point Champion for this level, and overall Grand Champion. Melissa along with rest of the coaching staff coach this winning team also.

The girls’ brother, Ethan Marting, a junior at Washington High School, competed in the Hip Hop Dance Competition with a routine he choreographed.

He was a crowd favorite.

He received the 1st place trophy in his division, High Point Champion and Most Entertaining Awards.

All three Marting siblings are students and helpers at Terrie’s Dance Spectrum and Cheer Center at 319 Broadway Street, where their mother, Melissa, is an instructor.

Ethan’s performance may be viewed on the Terrie’s Dance Spectrum Face book page. It already has almost 4,000 views.

Marting siblings excel in cheer, dance competition — (l-r); Aria Marting, Ethan Marting and Laurel Marting, all brought home top honors from a competition in Columbus in December.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Martinggymnsticssiblings.jpgMarting siblings excel in cheer, dance competition — (l-r); Aria Marting, Ethan Marting and Laurel Marting, all brought home top honors from a competition in Columbus in December. Courtesy photo

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