Teen Sidney Kennett brings art and creativity to indoor skydiving – CBS Denver

(CBS4) – Sydney Kent for “flying” as long as he remembers.

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“It’s kind of hard to explain, I just feel free when I do, and it makes me really happy.”

She made her first flight at the age of four, but actually started investing her time in sports around the age of eight. Now, at just 15 years old, he is already a symbol of the sport.

“She’s always been very artistic. I think the sport helps her shine in this way. I think she does it at home,” said Andrew Kent.

“Every time I see her fly, it’s just unbelievable. It’s weird to have someone in the industry, it’s crazy to see someone better than that and still inspire me at the same time. Rocky, ”said Grant Siegler, iFly flight instructor.

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Sydney’s resumption is long. She is a four-time U.S. Junior Open Freestyle Champion and the youngest participant in the Colorado Sport Women’s Hall of Fame – and this is part of the iceberg of her many achievements. Her skills are unparalleled, and her creativity sets her apart.

From the moment he enters the tunnel, Sydney is amazed – an unparalleled combination of power and grace.

“Some of the movements I’ve actually made, like the lizard, where I touch my feet to my head. I kind of have both. [power and grace] In my daily routine I do some beautiful things but I also have strong movements like flip twists and really strong spins.

Flight is a family affair. Sydney’s coaches are her parents, Andrew and Michelle. They spend the day together, often at the dinner table. But as is the case with any family business, it’s all about finding the right balance.

“Maybe for the first year or two, we can’t talk about it at home,” Sydney joked. “But we found out.”

“We all have to learn how to work together and thank you for coming out the other way,” said Andrew Kent. “We are really proud of that.”

During the plague, Sydney could not damage the tunnel. She couldn’t fly for the whole year, putting pressure on her competitive goals – and her happiness.

“I was sad that I hadn’t done what I loved for a year. But everyone was on the same boat. And physically I must have noticed that I wasn’t as strong as I was.”

It didn’t take long for Sydney to rebuild and return to the sport soon. Now he is preparing for a trip to Belgium to compete in the Indoor Skydiving World Cup.

“I hope to get second or even first place. I also hope to make some new friends, because there are so many new kids in the sport. Also, I just want to have fun.”

At 15, Sydney is a trail blazer and role model for young children who go skiing indoors. He has been instrumental in the development of the sport and hopes to continue to do so in the future.

“Just trying to figure it out as a sport. A lot of people think of it as an amusement park ride. It’s a sport – and it’s a beautiful physical desire. I want to be a trainer so I can be on my own.” Like helping kids achieve their dreams.

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