Clermont resident, Brayden Bates, competed in the 2017 USA Gymnastics Men’s State Championships that was held in Clearwater, Florida March 10th-12th. He competed as a level 5 and finished first on the pommel horse, high bar and parallel bars. He completed the state championships by also winning the All-Around competition and earned a berth into the 2017 USA Gymnastics Men’s Regional Championships. The regional championships will be held in Daytona Beach April 21st-23rd and will host gymnast from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Brayden trains at Gymnastics USA.