BLUGARIA (ABC4 news) – A Herriman teen is one step closer to his dream of competing in the Olympics after bringing home a Gold Medal at the Trampoline World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Herriman High School junior Kaden Brown has been working towards his dream since he was 10-year-old. After receiving his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, he shifted interest into something else.
Kaden decided to try Gymnastics and in his first year in tumbling at age 11, he went undefeated and took 1st at the National championships in Long Beach, CA.
For the last 6 years Kaden has continued his undefeated status in Utah and Region and currently holds the 2017 National Champion title.
In 2014, Kaden was invited to the World Age Group Competition in Daytona Beach Florida, where he took 5th. The following year Kaden was invited to compete again, this time in Copenhagen Denmark, where he received a Bronze medal.
Kaden was invited to Sofia, Bulgaria for the Trampoline World Championships where he competed against 34 athletes from 13 different countries.
This time, Kaden won the Gold. He received the title of World Champion in the 15-16 age
group. You can see the tumbling pass that helped cinch the Gold here.
Kaden has been on three national teams including the 2017-2018 Tumbling Senior National
Team for USA Gymnastics.
Kaden’s mom Mercede Brown said the journey for Kaden does not end there. Kaden’s focus and concentration is now working on making the World Championships team next year in St. Petersburg, Russia and the 2021 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.