Baton twirlers show off their skills at state competition

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DENVER -- With sequins and sass, young ladies showed off their skills at the Colorado State Baton Twirling Championships on Sunday.

Jolene, 5, and Jaylyn, 8, are twirlers. They say becoming a good twirler takes a lot of hard work and practice.

An advanced routine calls for more than 200 tricks in 2 1/2 minutes, with the baton twirling at 90 mph.

Twirlers ranging in age from 5 to 18 competed for the title of state champion.