Photos, Videos & More…..

August 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 8, 2023) – Braxton “Brax” Battaglia, a Level 7 women’s artistic gymnast from Blaine, Minnesota, has been named as the USA Gymnastics 2023 Robert Miller Spirit of the Flame Award winner. Battaglia will receive the award at the 2023 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the San Jose Convention Center in August.

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November 2022

Cub + MHealth Childhood Cancer Awareness Commercial
2021 3M Open & MHealth Jr. Ambassador Program Video

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Outback Moments with Coach Fleck and Casey O’Brien – priceless!

Coach Fleck & Brax outside Raymond James after Outback Bowl WIN!
Casey coming over to celebrate with Brax after Outback Bowl WIN!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Brax’s speech to the Gopher Football Team before the Bowl Game! Thank you to Coach Fleck, Heather, Casey and all of the Gopher Football team for everything you have done and are doing and thank you for inviting me to speak. Full video below.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Starting line of 1st Annual Flippin’ 5K. Thanks to TCT Gymnastics, Boosters, Kim, Lisa & Staff, U of M Women’s Gymnastics, all of our Sponsors and most importantly everyone that came out to support! It was AWESOME!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Fashion Fest 2019! Brax & Bry modeling for UNRL!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Awesome interview Casey!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Chad Greenway’s Celebrity Waiter Night – Brax was featured for the Fund A Need segment!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Casey O’Brien ESPN Video

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Huge thanks to Casey and Coach Fleck for helping raise money for TB1 Fund! MONSTER TWEET! 135K view and 5K+ likes. Thanks guys!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Thanks so much to the Tressel Family for the support as they competed in the 2019 Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon to help kids & families with cancer. Awesome job girls!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

UNRL video from Champions for Children golf event a couple of weeks ago. Big thanks to U of M, Kyle, Jason & UNRL.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brax, Kyle and Jason shooting a social media ad for 3M during the 3M Open event this week.

Monday, June 17, 2019

TCT Optionals sending Brax some love – thank you so much!!

Friday, June 13, 2019

Maddie, AK and DU! Thanks so much AK for thinking of me – the Team Brax poster is well traveled – so awesome!! Good luck with everything in Denver!
TCT Compulsory – thank you so much!! Can’t wait to get back!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

This past weekend was First Communion weekend at St. John’s and Fr. Paul asked if he could include Brax in his homily and her view of receiving the Eucharist. Both Fr. Paul and Fr. Skluzacek used Brax as an example during their respspective homilies (audio below)

Fr. Paul & Fr. Skluzacek
Fr. Paul’s Homily – 5/5/19 – 10:30AM Mass
Fr. Skluzacek’s Homily – 5/5/19 – 8:30AM Mass

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Congrats Maggie and OU!!

Back to Back!!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dr. Sadak during the Naismith Trophy visit to the U of M today.
Congrats to Dr. Sadak on being selected to play in the #HardwoodHeroes game on Friday!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Coach Fleck and the Team showing their support with Team Brax bracelets! Thank you Gophers Football! AWESOME!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Thanks so much Level 8’s. The support is so appreciated!!
Congrats to the TCT gals for cleaning up the Big12 Tourney!

All event winners are TCT alums!

Congrats too TCT Levels 7, 8, 9 & 10 for taking home Team 1st’s this weekend at State. So awesome and so proud to be a Twister.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thanks so much for the video Riley! Team USA has been AMAZING!!

Riley McCusker/Team USA
Riley’s Instagram
Thanks so much for the video Bailee (TCT & Razorback Alum)!

Bailee’s Twitter
Thanks so much Kristen and all the Jam Hops gymnasts! The video is great!

FYI – Jam Hop’s is a competing gym in the Metro. The local support has been overwhelming and so appreciated!

Jam Hops Gymnastics

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Thanks so much for the support and video Konnor! Awesome!

Konnor McClain/Jr. Team USA
Konnor’s Instagram
Thanks so much Vivian and the AZ Sunray’s Devo Team! We love the support from Arizona!
Thanks so much for the support and video – Go Jr. Team USA! Good Luck this weekend at the Gymnix in Canada!

Skye Blakely/WOGA Gymnastics / Jr. Team USA
Kaylen Morgan/Everest Gymnastics / Jr. Team USA
Lilly Lippeatt/Cincinnati Gymnastics / Jr. Team USA
Olivia Greaves/MG Elite / Jr. Team USA
Thanks so much Olivia! The support is awesome and means so much! Good Luck this weekend!

Olivia Greaves/MG Elite / Jr. Team USA
Olivia’s Instagram
Thanks so much to Mary Lee Tracy, Lillie and Cincinnati Gymnastics for the bag and leo! Love it!

Lilly Lippeatt/Cincinnati Gymnastics / Jr. Team USA
Cincinnati Gymnastics
Thanks so much Kelsie (TCT)! Great video and we appreciate the prayers and support!

Kelsie/Eckdahl/UW La Crosse Alum
UW La Crosse Gymnastics

Wednesday, March 6 , 2019

Thanks so much for the video Alana (TCT)! We love hearing from the TCT family – so many of you and all so AWESOME!!

Alana Polsfuss/CUW Alum
Thanks so much Hanna (TCT)! The TCT Family has been so great!

Hanna Nordquist/UofM Alum

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thanks so much Grace! Thanks for the shout out too – so cool!

Congrats on a great day!
Thanks so much judges! The support is 10.0!!
Thanks so much ladies! Great video for our great news! Wish I could be there cheering you all on!
Thanks so much Level 4/5! You guys rock!
Thanks you everyone! Bry said the meet was great today! Thanks so much for thinking of me and congrats on a great day – it gets me excited to get back!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thanks so much Becky (Owner) and all the Crowley’s Gymnasts – we love the ‘B’!

FYI – Crowley’s is a competing gym in the Metro. We can’t thank all the local clubs enough for their support.

Crowley’s Gymnastics
Thanks so much for the video Crowley’s!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thanks so much Jessie (TCT) and the Lady Illini! Love the video.

Jessie DeZiel/University of Illinois – Asst. Coach, Nebraska Alum
Jessie’s Twitter
University of Illinois Gymnastics

Thanks so much Brooke (TCT) and all the Gustavus women! The TCT family has been amazing!

Brooke Merila/Gustavus
Brooke’s Twitter

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Thanks so much Gleason’s and North Shore Gymnasts! The local clubs have been so awesome – it means a lot!

Gleason’s Gymnastics
North Shore Gymnastics

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Thanks so much Zoey (TCT)! “Tough times never last, but tough people do!”

Zoey Schaefer/UWashington Alum
Cookie basket Brax received today from GAGE Gymnastics in Blue Springs, MO. Home of Leanne Wong – Team USA. Thanks so much GAGE and Coaches Al & Armine Fong!

GAGE Gymnastics
Thanks so much Mrs. Nordstrom and the 3rd Grade class at Moose Lake Elementary! The support is AWESOME!

Moose Lake School District
TCT Level 8 at Twisted Moose Meet this weekend showing their support for Brax with orange ribbons. Thanks so much gals and congrats on Team 1st!

Twin City Twisters Gymnastics
TCT Level 7 at Twisted Moose Meet this weekend showing their support for Brax with orange ribbons. Thanks so much gals and congrats on Team 2nd!

Twin City Twisters Gymnastics
Thanks so much Perpetual Motion Gymnasts! This was Brax’s first gym and the support is amazing!

FYI – Perpetual Motion is a competing gym in the Metro and where Brax initially started her gymnastics career. Thanks so much from TeamBrax!

Perpetual Motion Gymnastics
Perpetual Motion Gymnasts supporting Team Brax! Thank you!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Thanks so much Christina (TCT) – awesome message!

Christina Manelli/UW La Crosse Alum
UW La Crosse Gymnastics

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thanks so much Zoie (TCT) and all of the NIU Team. The support has been overwhelming!

Zoie Schroeder/NIU
Zoie’s Twitter
Zoie’s Instagram
Thanks so much Gleason’s Gymnasts! The support is Awesome! #YouGotThis

FYI – Gleason’s is a competing gym in the Metro. The gymnastics community has been amazing thru this. Thanks so much from TeamBrax!

Gleason’s Eagan Gymnastics

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thanks so much for the awesome message Breanna (TCT). Love the quote!

Breanna Hughes/Utah Alum
Breanna’s Instagram
Utah Gymnastics SWAG. Thanks so much Utes! Love it!

Utah Gymnastics
Utah Gymnastics Twitter

Thanks so much Warrior women! The support and encouragement mean so much!

Thanks Veronica (TCT Fast Track Coach/WSU Team Alum)

Winona State Gymnastics
Winona State Gymnastics Twitter

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Thanks so much UCLA! Love the video and all the support from Cali! Thanks Sami!

UCLA Gymnastics
UCLA Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks so much for the video Sarah (TCT)! All the support from the gymnastics community local and across the nation has been AWESOME! Thanks Sami!

Sarah Neumann/Air Force
Air Force Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks 9 & 10’s! Means so much you are thinking of me! xoxo

Excalibur Cup
Twin City Twisters Gymnastics

Monday, February 18, 2019

Great message Coach Duckworth. Thanks so much to you and all the ‘Bama Gymnasts!

Coach Duckworth/Alabama
Alabama Gymnastics
Alabama Gymnastics Twitter

Thanks so much Hollie (TCT) and Sport!

Hollie Blanske/Nebraska Alum
Hollie’s Instagram

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Thanks Maddie (TCT) and the whole DU Crew! We love the support! Thanks Sami!

Maddie Karr/DU
Maddie’s Twitter
Maddie’s Instagram
Denver Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks Maleah (TCT) and all the lady Bears! We are loving the West Coast support. Thanks Sami!

Maleah Pearson/Cal Berkeley
Maleah’s Twitter
Maleah’s Instagram
UCal Berkely Gymnastics Twitter

Thanks so much Amber (TCT), Coach Bauman and the T-Birds. We love the video and support! Thanks Sami!

Amber Heltemes/Southern Utah
Southern Utah Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks so much Gracie (TCT) and all the GymDogs for the videos and love.
Love the wall…. “A wounded dog is dangerous dog’ Thanks Sami!


Gracie Cherry/Georgia
Gracie’s Twitter
Gracie’s Instagram
Georgia Gymnastics Twitter

Thanks for the love & support from Virginia Beach ladies!!

Excalibur Cup
Twin City Twisters Gymnastics

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Abbie Nylin (TCT and Brax’s Twister Sister) and the Gopher Womens Team. We can’t thank you enough for the prayers, support and well wishes. Congrats on a GREAT start of the season and we will be cheering for you as well.

Abbie Nylin/UofM
Abbie’s Twitter
U of M Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks so much Coach Hansen for the call and all the SWAG. Brax is thrilled. The team jacket is a HUGE hit!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thanks so much Shadae (TCT) and all the Blue Devil family! Thanks Sami!

Shadae Boone/UW-Stout
UW-Stout Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks so much Abby (TCT), Coach Sherman and  the lady Wolverines!  All the support from around the country is amazing! Thanks Sami!

“We will keep you in our prayers Braxton!! Fight On!!! – Scott Sherman, Assistant Coach Michigan

Abby Brenner/Michigan
Michigan Gymnastics Twitter

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Check out Brax as the featured gymnast this month.

USA Gymnastics Minnesota

Thanks so much MyKayla! Team Brax appreciated the support and encouragement!

MyKayla Skinner/Utah
MyKayla’s Twitter
MyKayla’s Instagram
Team USA ’13-’17
Utah Gymnastics Twitter
Thanks so much gals!! Kick some butt this weekend at the Excalibur Cup!!

Excalibur Cup
Twin City Twisters Gymnastics

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Olivia (TCT) – thanks so much for the video message. All of this means so much to Brax. Thanks Sami!

Olivia Trautman/OU
Olivia’s Twitter
Olivia’s Instagram
Team USA ’14-15
Oklahoma Gymnastics Twitter


Brax or Greg?!?!

Who Wore It Best?

Thanks to our very good friends, the McClintocks, from Massachusetts for keeping things light and for all the love and support they are sending from the East Coast.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Email we received from Brax’s 1st Grade Teacher. Thanks Ms. Johnson!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Thanks so much Madison! Everyone’s prayers and encouragement mean so much and truly appreciated.

Madison Kocian/UCLA
Madison’s Twitter
Madison’s Instagram
Team USA

Friday, February 8, 2019

Email we received today from Brax’s Kindergarten Teacher. Thanks Ms. Storlie!
Thanks Brenna! Much appreciated!

Brenna Dowell/OU
Brenna’s Instagram

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thanks Maggie (TCT)! Makes her day!

Maggie Nichols/OU
Maggie’s Twitter
Maggie’s Instagram
Team USA ’12-’17
Thanks Lexie! We appreciate the support and words of encouragement – puts a smile on Brax’s face.

Lexie Priessman/LSU
Lexie’s Instagram

Monday, February 4, 2019

Thanks Coach Fleck! Put a BIG smile on Brax’s face and she’s gonna take you up on the visit.

You can listen to VM below.

Coach Fleck/UofM
U of M Football Twitter

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Grace (TCT) & Temple (TCT) sending their support. Thanks so much gals!! Thanks Uncle Joe!

Grace’s Instagram
Team USA
Twin CityTwisters Gymnastics

Fast Track Team Shoutout. Thank you everyone!!

Twin City Twisters Gymnastics

Friday, February 1, 2019

Maggie Nichols (TCT) sending Brax some good vibes. Thanks Maggie!! Thanks Uncle Joe!

Maggie Nichols/OU
Maggie’s Twitter
Maggie’s Instagram
Team USA ’12-’17
Oklahoma Gymnastics Twitter

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thank you TCT!! Can’t wait to get back.

Twin City Twisters Gymnastics
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10 Replies to “Photos, Videos & More…..”

  1. Hi Brax. It’s Annika. I just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking about you so much. I miss having you by my side in the gym. We always like to push each other to be our best. You are so strong.
    ❤️❤️ You got this!
    BFF’s, Anni

  2. Hi Braxton-
    Heard from your Dad you were fighting Leukemia. I hope you get well soon and get back to having fun with your gymnastics!
    Sending you hugs and healing thoughts 🙂

  3. I am so sorry for you because you can’t play gymnastics but at least you get to hear from them and see pictures of you team
    YOU GO GIRL. FRIGHT FOR BRAXTON! love Abby Larson( Gwen’s friend at school.)

  4. Hi Braxton,
    Wow, Brax, you blew me away with the speech you gave this past week. You are the strongest and bravest girl ever, I am so very proud of you and I know you will beat this. Have a wonderful Christmas! Your Arizona family loves and misses you.

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