So Thomas was bragging about how food he was and one of his teammate, Mattis challenged him to a high jump. So Thomas Went home and came back with some jumping sneakers. He was able to jump the bar with ease so Mattis moves the bar higher. But yet again he jumped it without lifting a finger. Mattis was so surprised that he set it all the way up and Thomas was able to pass it without arching his back. Mattis went to the coach to enter in thomas at the last second a match and so thomas headed off to the track on saturday for tryouts.
So when Thomas got thee that Saturday everyone else was ready to tryout but Thomas had baggy shorts, some sneakers, and a tank top. He went up and he passed everyone and he even passed the school record wich was 7'3". He was ater officially given 8 months of actuall traing and he yet did not know how to land properly. But he was then later rolled into a championship. "In august 2007, with a total of eight months of legitament high jump training to his name"(Epstein6).
He made it to the finals of the championship, so did Stefan Holms which was the championship champion. He and Holm were neck to neck trying to beat each other and it was the championships. SO holm d not want to lose, he had put in years of effort into this and dedication while Thomas is just naturally good at it. They were both getting 3 chances to do the highest jump. "Thomas advanced easily to the final ,as did Stefan Holm"(Epstein7).