However, all the success Natalie and Colin have achieved has not been without some adversity. Their father, who has seen his children deal with many wins and losses, always tells them, “There will be downtimes, reflect on those things and be encouraged to do better.” Before winning his first world championship, Colin was defeated and finished second the two previous years. Not letting those back to back second place finishes deter him, Colin’s hard work and persistence finally paid off when he earned his first world title the following year. Natalie also met challenges on her road to the world championships was hindered by injury. Over the past couple of years Natalie has dealt with knee and hip pain. After several examinations, she was diagnosed with hairline factures in both her knee and hip just two weeks before the national championships. Pushing through the pain of her injuries, Natalie was still able to win the national and world championships.