Young gymnast sets the bar for North Carolina Trooper in father-daughter pull-up contest

Eden Marshall, 7, has been practicing gymnastics for nearly two years.

June 7, 2019, 8:34 AM

This young gymnast can hang with the best of 'em.

At just 7 years old, Eden Marshall set the bar so high, even a North Carolina State Trooper couldn't keep up with her athletic abilities.

Her coach at Hart Gymnastics Academy came up with the idea for a pull-up contest when Forsyth County trooper, Brad Marshall -- Eden's dad -- arrived to her practice.

The NC Highway Patrol shared the video on Twitter, and while both put up a good fight, Eden ultimately stuck the landing and earned bragging rights over her dad.

PHOTO: Brad Marshall and his daughter Eden practice balancing on a wooden beam.
Brad Marshall and his daughter Eden practice balancing on a wooden beam.
Courtesy Amanda Marshall

Parents Amanda and Brad Marshall told "GMA" they encourage Eden to do her best and want to make her feel important.

The young athlete, who has been doing gymnastics for nearly two years, trains three hours a day twice a week and loves to practice her pull-ups, while her dad does them to keep in top shape for his job.

PHOTO: Amanda, Eden and Brad Marshall take a family selfie picture.
Amanda, Eden and Brad Marshall take a family selfie picture.
Courtesy Amanda Marshall

Her parents added that Eden felt awesome after the big win.

Right now, her family said, Eden's favorite gymnastics move is doing routines on the bar.

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