When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics? When I was about 5, my friends were into it.
When did you decide you wanted to compete? And, when did you want to compete at a high level? What about competition appeals to you? I decided that I wanted to do competitive gymnastics around the age of 6. I started to compete at a high level near the end of middle school. I like that you get to show off what you’ve worked so hard to perfect in the gym.
What is your training regimen? I train 21 hours a week.
What is your favorite event? Bars
What is your favorite skill? A jaeger
What music do you use for your floor routine? It’s a combination of the song “In the Dark” and “Bingo Players”
Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”? Simone Biles
How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally? I’ve learned how to overcome challenges and setbacks.
How has gymnastics helped you as a person? It has taught me how to set goals and how to achieve them.
If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be? Perseverance
What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career? Taking first place AA at JO Nationals last year.
What grade are you in school? I’m a senior
Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics? Yes- I am committed to Cal Berkeley
What are your favorite subjects, etc.? Health Science, Biology
If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there? Pre-med
What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing? As an athlete I hope to contribute to my college team. After I’m finished competing, I hope to pursue a career in the medical field.
When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? Spending time with friends and family.
What is your favorite food? Sushi
What is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump
What is your favorite book? Unbroken
What is your favorite music group? I like all types of music except country.
Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports? My brother runs track and plays basketball. My sister is a competitive dancer.
Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms? After competitions, I almost always eat sushi.
If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they? Disciplined, driven, and determined