ABOUT Rylie Mundell

2018

Rylie Mundell

Hometown:
Parker, Colorado

Age:
16

Gym:
Colorado Gymnastics Institute
Aurora, Colorado

Qualifying Meet:
Denver Winterfest Classic

            Bio

Instagram: rylie_mun

Do you have a nickname? Ry or Ryles

What is your training regimen? I train four to five hours a day, six days a week.

What is your favorite event? Bars!

What is your favorite skill? Tkatchev on bars!

Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”? I have lots of role models! I think that you can always find something in someone that you admire and would like to change about yourself. Right now one of my role models is my teammate Jordyn Jaslow because of her hard work ethic, overall attitude, and team oriented thought process.

How has gymnastics helped you as a person? It has taught me time management, how to be adaptable and grateful, how to love my team, the value of hard work and perseverance, and the list never ends.

What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career? My favorite memories are always of travel meets and Nationals. I love those fun meets where you can cheer really loudly and just have fun because your hard work has paid off.

What grade are you in school? I am a sophomore.

Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics? Yes! I’m committed to the University of Denver. Go Pios!

What are your favorite subjects, etc.? I love my AP government class.

If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there? I’m not sure! I love government and social studies, but I don’t think I could go wrong with anything.

What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing? I want to continue to make Nationals and learn new skills. I also want to study at and compete with the University of Denver.

When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? I love to bake and cook and I have lots of pets including a dog, a hamster, and a big fish tank. I also like to do crafts and spend time outside in the mountains. I find it fun to learn little tricks such as juggling, solving a Rubik’s Cube, and magic tricks.

What is your favorite food? I like chicken lettuce wraps, but you can never go wrong with crepes! If boba/bubble tea was a food, that would be my favorite.

What is your favorite movie? Harry Potter!

What is your favorite book? Harry Potter!

Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports? My brother plays hockey and my youngest sister is an equestrian vaulter.

Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms? As a team, we have a mental warmup that we do together which is really fun and helpful.

What’s on your IPod right now? What type of music do enjoy listening to? How about before a meet when you’re trying to get focused and pumped up? If I’m dancing around with my teammates, really any song is good.

If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they? Happy, hard working, determined

2017

Rylie Mundell

Hometown:
Parker, Colorado

Age:
15

Gym:
Colorado Gymnastics Institute
Aurora, Colorado

Qualifying Meet:
Pikes Peak Cup

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Ry, Ryles

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
I started asking my parents for gymnastics class around the age of 5. I was (and still am) always in motion.

Q: What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
A:
I train 28 hours a week.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Bars

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
Tkatchev

Q: What music do you use for your floor routine?
A:
Hypnotique

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Right now, I am most inspired by Maddie Karr (Go Pios!)

Q: How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally?
A:
I’ve learned to have confidence in my gymnastic abilities.

Q: How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
A:
Gymnastics has helped me to learn time management, set goals, control unproductive thoughts, and be a team player.

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
I can do anything I set my mind too.

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
Freshman, Chaparral High School

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Absolutely yes! I am verbally committed to the University of Denver!

Q: When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? Charities?
A:
I really enjoy baking, cooking, and reading.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Bagels and Boba Tea

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
Pitch Perfect

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
Harry Potter

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
Alessia Cara

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Hard-working, dedicated, and positive

2016

Rylie Mundell

Hometown:
Parker, Colorado

Age:
14

Gym:
Colorado Gymnastics Institute
Aurora, Colorado

Qualifying Meet:
Pikes Peak Cup

            Bio

1. Name, Age, Hometown:
Rylie Mundell, 14, Parker, Colo.

2. Do you have a nickname?
Ryles, Ry Ry

3. When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
I can’t really say. All I know is that I’ve always been in motion. Always.

4. Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
I remember watching the older girls train next to my class one day and my coach saw me watching them. She asked me if I would like to be like them someday.

5. When did you decide you wanted to compete? And, when did you want to compete on the elite level? What about competition appeals to you?
Honestly, I have always just taken my training and competitions one day at a time. What do I like about competition? I guess the rush you get when you land on your feet, which is not to be confused with the rush you get when you land on your face!

6. What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
Generally, I train from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The first year I had this type of schedule I was homeschooled. Now, my school works with my schedule a bit more.

7. What is your favorite event?
Bars

8. What is your favorite skill?
Jaeger

9. What music do you use for your floor routine?
Cirque du Soleil “Kurios”

10. Who is your idol?
My CGI teammates and coaches! They are very upbeat and positive and help me overcome day-to-day challenges in order to reach my goals.

11. How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
Gymnastics has helped me to learn time management, set goals, control unproductive thoughts, and be a team player.

12. If you had to select one life lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

13. What grade are you in and where do you go to school?
8th grade, Sierra Middle School

14. Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
Absolutely, yes!

15. What are your favorite subjects?
I enjoy every subject in school but if I have to pick one, I would say science.

16. If you plan to go to college, what do you want to study there?
This is a tough one for me. I have lots of interests right now.

17. What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing?
All I an say at this point is that I never want to stop learning.

18. When you are not in the gym, how do you spend your time? Hobbies or favorite activities?
Mostly, I like to spend time with my family and dog. I also enjoy solving puzzles and brain teasers of all kinds, reading and doing crafty things. I love to knit and bake!

19. What is your favorite food?
Steak, spicy shrimp, and grilled pineapple.

20. Favorite movie?
Harry Potter, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2

21. Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms?
I have a collection of small stones with motivational words on them that I carry along to every meet.

22. If you had to pick three words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what would they be?
Present, Positive, and Dedicated.

23. If you had to pick three words to describe yourself not as a gymnast, what would they be?
Creative, Inquisitive, and Passionate.