ABOUT Kennedy Quay

2018

Kennedy Quay

Hometown:
San Diego, California

Age:
15

Gym:
SCEGA Gymnastics
Temecula, California

Qualifying Meet:
Heart of a Champion Invitational

            Bio

Instagram: kennedyquay

Do you have a nickname? Ken

When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics? My parents put me in gymnastics when I was two years old and I never stopped going.

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 love competing with my teammates.

What is your training regimen? Six days/week, 5 hours/day

What is your favorite event? vault

What music do you use for your floor routine? Swing Jazz

Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”? Shawn Johnson

How has gymnastics helped you as a person? Gymnastics has helped me learn how to manage my time, work hard, and be and uplifting and supportive teammate.

If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be? Work hard

What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career? Scoring a 39.00 in Level 9

What grade are you in school? I’m a tenth grader

Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics? Yes, I am committed to UC Berkley.

What are your favorite subjects, etc.? Spanish and Math

If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there? Engineering

What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing? I hope to finish out my J.O. season with a national title and compete with an amazing team in college.

When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? I love spending time with my friends.

What is your favorite food? BBQ chicken salad

What is your favorite movie? The Intern

What is your favorite book? Hunger Games

What is your favorite singer? Ed Sheeran

Do you have any competition rituals? My family and I pray before every meet.

What’s on your IPod right now? What type of music do enjoy listening to? I love Ed Sheeran.

If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they? Determined, blessed and loud

2017

Kennedy Quay

Hometown:
San Diego, California

Age:
14

Gym:
SCEGA Gymnastics
Temecula, California

Qualifying Meet:
Gliders Invitational

            Bio

Q: 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?
A:
I love being part of a team and performing.

Q: What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
A:
I train 34 hours a week.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Vault

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
My double layout dismount off bars.

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Shawn Johnson

Q: How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
A:
It has helped be to be disciplined.

If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A: Don’t let injuries stop you.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
Scoring a 39.000 in the all-around and winning Level 9 Westerns.

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
I’m a Freshman at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif.

Q: If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there?
A:
Engineering

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:
Going to the pool, baking or hanging out with friends

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Pizza/ice cream

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
The Intern

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
The Hunger Games

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
Taylor Swift

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Consistent, Funny and Encouraging