ABOUT Colbi Flory

2017

Colbi Flory

Hometown:
Rockwall, Texas

Age:
14

Gym:
Texas Dreams
Coppell, Texas

Qualifying Meet:
WOGA Classic

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Colbs

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
Like any other typical toddler I just couldn’t sit still and would teach myself flips on my mom’s bed.

Q: Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
A:
I remember my mom telling me that I couldn’t do the mommy and me classes because I would always go off on my own and didn’t really like to listen.

Q: What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
A:
I train 30 hours a week- Monday thru Saturday

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
beam

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
Jaeger

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Bailie Key and Aly Raisman

Q: How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
A:
It has helped me mature and be able to make my own wise decisions. You have to grow up a lot faster when you are a gymnast.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
Qualifying elite and making it to the P&G Championships, placing top eight at Championships and qualifying to Nastia Cup

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
9th grade – Lakeland Christian Academy

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Yes, I am verbally committed to UCLA

Q: If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there?
A:
Something in the medical field.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Chicken

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
Percy Jackson

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
The Chainsmokers

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
A:
Both my brothers played high school baseball, and one of them won state in 2012.

Q: Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms?
A:
I always pray before competitions.

Q: 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?
A:
I don’t really listen to music before competitions. Instead, I play with my Rubik’s cube; it calms me down as nerdy as that sounds.

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Artistic, determined, unique