ABOUT Elizabeth Gantner

2017

Elizabeth Gantner

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Indiana

Age:
12

Gym:
Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center
Greenfield, Indiana

Qualifying Meet:
Presidential Classic

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Lizzie, Bitty

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
I started when I was four years old because my older sister was on team.

Q: Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
A:
My mom tried to put me in class when I was younger, but I cried and refused to do it.

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

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Beam

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Laurie Hernandez

Q: How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
A:
I make so many great friends and get to travel to new places all the time.

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
You can do anything you put your mind to.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
Sweeping all four events and the all-around title at Level 8 Regionals last year. And qualifying to the Nastia Cup!

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Yes

Q: What are your favorite subjects, etc.?
A:
Math

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 love spending time at the lake with my family in the summer. I also like shopping and spending time with friends.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Pasta

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
Christmas Vacation

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
Magic Tree House series

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
One Direction

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
A:
Everyone! My dad did college soccer and baseball, my mom was a diver, my sister does gymnastics, my older brothers both play soccer and basketball, and my little brother is a wrestler.

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Blessed, Mighty, Fierce