1. Name, Age, Hometown
Amoree Lockhart, 13, Keller, Texas
2. Do you have a nickname?
3. Where do you go to school?
I’m homeschooled at my gym – Empire in Bedford, Texas.
4. When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
I first became interested in gymnastics at ASI Gymnastics when I was three when my mom went to work. I just loved watching the teen girls work out.
5. Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
When I was little, I didn’t like waiting in line. So, I would always fight to the front.
6. 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?
I probably first decided I wanted to compete when I was five. All the older girls had cooler teams and I didn’t, so I wanted to be like them. I like the excitement of showing off my routine when I compete.
7. What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
I work out from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:30- 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. I also work out Saturday mornings. It was a big change for me at first, but I got used to it after the first year.
8. What is your favorite event?
Is there any reason for that?
I like beam because I like getting new skills.
9. What is your favorite skill?
My front aerial.
10. What music do you use for your floor routine?
It’s a tango-style song.
11. Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
Gabby Douglas. I just love her story on how she became a gymnast and it really inspired me.
12. How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally?
I’ve definitely matured since I was little. It’s made me more focused about what I do. I enjoy being an example to all the younger gymnasts.
13. If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
Being responsible and respectful to my coaches and my friends around me, especially the ones that look up to me.
14. What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
My biggest accomplishment was probably on vault. When I first came to Empire, my vault wasn’t very good. Now, I can do Yurchenko full and I’m working on Yurchenko one-and-a-half.
15. What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
I’m in 7th grade and I’m homeschooled at my gym.
16. Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
17. What are your favorite subjects, etc.?
Math and science.
18. If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there?
No, not really.
19. What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing?
Right now, I want to be a Division-I college athlete and to compete as a collegiate athlete. I want to eventually try to open my own gym.
20. When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? Charities?
I like hanging out with my friends and family on weekends. I don’t have any hobbies other than gymnastics. At church, I enjoy helping out, but I’m not really involved with any formal charities.
21. What is your favorite food?
Macaroni and cheese.
22. What is your favorite movie?
“The Gabby Doulgas Story.”
23. What is your favorite book?
“Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
24. What is your favorite music group?
25. Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
My dad played football and my mom was a cheerleader.
26. Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms?
My gym has a theme song every year and this year it’s “Greater” by Mercy Me. Before every competition, I listen to that. Last year, my team made me a book to calm down during competition and I bring that to every competition.
27. What do you do when you’re trying to focus before a meet?
I just think, “Do exactly what you do in the gym and you’ll be fine.”
28. If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
Humble, hyper and excited.
29. What 3 words describe you as a person, not the gymnast?
Calm, normal and humble.