By Lauren Ely
For Lexy Ramler, competing at the Nastia Liukin Cup is the highlight of her career so far.
“I’m a little nervous, but I’m also excited for a new environment,” Ramler said. “I want to see what a difference it will make, and hopefully, I’ll do well.”
Ramler, 14, resides in St. Michael, Minn., and trains at KidSport. She began gymnastics when she was just 5-years-old, when her mom decided to enroll her in classes because she climbed over everything.
Bars and beam are her favorite events to compete and for a simple reason: She’s good at them.
“It’s fun exploring new things,” Ramler said.
Determination and focus are what Ramler says it takes to be a gymnast, and she exemplifies this is in her daily life. She wakes up at 5:30 a.m. every morning to train before school and after school, she goes back to the gym.
Shawn Johnson and Liukin are two gymnasts Ramler looks up to. She hopes to one day compete on the national team, just as they did, but right now, she says she’s focused on winning the Nastia Liukin Cup.
Outside of gymnastics, Ramler enjoys just relaxing and hanging out with her family.