ABOUT Nikki St. Louis

2017

Nikki St. Louis

Hometown:
Annandale, New Jersey

Age:
14

Gym:
North Stars
Boonton, New Jersey

Qualifying Meet:
Excalibur Cup

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Nikki

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
When I was about six years old, I would watch my older sister compete, and I knew I wanted to do the same thing. It looked like so much fun.

Q: Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
A:
In Level 5, I was competing on floor, and my sister started cheering for me in the middle of my routine. She yelled so loud that I forgot what I was doing – I just stood there confused.

Q: What is your training regimen?
A:
I train 30 hours per week.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
My favorite event is floor.

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
My favorite skill is full-in on floor.

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
My favorite gymnast has always been Shawn Johnson.

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
Gymnastics has taught me perseverance.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
Winning Level 10 regionals and qualifying to the Nastia Cup.

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
I am a Freshman, and I’m homeschooled.

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Yes, I would like to compete in collegiate gymnastics.

Q: What are your favorite subjects, etc.?
A:
My favorite subject is Spanish.

Q: If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there?
A:
I would like to study nursing.

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:
When I’m not in the gym I like to relax, watch movies, and draw.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Chinese food.

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
Me Before You.

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

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
Justin Bieber

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
A:
My older sister did gymnastics up to Level 8 then cheered. My younger sister is a Level 9 gymnast.

Q: Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms?
A:
I like to listen to music before competitions, it pumps me up.

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Powerful, focused, and competitive.