ABOUT Cassie Stevens

2019

Cassie Stevens

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona

Age:
17

Gym:
Arizona Sunrays
Phoenix, Arizona

Qualifying Meet:
Classic Rock Invitational

            Bio
2017

Cassie Stevens

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona

Age:
16

Gym:
Arizona Sunrays
Phoenix, Arizona

Qualifying Meet:
Fiesta Bowl Invitational

            Bio

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
My mom started me in mom-and-tot classes when I was little.

Q: What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
A:
I work out about 24 hours a week.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Vault

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
My skill on beam – The Stevens

Q: What music do you use for your floor routine?
A:
It’s called “He’s A Pirate.”

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Simone Biles

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
To never give up.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
Getting my skill named after me on beam, committing to Auburn University, and placing second all-around at nationals last year.

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
I am a sophomore at Sunnyslope High School.

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Yes, I am currently committed to Auburn University.

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
Nerve

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
Harry Potter Series

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
Twenty-One Pilots

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
A:
My mom did gymnastics, my dad plays softball, my middle brother (Caleb) does football and track, and my youngest brother (Cristian) plays tennis.

Q: Do you have any competition rituals? Lucky charms?
A:
I have my specific scrunchie that I usually wear.

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 have a pump-up playlist that I listen to before my meets.

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Calm, aggressive, and strong.

2016

Cassie Stevens

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona

Age:
15

Gym:
Arizona Sunrays
Phoenix, Arizona

Qualifying Meet:
Classic Rock Invitational

            Bio

1. Name, Age, Hometown:
Cassie Stevens, 15, Phoenix, Ariz.

2. Do you have a nickname?
Cassie (for Cassandra)

3. Where do you live to train? (Not your hometown unless you train in hometown).
In my hometown, Phoenix.

4. When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
I was in a mom and tot class and kept doing it because I liked it.

5. 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?
When I became good enough to compete. I’ve always wanted to get better, so I constantly strive to get to the next higher level. I enjoy the feeling of when my hard work pays off.

6. What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
I train 24 hours/week. It’s increased a little bit every year, so it’s never been that big of a change.

7. What is your favorite event?
Vault

8. What is your favorite skill?
The skill named after me on beam (swing through front aerial to knee).

9. What music do you use for your floor routine?
He’s a Pirate

10. Who is your idol?
Simone Biles

11. How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
It has helped me with my time management skills.

12. If you had to select one life lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
It’s not over till it’s over!

13. What grade are you in and where do you go to school?
9th grade, Sunnyslope HS

14. Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
Yes, I am currently verbally committed to Auburn University in Alabama.

15. What are your favorite subjects?
Math

16. What do you want to study in college?
Maybe something in the field of sports medicine.

17. What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing?
Compete in college, get a good degree, and find a good job.

18. When you are not in the gym, how do you spend your time? Hobbies or favorite activites?
Doing homework, watching TV, or hanging out with friends.

19. What is your favorite food?
Enchiladas

20. Favorite movie?
Stick It

21. Favorite music group?
One Direction

22. If you had to pick three words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what would they be?
Powerful, aggressive, determined

23. If you had to pick three words to describe yourself not as a gymnast, what would they be?
Intelligent, hard-working, motivated

2015

Cassie Stevens

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona

Age:
14

Gym:
Arizona Sunrays
Phoenix, Arizona

Qualifying Meet:
Fiesta Bowl

            Bio

1. Name, Age, Hometown
Cassie Stevens, 13, Phoenix, Ariz.

2. Do you have a nickname?
Cassie.

3. When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
My mom was a gymnast so she started me in classes at a young age.
About what age would you say?
2 or 3 years-old.

4. 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 decided consciously to compete around the age of 6 or 7. Competition is really fun to me, and I enjoy the team atmosphere.

5. What is your training regimen?
We condition for half-an-hour before doing all four events for an hour each, about four-and-a-half hours a day.

6. Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
It was a little bit longer and more days out of the week

7. What is your favorite event?
Vault

8. What is your favorite skill?
I do a skill that could get named after me. It’s like a front aerial with my knee on the beam.

9. What music do you use for your floor routine?
It’s called “Fire On High.” It’s very upbeat.

10. Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
Simone Biles. She always seems like she’s having fun.

11. How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally?
I’ve gotten stronger overall and more mentally tough.

12. How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
It’s helped me develop my time management skills.

13. If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
To always stay positive.

14. What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
Making the Nastia Liukin Cup is my biggest accomplishment so far.

15. What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
8th grade; I go to Orangewood Middle School.

16. Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
Yes.

17. What are your favorite subjects, etc.?
Math and science.

18. What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing?
To go to college and compete in gymnastics and then get a job afterwards.

19. When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? Charities?
I enjoy spending time with my friends.

20. What is your favorite food?
I really like Carne Asada.

21. What is your favorite movie?
I like all the “Harry Potter” movies.

22. What is your favorite book?
The “Harry Potter” books.

23. What is your favorite music group?
One Direction.

24. Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
My mother was a gymnast. I have three brothers; the oldest one runs track, the middle does football and track, the youngest one does basketball and diving.

25. 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?
Right now, there’s One Direction and Taylor Swift. I listen to upbeat songs before meets to get me into the right kind of mood.

26. If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they
Believing, confident, and attacking.

27. What 3 words describe you as a person, not the gymnast?
Positive, fun, and outgoing.