ABOUT Teagan Torgerud

2017

Teagan Torgerud

Hometown:
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Age:
14

Gym:
Orlando Metro
Orlando, Florida

Qualifying Meet:
Tampa Bay Turners Invitational

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Teags

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
I always liked to do cartwheels and flip around when I was little, so my parents put me in a class.

Q: When did you decide you wanted to compete? And, when did you want to compete at a high level? What about competition appeals to you?
A:
When I was 7, I started practicing with the older girls, and I wanted to win the medals that they were getting.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Floor

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
Double front

Q: What music do you use for your floor routine?
A:
It is a mixture of tracks we call “The End of Darkness.”

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Shawn Johnson

Q: How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally?
A:
I am more focused and disciplined in my practices.

Q: How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
A:
I am more organized and self-driven, wanting to do my best at everything that I do.

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
Self-respect

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
Qualifying for the Nastia Liukin Cup.

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
I am a ninth grader at FLCCA.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Steak

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
The Maze Runner

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
The Secret Garden

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
The Zac Brown Band

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
A:
All of my brothers are very athletic and played sports: football, basketball and baseball.

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:
Bright by Echosmith, I like county and pop.

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Artistic, powerful, determined