Energym’s Aleah Leman is finishing up her last year of JO Gymnastics, in the fall she will be moving onto the next chapter, collegiate gymnastics as a member of the Lindenwood Lady Lions Gymnastics Team. Leah, who has been to the JO National Championships, is also part of her high school gymnastics team and has found success at the State Level with her team. Lets get to know Aleah a little better as she embarks on her final few meets of her JO Career.
How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you? My parents put me in gymnastics class at three years old for fun
What is your favorite event? My favorite event is floor
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? My favorite part of gymnastics is spending time with my teammates inside and out of the gym. I enjoy working together with my team, especially in high school gymnastics, to achieve a common goal.
Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? My biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far is committing to Lindenwood University for gymnastics. It has always been my dream to compete in college.
Dream skill? My dream skill is a front aerial, back handspring layout on beam
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? I admire Simone Biles because of her attitude on the competition floor whether things are going her way or not
What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Priceless
What is your go to playlist or song before meets? I don’t really listen to music before meets but I generally listen to Christian music
Where do you go to High School? I go to DeKalb High School
What is your favorite color? My favorite color is turquoise
What do you like to do outside of Gymnastics? I enjoy baking/cooking, spending time with friends and family, and reading my Bible outside of gymnastics
Favorite Gymnastics Moment? My favorite gymnastics moment was at high school state this year. The meet didn’t go exactly how I wanted, team-wise or individually. We were waiting for the meet to finish up and I just had a moment of complete joy because I got to do a sport that I love with a team of girls that I love and I knew that I couldn’t ask for anything more in that moment.
If you weren’t a gymnast, what sport would you do or try? I always wanted to do figure skating if I wasn’t a gymnast but I am nowhere near graceful enough for that so I would probably end up doing track and cross country
If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why? I would have lunch with C.S. Lewis because he is an extremely wise man and I would love to be able to just chat with him about faith.
Tell me something interesting about yourself…. Last summer, I traveled to Brazil on a mission trip with my church. I am still in contact with a few of my friends that I met there.
Check out Aleah’s 2016 JO Nationals Floor Routine