O-H-I-O!!! Even though she was born in Pennsylvania Jenna Swartzentruber is a true Ohio girl. Jenna will join CGA’s Brooke Chesney at THE Ohio State University in the fall on a full ride scholarship. This is Jenna’s last season as a JO athlete and a member of her longtime gymnastics club Buckeye in Columbus, Ohio. As Jenna is preparing for the end of her season, its time to look back on all that she has accomplished on her journey to collegiate gymnastics. Jenna has experienced so much in the sport of gymnastics from Elite to Nastia Cup to becoming a National Champion. As Jenna prepares to say her goodbyes to Buckeye and Region 5, let’s get to know Jenna a little bit better as she embarks on her final few meets and a final run at JO Nationals.
What is your favorite event? My favorite event is definitely Bars!
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? The feeling of accomplishment after conquering a hard day in the gym.
What is your favorite meet to compete at? I absolutely love competing at our home meet, the Buckeye Classic. It’s amazing having all my family and teammates there cheering us on and it creates a really fun atmosphere!
Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? I would have to say qualifying for the Nastia Cup for the second time and placing first on bars at JO Nationals all in the same year.
Favorite skill to train and/or compete? My favorite skill to train would be double lay-out full-twist off bars.
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? I really admire Ashton Locklear and her flawless bars.
Do you still have your very first leo? Sadly, no I do not. However, I do still have my first competition leotard!
What were the first Olympic Games you remember watching? The 2008 Beijing Olympics with Shawn and Nastia.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m not 100% sure but definitely something in the medical field.
What is your favorite color? I don’t have just one- pink, purple, blue, and green J
If you weren’t a gymnast what sport do you think you would try? Rock climbing!! I am kind of obsessed as is J
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live? Somewhere cold because the sun doesn’t like me!
Tell me something interesting about yourself….. I have been indoor skydiving and I hope to do the real thing one day!
Check out Jenna’s 2016 JO National Championship bars set