Heading into JO Nationals our next 4 weeks of our 20 Questions Series will feature 2018 JO National Qualifiers. Our first JO National Qualifier is Karalyn Roberts from Splitz Gymnastics. Karalyn, who is always smiling on the competition floor, is a joy to watch especially on the Floor Exercise were she really lets her personality shine through in her performance. Kara also is aggressively beautiful on the Balance Beam and has a vault that makes you go WOW! This will be Kara’s last trip to the JO Nationals before heading to college in the fall. Kara will remain in Region 5 for her collegiate career, joining The Eagle Gymnastics Team at Eastern Michigan University. Let’s get to know Kara a little bit better as she prepared to close one chapter of her gymnastics career and begin another.
How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you? I started when I was out 18 months old. My sister started off doing it and I would run and try to do it with her so my mom put me in it.
What is your favorite event? My favorite event is Floor
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? My favorite part of gymnastics is Definitely meeting all the girls along the way.
What college do you plan on attending? I will be competing at Eastern Michigan this fall.
What is your favorite meet to compete at? My favorite meet to compete at is by far level 10 nationals.
Favorite skill to train and/or compete? My favorite skill to train or compete would probably by front tuck on beam.
Dream skill? My dream skill is a double layout on floor.
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? The life skills you learn along the way.
What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is “That last song”.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a Physcologist
Where do you go to High School? I attend Pinckney Community High School
What is your favorite color? My favorite color is Pink!
What do you like to do outside of Gymnastics? Outside of gymnastics I like to shop & travel.
If you weren’t a gymnast, what sport would you do or try? I have always wanted to do poms or dance.
If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why? I would have lunch with Marilyn Monroe & because I really thinks she’s facinating and beautiful.
Tell me something interesting about yourself….
I still eat baby food sometimes and I want to try and go to every continent during my life.