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20 Questions with 2x JO National Qualifier Skyla Schulte (Phenom)

Our next 20 Questions Athlete is Skyla Schulte of Phenom Gymnastics in Illinois. Skyla is a 2 time JO National competitor, a JO National Team Champion and a Level 9 Eastern All-Around Champion. Skyla has the perfect mix of  grace and power with the straight body lines that always impress the judges. She has big skills including a huge hindorff on bars and floating full twisting double back on floor. Skyla has a strong work ethic and a leader in her gym. However, I think the best part about Skyla is her outgoing personality. She always can crack a joke or do something that gets you smiling and that is a great quality in a leader. Skyla is one of our regions best and with a few more years with us here in Region 5,  I see her bringing home a JO National Championship. Lets get to know Skyla a little better, as she heads into the summer training season and prepares for another run at the Region 5 JO National Dream Team.

How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you?  When I was little I would always do headstands and cartwheels everywhere, so my mom signed me up. Also, anything that looked like a beam I would climb on. I was 3 when I started

What is your favorite event? My favorite event is bars and floor



Favorite skill to train/compete I love to do full ins

Dream skill? Pike hindorf on bars, double double on floor, 1 1/2 on vault, double full in off beam

What is your favorite part of gymnastics? Gymnsatics lets me be free and let lose. I get to try new thing, feel what it’s like to fly, and let’s me be me

What college do you plan on attending? I plan on attending Michigan State University!!?

What is your favorite meet to compete at? Why? I love competing at nationals because it’s such a fun experience and I love how everyone is so positive and the energy is unexplainable

Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? Getting a full ride scholarship to my dream school

who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? I admire my teammates and coaches because they have taught me to not only be a good gymnast but to be a good person.

What is your favorite Region 5 Insider or Series? I enjoy the all access workouts

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What is your go to playlist or song before meets? I don’t have a specific song I listen to before meets but I like to listen to country music and cardi b

3 things you could not live without? My friends and family, food, water

If you could be any animal, what animal  would you be and why? I would be a monkey because they can swing around on trees

5 most important or must have items in your gym bag? My grips, shorts, phone, water bottle, and ib-prophen

Do you have any pre-meet rituals or superstitions? Yes, I have special meet socks I always wear and I normally wear the same hair ties.

What do you like to do outside of gymnastics? I like to hangout with my friends and family

Most embarrassing meet moment or gymnastics moment? I don’t really have a most embarrassing moment, but I have lots of laughs with my phenom fam

If you weren’t a gymnast what sport would you try? I would probably try dance or volleyball

Which athletes do you respect the most and why? I respect Jackie Robison because through all of the hate and discrimination he never gave up on his dream

What is the most valuable piece of a divide or wisdom your coach has given you? Take a deep breathe, you know how to do this and large and in charge like little lani

Bonus question: Tell me something interesting about yourself….My parents are Msu alumni and I’ve an MSU spartan since I could remember

Check out Skyla’s Nationals Gallery Below

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