Ashley Hofelich of Oakland Gymnastics will be entering into her Senior year of High School this fall and her final year of JO Club Gymnastics. Ashley, who is a beautiful athlete to watch on the competition floor, qualified to her first JO National Championships this past year along with two of her Oakland Teammates. Ashley, who is undecided on her college plans, will certainly make an impact in her senior season. I look forward to seeing her on the competition floor this season. Let’s get to know Ashley a little bit better as she wraps up her JO Career.
What is your favorite event? My favorite event is beam.
What is your favorite meet to compete at? My favorite meet to compete at is The Oakland Classic which we hosted. There was always lots of energy and all my teammates would come to cheer each other on.
Favorite skill to train and/or compete? My favorite skill to train and compete is a double pike on floor.
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? I admire my coaches who have gotten me to where I am today and have taught me many life lessons that will carry on with me forever.
What is your all-time favorite leotard? Do you still your very first leo? My all-time favorite leo would have to be Oakland’s competition Leo’s this year. I love how our colors changed and they are now blue, and the ombre style is popular this year. I do still have my first leo.
What is your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Miracle. I enjoy watching hockey and the movie is motivational.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be involved in business, and am leaning towards accounting.
What is your favorite color? My favorite color is blue.
Most embarrassing meet moment or gymnastics moment? My most embarrassing meet moment is when I was little, I finished my beam routine and walked away completely not realizing that I didn’t salute to the judges.
If you weren’t a gymnast, what sport would you do or try? If I wasn’t a gymnast, I would try Track, Soccer, or Cheerleading.
If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why? I would like to have lunch with my Grandpa on my dad’s side. He passed away before I was born, and I wish I would have gotten to know him.
Tell me something interesting about yourself…. I played softball up until I was around 10 years old.
Check out Ashley rocking her favorite event the Balance Beam