Our next athlete in our 20 Questions series, hails from Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy in Ohio. Senior Kaci Martir is a 3 time Level 9 State Vault Champion as well as a 2 time Regional Vault Champion, and most recently a 2 time JO National Qualifier. Kaci will be heading to Temple University in the fall where she will compete on the gymnastics team. Let’s get to know Kaci a little better as we wraps up her last summer with CGA and Region 5 before heading onto the next chapter of her life. We would like to wish Kaci all the best of luck at Temple University.
How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you? My older sister started first
and would come home and teach it to me and I could do it so easily that thy decided to put me in classes too. I was 4 years old
What is your favorite event? Bars
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? That it is challenging and more unique than other sports. People are genuinely impressed with what we can do
What college do you plan on attending? Temple University
What is your favorite meet to compete at? Presidential Classic
Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? Being given the opportunity to compete in College
Favorite skill to train and/or compete Double Fronts
Dream skill? Double Arabian
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? Dominique Dawes
What is your all-time favorite leotard? Do you still your very first leo? The Leo
that Oklahoma wore with the crossed open back. I don’t have have my first Leo.
What is your favorite movie? Stick it
What is your go to playlist or song before meets? All we do is Win
What do you want to be when you grow up? Orthopedic surgeon
Where do you go to High School? Lakota West
What is your favorite color? Blue
What do you like to do outside of Gymnastics? Being with my friends
Most embarrassing meet moment or gymnastics moment? The time I tried to make my pirouette over 3 times and then fell on a giant and didn’t finish my routine.
If you weren’t a gymnast, what sport would you do or try? Diving
Favorite Vacation Destination? Punta Cana
If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why? Beyoncé because she is my favorite artist
Tell me something interesting about yourself…. I’ve always loved photography. I started taking pictures when I was about 12 and I’m pretty good at it. I like that I can decide what angle to put the camera and what the object will look like out of a different lens.
Check out Kaci rocking her favorite event, the Uneven Bars, at the 2017 JO National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana