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20 Questions with Senior Gillian Rutz (Perfection)

Our next 20 Questions athlete is a multiple JO National Qualifier, JO National Uneven Bars Champion and a future Arkansas RazorBack! Gillian Rutz from Perfection Gymnastics in Cincinnati, Ohio has had a great career in Region 5 Gymnastics, however this year did not end how she wanted or planned. This generation of seniors is like no other, having their seasons end on someone else terms, but what there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel in that those, like Gillian, still have 4 more years of gymnastics to look forward too! Let’s get to know Gillian a little better as she looks to the future of her gymnastics career at the University of Arkansas. Thank you for your contributions to Region 5 Gymnastics, Ohio Gymnastics and of course your home club Perfection Gymnastics. 

How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you?  I got into gymnastics when I was 5 years old

What is your favorite event? My favorite event is bars

Favorite Skill to train/compete My favorite skill to train/compete is a ray on bars

Dream Skill? My dream skill is a comaneci on bars

What is your favorite part of gymnastics? My favorite part about gymnastics is having my teammates by my side and the accomplishments achieved

What college do you plan on attending? I plan on attending the University of Arkansas #woopig

What is your favorite meet to compete at? Why?My favorite meet to compete at is the California classic because it is in California

Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? My biggest accomplishment is winning bars and JO Nationals

What is your favorite Region 5 Insider Feature or Series? My favorite Region 5 Insider feature is 2Q Tuesday

What kinds of things really make you laugh? My friends and funny videos

3 Things you could not live without? 3 things I could not live without are my airpods, phone, and friends

If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why? I would be a monkey because they are wild

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5 Most Important or Must have Items in your gym bag?  5 most important items in my gym bag are snacks, tape, pre-wrap, advil, and a roller

Do you have any pre-meet rituals or superstitions? I listen tomusic to hype me up

What do you like to do outside of Gymnastics?I like to hang with my friends

Most embarrassing meet moment or gymnastics moment? The most embarrassing meet moment is when I forgot my floor routine

Do you have a nickname? If so what Is the story behind it? I have lots of nicknames that people randomly call me

Which athletes (any sport) do you respect the most and why? I respect Katelyn Ohashi because she is very inspiring and unique

Something you learned from Gymnastics that you will take with you? Something I learned from gymnastics that I will take with me is how to manage time well

Most Memorable Gymnastics or JO Nationals Moment? Most memorable gymnastics moments are the relationships I have made with my coaches and teammates

What is the most valuable piece of advice or wisdom your coach has given you? Get out of your comfort zone and see where the results take you

Bonus Question: Tell me something interesting about yourself…. I love to swim!



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