Our next 20 Questions Athlete is 2018 JO National Qualifier and Senior Hannah DeMers of Splitz Gymnastics in Canton Michigan. I personally cannot believe Hannah is finally senior! I have watched this talented athlete grow up in the state of Michigan, I feel like she has been a Level 10 forever! I actually always thought she was older than she was because of how she carries herself on the competition floor and in her gymnastics, she has a mature feel about her. In the Fall Hannah will be sticking close to Michigan and Region 5 joining the Central Michigan Gymnastics Team. As The Region 5 Championships begin Thursday, Hannah will be trying to qualify to her final JO National Championships and ending her journey with Splitz Gymnastics and Region 5. So, let’s get to know Hannah a little better as she closes out her JO career and competes in her final Region 5 Championships.
How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you? I got into gymnastics when I was just two years old. My mom started taking me to Splitz for open gyms to run off my energy. The coaches there said I was fearless and recommended for me to take classes.
What is your favorite event? My favorite event is floor.
Favorite Skill to train/compete. My favorite skill to train is layout full-in dismount off bars. My favorite skill to compete is my front double full on floor.
Dream Skill? My dream skill would be yurchenko double full on vault.
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? My favorite part about gymnastics are the lessons I learn along the way.
What is your favorite meet to compete at? Why? My favorite meet to compete at is at Nationals. I enjoy competing at Nationals because it proves that all your hardwork has paid off.
Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? My biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far is earning a full-ride scholarship to Central Michigan University.
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? Why? I admire Katelyn Ohashi the most because she isn’t just good at gymnastics, she loves what she is doing. Her gymnastics is unique and fun to watch.
What is your favorite Region 5 Insider Feature or Series? My favorite Region 5 Insider Feature is the fail “OMG” moments of 2018.
What is your go to playlist or song before meets? Before meets I usually will listen to music that will pump me up or get me excited.
3 Things you could not live without? Three things I could not live without is my cat, my phone, and friends.
If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why? If I could be any animal I would be a cat because I could lay in the sun all day and sleep.
Do you have any pre-meet rituals or superstitions? My pre-meet ritual is that before every meet I have to go to church on Sunday.
What do you like to do outside of Gymnastics? Outside of gymnastics I like to watch netflix and go shopping with friends.
If you weren’t a gymnast, what sport would you do or try? If I wasn’t a gymnast I would try dance.
What are you most looking forward to this competition session? I am looking forward to just having fun and enjoying my last few meets left before I graduate.
Bonus Question: Tell me something interesting about yourself….
When I was younger, I used to be on a slalom ski racing team called XLR8.