Gym: Champion (KY)
Age Group: Junior E
Graduation: Class of 2021
Favorite Quote:“To never give up no matter how hard it is.”
Favorite Color: Light Blue
Favorite Social Meda App: Snap Chat
Favorite Movie: Pearl Harbor
Favorite Superheo: Batman because of the colors
Tell us about your experience competing at regionals in 2019: From my first regionals to this year’s regionals I gained a lot of confidence. My first regionals I was very nervous and I let the nerves get to me. I didn’t enjoy competing regionals like I should. This year at regionals I wanted to enjoy the experience but also go out there and do the best I possibly could.
What have you learned from previous experiences at regionals? At previous regionals, my mind set was only on qualifying to JO Nationals. This year was different because I focused on hitting my skills and going out there and doing the best I possibly could. My mind set was correcting the little details. From the change of my mindset it let me control my nerves and make it to JO Nationals.
What are you most looking forward to at JO Nationals? I am mostly looking forward to creating new friendships, making lifelong memories, and representing Region 5!
How does it feel to represent Region 5 on the big stage? My most memorable moment in gymnastics is catching my jeager for the first time. I will never forget that day. I was starting to get frustrated because I was catching but peeling off for a week straight. My teammate, Megan Bingham, was doing the same thing I was doing. We were talking in the chalk bucket and we both decided that this is the one. We were encouraging each other and hyping each other up. Next turn we both caught.
What is your most memorable moment besides qualifying to JO Nationals?Representing Region 5 on national stage is a little nerve wracking but it’s also very excited. I am excited to gain the experience and create memories that will last a lifetime.
What is one of the most memorable pieces of advice you have received and how has it specifically impacted you in gymnastics? One of my most memorable pieces of advice that I have received is to never give up on my goals and to continue to want to better myself. At the beginning of season, we wrote down goals and one of my goals was to focus on the little details to qualify to nationals.
What are some hobbies you enjoy? Some of my hobbies include listening to music whether it’s country or hip-hop, going shopping, hanging with my friends, and by far my favorite watching criminal minds. Criminal minds is by far my favorite show to watch ever. I love everything about it and how it’s so intense in every episode.