Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A: From the time I could stand my Papa had me doing “stick” finishes.
Q: Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
A: When I first started gymnastics I wouldn’t put my feet on the beam. My coach would carry me under the arms across the length of the beam begging me to put my feet down.
Q: What is your training regimen? Was that a big change when you made the switch to competitive gymnastics?
A: I train 5 days a week for a total of 26 hours.
Q: What is your favorite event?
A: Balance beam and uneven bars
Q: What is your favorite skill?
A: Triple Full
Q: What music do you use for your floor routine?
Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A: Aly Raisman
Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A: To never give up even when things get tough – it will all be worth it in the end!
Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A: Making J.O. National Team, Region 5 All-Star Team, and qualifying to the Nastia Cup.
Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A: I am a Freshman at Teays Valley High School
Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
Q: When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? Charities?
A: I am involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. I show pigs and cattle at the fair and enjoy spending time with my friends and family. And I LOVE shopping!
Q: What is your favorite food?
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Prisoner B-3087
Q: What is your favorite music group?
A: I don’t really have a favorite. I listen to all kinds of music.
Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes? Which sports?
A: My brother Ian played football, basketball, baseball, and golf.
Q: Do you have any competition rituals?
A: I always have pasta the day before a competition.
Q: What’s on your IPod right now?
A: Drake and Rihanna
Q: What type of music do enjoy listening to?
A: Country, Hip-hop, Pop, R&B
Q: How about before a meet when you’re trying to get focused and pumped up?
A: The Greatest by Sia
Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A: Competitive, Determined, Focused