My name is Emma Andres and I attend Rocklin High School as a sophomore. This season will be my 3rd year as a level 10 gymnast. My gymnastics career began at the age of two in a nearby recreational program and by the age of five I was attending Byers Roseville Gymnastics Center where I currently train 23 hours per week. Performing at such a high level has taught me several life skills. I have learned the importance of hard work and striving to improve each day. I have had many set backs as a gymnast and have applied these techniques to get back to what I love.
Set backs: Nov 2015, just before my second year level 10 season started, I had surgery to repair a congenital umbilical hernia. I was out of the gym for 8 weeks. This set back fueled my passion to be successful so I set a short term goal of making it to Regionals and I found success. I was also very happy to receive the most inspirational gymnast award at our annual 2016 gymnastics banquet.
One of my goals is to qualify for the 2017 J.O. National Championships.
Another goal is to attend a college ranked high in academics. My career goals are in the medical field so I want to attend a college that has a strong science program.
Another goal is to go to a college that has a competitive gymnastics team where I can be a leader and compete and contribute to the team.
Vault competed this season was a Yerchenko Layout and Full.
Bars: Clear hip to shoot over D to toe shoot, double tuck dismount.
Other bar skills: Shaposhnikova to uprise to clear hip to shoot over.
Beam: Round off layout step out, switch 1/2 to straddle jump, Gainer layout, wolf turn, round off double twist dismount.
Floor: 2 1/2 twist to front salto, front-full front pike, front handspring Rudy.
Dance skills: switch side to straddle full, switch half straddle full, double turn.
Skills being trained: roundoff 2 1/2 front pike, roundoff backhand spring double back, triple twist.
Some of My Favorite Things
My teammates hold a special place in my heart. I've trained with them, competed with them and played with them for years. They truly understand me and they are my best friends.
I love snowboarding , surfing and swimming. I've played the piano for 7 years and continue to take lessons. I also taught myself how to play the guitar. I love to draw and paint and I'm constantly cooking up new recipes that I've made up.