When I was 8 years old I decided I really wanted to learn how to do a back handspring so my parents signed me up for gymnastics. I quickly fell in love with all aspects of gym even though I started out just wanting to tumble. As a late starter to the sport, I have had to work very hard to catch up to teammates my age, but it has been a rewarding journey. Even though it took me 18 months to finally get that back handspring I wanted, I remained determined. I am so glad I didn't give up because things really took off from there. In the spring of 2017, on my 4th anniversary of beginning gymnastics, I finished the season as a Region 8, Level 8, First Place AA, Vault and Beam Champion. I look forward to what lies ahead in my training. Good luck to everyone this upcoming meet season!