Julianna "Jay" Ratkowski

Age:
16
Club:
Altius WI
Level:
10
Coach(es):
William Wall (wmwallgreens@gmail.com, billaltius@yahoo.com), Melissa Conner-Dolgner (mcondog1@gmail.com), Jill Damora (jilldamora@altiusgym.com), Brandon Robb (brandonrobb@altiusgym.com)
My Biography

Hi! My name is Julianna Ratkowski and I am a 2nd year Level 10 gymnast at Altius Gymnastics Academy. I am also currently a junior in high school, where I prioritize my grades to maintain a GPA of 3.5. I am represented by Vicki Hicks Consulting (@vicki.jhicksconsulting). Please view My Meet Scores (https://www.mymeetscores.com/gymnast.pl?gymnastid=622100) for current scores and placements.

My Goals
  • To compete for a D1 gymnastics college program, and compete in all-around.
My Accomplishments
  • Level 10 State and Regional Qualifier 2021 & 2022
  • Level 10 State 1st Place Bars Champion, 4th Place Floor, 4th Place All-Around 2022
  • 2x Level 9 National Qualifier 2018 & 2019- Medaling in Beam and Vault 2019
  • Earned the Pioneer Award in 2018 for being the first gymnast at Altius Gymnastics Academy to qualify for the National Championships
My Skills
  • My list of competing skills-
  • Vault: Yurchanko layout and Yurchanko half twist
  • Bars: Bail HS, toe shoot, double layout dismount
  • Beam: BHS layout step out series, switch leap switch half, full turn, split jump back tuck, cat leap front ariel, BHS 1 ½ dismount
  • Floor: Double back, front HS front whip front full, back 1 ½ twist, double turn, switch leap switch half split full
  • My list of upgrades includes- Vault: Yurchanko half, full, and 1 ½. Bars: Blind jaeger, full pirouette. Beam: Switch leap switch half back tuck connection, round off 1 ½ dismount, BHS lay step lay step series. Floor: Double layout, front HS front whip 1 ½ twist, back 2 ½ twist, back triple twist, triple turn, switch leap-switch split jump full (dance).
Some of My Favorite Things
  • Favorite school subject: US History/Cotemporary Issues
  • Hobbies or favorite activities: Hanging out with friends/family, cooking, dancing
  • Favorite music: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ben Platt
  • Favorite book(s): The Warriors Heart by Eric Greitens, Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  • Favorite movie(s): Midnight Sun, A Dog's Purpose
  • Favorite TV show(s): Survivor, Project Runway, Victorious
  • Favorite food: Asparagus, brussels sprouts, watermelon, lasagna
  • Charity involvement: Girl Scouts, local conservation projects, older brother's Eagle Scout project
Fun Facts About Me
  • Since turning 16 I have been completely responsible for paying all of my gymnastics tuition, competition fees, leotards, etc. Therefore, I work two jobs as a youth gymnastics coach and mentor at my gym, as well as waitressing at a formal restaurant on the weekends.
  • I have been a part of my high school's competitive show choir since freshman year.
  • I enjoy baking and cooking for my family and trying out new recipes.

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