GTM Sportswear is proud to partner with Inside Gymnastics Magazine to sponsor the Gymnast of the Month!
Every other month, GTM and Inside Gymnastics spotlight an athlete from entry level through Elite who exemplifies dedication to the sport and excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Read more from our interview with 3rd grade, straight-A student and March/April Gymnast of the Month, Star Knister from Cottonwood, AZ.
Q: What made you want to start gymnastics?
A: I was always doing back bends and cart-wheels and my mom thought I would be a good gymnast.
Q: What is your favorite part of gymnastics?
A: Getting a new trick!
Q: Tell us about your extracurricular activities, including school-related, club-related, community service or volunteer projects:
A: I like to do plays and sing at the senior center in our town with my classmates.
Q: List any recent individual or team awards:
A: I took 2nd place on my floor routine at the AZ Grand meet. It was my highest placement on floor!
Q: How has gymnastics changed or influenced your life?
A: It has made me stronger. I have learned so much and made a lot of friends.
Q: What are some of your short-term and long-term gymnastics goals?
A: I want to qualify at my next level 6 meet to move up and I want to be a college gymnast.
Q: Where do you envision yourself 10 years from now?
A: Competing college gymnastics!!
Q: Who is your role model & why?
A: Gabby Douglas, because she kept going even when it was tough and made it all the way to the Olympics.
Gym Name: Flip City Gymnastics