Meet the Team

 

These Level 7 gymnasts will represent Maryland at the 2018 National Judges Cup in Oregon!

 

 

 

 

Sophia Diaz

Club: Hill's Gymnastics

Coaches: Amy Martelli, Igor Kniazev

Floor music: Dance to it

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: Side aerial

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Several times achieving 1st place All Around at MD States starting at level 3 and being named first member to the MD team in levels 6 and 7

How did you get involved with gymnastics? Motivated to try gymnastics by watching US team in the Olympics

Favourite class in school: Writing and art

Favourite TV show: Andi Mack

Favourite movie: Wonder

Other hobbies: Drawing

Favourite music: Pop music

Charity involvement: I like to help when my family goes to feed and help the homeless

Etc.: I like to mentor my little sister at the gym and spend time with my family and friends

Kate Egan

Club: Hill's Gymnastics

Coaches: Katrina Evanoff, Juba Ra-Akbar, Morgan Stickler

Floor music: Carnival de Paris

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: Side aerial

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Qualifying to Team Maryland

How did you get involved with gymnastics? My parents took me to parent-child classes when I was 9 months old and I never stopped!

Favourite class in school: Social Studies

Favourite TV show: Chopped Jr

Favourite movie: Guardians of the Galaxy

Other hobbies: Art

Favourite music: Country

Charity involvement: I like to take donations like food, towels and blankets to the local animal shelter.

Etc.: I love going to the beach with my family.

Yuna Lee
Club: Hill's Gymnastics 
Coaches: Igor Kniazev
Floor music: Tchaikovsky Remix
Favorite gymnastics skill to perform: Giants and Full Twist 
Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Making the TOPS B National Team and Qualifying for the Maryland Team
How did you get involved with gymnastics? My mom noticed how clumsy I was, so she signed me up for gymnastics when I was 6 and ever since then, I didn’t stop!
Favorite class in school: Math and Art
Favorite TV show: Chopped and America’s Got Talent
Favorite movie: Wreck-It Ralph, Parent Trap
Other hobbies: Playing the Piano, Ice Skating, Arts and Crafts 
Favorite music: Pop Music
Etc.: I want to go far in gymnastics and hopefully meet my goals!

 

Maddison Haehl

Club: Win win Gymnastics

Coaches: Donna Ranzy and Chan Wang

Floor music: "Evil Like Me"

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: Front walkover on the beam

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Making the Maryland 2018 Maryland team and coming in 1st AA at States in 2017

How did you get involved with gymnastics? My Mom put me in gymnastics when I was 3 years old just to give it a try!

Favourite class in school: Art

Favourite TV show: The Good Doctor and Kevin Probably Saves The World

Favourite movie: Miracles from Heaven

Other hobbies: Singing, drawing and pageants.

Favourite music: Everything, I love music!

Charity involvement: Operation Christmas Child

Etc.: I would like to get a gymnastics scholarship and compete in college and become an Olympic Gymnastics Coach!

 

 

Patricia Mills

Club: Frederick Gymnastics Club

Coaches: Olga & Oleg Baranova and Brian Ray

Floor music: Infiltrado

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: Tsuk

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: First time winning state vault champion as a level 3 gymnast.

How did you get involved with gymnastics?: My parents put me in a gymnastics class when I was three. My current coach, Ms. Olga, noticed me and encouraged my parents to put me on the team.

Favourite class in school: Math

Favourite TV show: American Ninja Warrior

Favourite movie: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Other hobbies: Coaching gymnastics to my little sister and running 5k races with my family.

Favourite music: Pop

Charity involvement: Peer Mentor at my elementary school

Etc.: My favorite quote is: "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work!"

 

Isabella Mullinix

Club: Win-Win Gymnastics

Coaches: Donna Ranzy & Chan Wang

Floor music: "The End"

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: A Full on floor

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Making the 2018 Maryland State Level 7 Team

How did you get involved with gymnastics? I started by taking a Mommy and Me gymnastics class when I was a toddler.

Favourite class in school: Language Arts

Favourite TV show: Once Upon a Time

Favourite movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Other hobbies: Baking, Reading, & Piano

Favourite music: Today's top hits

Charity involvement: Alex's Lemonade Stand, World Wildlife Fund, & Operation Christmas Child

Etc.: My goal is to receive a college scholarship to compete in gymnastics and I want to study Marine Biology.

 

Zoe Pallia

Club: Hills Gymnastics Training Center

Coach: Igor Kniazev

Floor music: The Goonies

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: Layout step-out on beam

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Making the TOPS A National Team and winning back to back State Championship all-around titles.

How did you get involved with gymnastics? My mom was a competitive gymnast and put me in gymnastics when I was three...and I liked it!

Favourite class in school: Writing

Favourite TV show: America's Got Talent

Favourite movie: Jurassic World

Other hobbies: Arts and crafts, building legos

Favourite music: Country

Eva Rosenberg

Club: Hill’s Gymnastics

Coaches: Igor Kniazev and Amy Martelli

Favourite gymnastics skill to perform: Full twist

Most proud gymnastics accomplishment: Attending Developmental Invite Camp at National Team Training Center twice

How did you get involved with gymnastics? My parents saw how much I loved to climb and swing on the monkey bars and enrolled me in my first gymnastics class at age two

Favourite class in school: Math, Science, Art

Favourite movie: Harry Potter

Other hobbies: Reading, doing craft projects, playing the piano, and baking

Favourite music: Popular music

Charity involvement: Gathering donations for A Wider Circle with my family

Etc. I like smart technology and designing objects

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