My Path to Elite Gymnastics
Hi, my name is Olivia, but my friends call me Livvy. I started gymnastics when i was three years old because I wanted a sparkly pink leotard. But, little did I know what an exciting future was ahead of me. When I was five years old, I was invited to try out for the pre-team at my gym ENA. Once I started competing, i knew I had a passion for the sport. After winning level 4 State Championships and beating the state all-around record, I moved from level 5 to level 8 in one year. When I was nine years old, I competed level 9 and made it to regionals. The next year, at ten years old, I competed level 10 and went to NIT. My coach and I decided to try and qualify for the U.S. Challenge. I was so excited when I accomplished my goal and came in second place, for the hopes division. During the 2013/2014 season I worked really hard to upgrade my skills and was the youngest athlete in the country to qualify as a Jr.International Elite. I competed at the 2015 American Classic and finished 8th in the all around. I achieved a qualifying score to compete at the 2015 P&G National Championships!
In 2016 I competed at the Bresteyn’s Elite Qualifier in Las Vegas where I came in first place on Floor. I debuted a new floor routine that included some upgrades such as a double layout and a 2 1/2 twist. In North Carolina at the KPAC Elite Qualifier, I came in first place on beam with a 14.2. At the 2016 Secret U.S. Classic, I received my qualifying score to P&G Championships in St.Louis, Missouri. I went on to compete at the 2016 P&G Championships and earned two medals, on floor and beam.
This year, I have been attending National Team Camps at the USA Olympic Training Center in Texas. In March 2017 I was selected to represent the United States in Italy at the Jesolo Trophy competition. It was such an honor to be added to the USA National Team. Our USA junior team won the gold All Around medal! It was very exciting.
This spring I also accepted a full athletic scholarship to LSU for the year 2020. I look forward to joining their team in the future. As the 2017 elite season winds down, I have just competed successfully at the US Classic in Chicago, coming home with 3 medals for beam, floor, and 5th place All Around. I also competed at P&G championships in California where I won medals on floor and beam.
Fashion & Design
I love fashion design. I especially enjoy participating in the design of my custom leotards. I get to work on everything from the original sketches to fabric selection with my coach, Jen. It is so exciting when the finished designs win leotard contests and online polls. I love to see my ideas come to life.