Kathleen “Kat” Rodriguez

   

Graduating Year:  2020                     Level: 10
Floor Music: Party Like A Russian Mix      Instagram: katrodriguez2020

YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwuQhcURsaWQDlhRg959Dpw/videos

Biography:

I started gymnastics when I was 6 years old and competed TAAF through level 6.  When I reached level 7, I changed gyms so that I could start competing USAG and challenge myself to excel in the sport.  I love the challenge of learning new skills and pushing myself to be my very best.  As a freshman in high school, I also started competing for our varsity gymnastics team.  I train in the evening 6 days/24 hours a week at my club gym as well as every day with my school team, about 5-8 hours a week depending on where we are in the competition season.  I love the comradery and support I have with both teams.  They help me keep my motivation strong all year.

Skills

Vault:

  • Tsuk layout
  • Tsuk lay 1/2 (working on)

Bars:

  • Overshoot
  • Shaposh
  • Shaposh to Overshoot connection (working on)
  • Clearhip
  • Toehand

Beam:

  • Front pike mount (working on)
  • 1.5 wolf turn
  • 2 wolf turn (working on)
  • BHS pike
  • Switch leap, split, tuck
  • Straddle half
  • Front tuck
  • Front half (working on)
  • Front full dismount

Floor:

  • switch ring, torgete full
  • Double turn
  • RO full
  • Front full to front pike
  • RO lay 1/2 to front lay
  • RO lay 1/2 to front full (working on)
  • Front double full (working on)
  • RO double back (working on)

Accomplishments:

  • 2019 Westerns – 7th place Beam
  • 2019 Level 9 Region 3 Floor and Beam Champion; Silver medalist AA; Bronze medalist on Bars
  • 2019 Level 9 State Floor Champion; Silver medalist AA; Bronze medalist on Beam
  • 2018 Level 9 Westerns – Bronze medalist on Beam
  • 2018 Level 9 Region 3 – Silver medalist on Beam; Westerns Qualifier
  • 2018 Level 9 State Champion; Beam Champion
  • 2017 Level 8 Region 3 – Bar Champion
  • 2017 Level 8 State Champion; Beam and Floor Champion; Silver medalist on Vault and Bars
  • 2016 Level 7 Region 3 – Silver medalist AA and Beam, Bronze medalist on Floor
  • 2016 Level 7 State – Silver medalist on Floor
  • 2015 Level 6 State – Silver medalist AA and Bars; Bronze Medalist on Floor

2020 Meet Schedule

  • Winter Blast, Infinite Bounds Plano TX – January 4-5, 2020
  • Sand Dollar Whitlow Invitational, Orlando FL – January 24-25, 2020
  • Biles Invitational, Houston TX – February 14-16, 2020
  • Texas Tough Invitational, Arlington TX – February 22-23, 2020
  • Rose City Classic, Tyler TX – March 7-8, 2020
  • Level 9/10 State, TBA, March 20-22, 2020

Practice Schedule

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00p – 8:00p
  • Tuesday, Thursday 4:00p – 8:30p
  • Saturday 9:00a – 1:00p

GPA:

11th grade:  4.086/5.0

10th grade:  3.0 (4.0)

9th grade:  3.0 (4.0)

My Goals:

Continue competing in gymnastics on a college team while earning a degree in criminal justice or mathematics.

Some of My Favorite Things:

I like painting and crafting. I really enjoy traveling and seeing new places.