Charlotte Stephan


Name: Charlotte Stephan

Grade: Junior

Sport: Gymnastics

Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?

“My favorite professional athlete is Gabby Douglas. I just remember watching her in the 2012 Olympics and that’s when I knew I wanted to start doing gymnastics.”

Who has influenced your gymnastics career the most? Why?

“My old club coach, Katie Peterson, has influenced me the most. I had a couple of years where I competed all by myself, but she was always there supporting me. She also made the gym a good environment and always had me looking forward to going, even if I was coming from a rough day at school.”

What is your favorite part of being on the gymnastics team?

“My favorite part about being on the team is the energy that everyone brings. We are always supporting each other at meets and in practice.”

How has gymnastics impacted your life?

“Gymnastics has helped me a lot with time management skills. It has helped shape me as a person, it has taught me a lot of life lessons that aren’t always even related to gymnastics, and it has brought so many new people into my life.”