Athlete of the Week: Abby Arntz, Beavercreek High School

Name: Abby Arntz

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Gymnastics

Class: Sophomore

Age: 15

Claim to fame: I only started competitive USAG gymnastics about 4 years ago. Before that I competed in rec gymnastics.

Bet you didn’t know: I’m in band and play the clarinet

Favorite book: A lot. I love to read

Favorite movie: White Chicks

Favorite TV show: Bones

Favorite musical artist/song: Honestly, I will listen to anything, but right now I am into “Fergalicious” by Fergie

Favorite pro athlete/why: I admire all the Olympic and college gymnasts

Favorite smell: Brownies cooking

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chocolate cherry cake or chicken roll-ups

Game-day rituals: I always put my hair in a bun and then check twice for my grips

Person who would play me in a movie/why: I don’t know, but I’ve always wanted to meet Maddie Ziegler and she acts sometimes.

Words you live by: If you fall seven times, get up eight

Biggest influence/why: My teammates because they have always been there for me and pick me up when I’m down

I am most annoyed by: People who give up without trying

You can’t live without: My family, teammates and friends

Most embarrassing moment: When my mom took forever taking my team’s picture with the Ohio State gymnastics team

In 10 years, I’ll be: Probably eating food

Best thing about gymnastics: It teaches me to never give up and my teammates are amazing

Worst thing about gymnastics: Nothing. It has its bad moments, but they just make me stronger

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

Favorite junk food: Icing with pretzels

Favorite school subject: Math

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: My coach’s because I never know what he’s thinking

Love to trade places for a day with: Maddie Ziegler

When I’m bored, I like to: Watch TV, read, cook or hang out with my friends and family

Worst habit: Cracking my knuckles

On your bedroom walls: Drawings, pictures and my trophies

Talent I’d most like to have: Dancing and singing

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