Baylee Smith

Baylee Smith

Grade : 12                              Age: 17


Favorite Event : Bars, it is unique, challenging, and fun.

Least Favorite Event: Beam, it is only 4″ wide and it has always been my hardest event.
Most Memorable Gymnastics Moment: Good-winning 1st place on bars at Nationals, Bad-falling off bars head first.
Why do I love Gymnastics?: It’s super fun and it’s cool to be able to do so many unique skills.
Goal: To recover from my injury and compete all four events.
Favorite Gymnast : Nastia Liukin
In My Free Time:  I do homework, read, and coach gymnastics.
Interesting Facts About Me : Have Surfed. I have been to Hawaii, used to live in North Carolina. I have a black lab named Claire. I’m a vegetarian.
When I grow up: Either become a doctor, medical researcher, or a nutritionist.  
What I think about drug testing: Good and bad,  good idea to test, but takes up a lot of time. 
Favorite subject:  Science
Favorite TV Show: Iron Chef  America
Favorite Color:  PINK
Facts About My Gymnastics Career :   I started gymnastics when I was 6 years old, made Gymcats at 10.  The first skill I remember learning was a cartwheel.  I have torn my ACL and have had a head and spinal cord concussion.  I love gymnastics because most of my friends are there and it is fun.
Personal Stats 2010-2011
Perrysburg vs. Maumee December 18, 2010
First AA meet of high school career
vault 5th, bars 7th, beam 8th, floor 8th, AA 7th
Personal Stats 2009-2010:
Whitmer/Northview/Central December 15 2009
Hurt knee on very first vault and out for the season.
Competed 1 vault at that meet.

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