Aerial  Port Gymnastics

Emily Brock
Highschool Junior,
University High School,
Morgantown, West Virginia

"No athlete is truly tested until they’ve stared an injury in the face and came out on the other side stronger than ever” - Anonymous
My first gymnastics trophy!

About me...

I was born in London, Ontario Canada.  My Gymnastics career began when I was 18 months old. I was pre-team at River City Gymnastics in Little Rock Arkansas when I was 4.  However, we ended up moving to Cheat Lake, West Virginia where I competed for the West Virginia Gymnastics Training Center for Levels 4, 5, and 6.  In 2014, I joined Aerial Port Gymnastics and I love every second of it.  Coach Gary has not only mentored me as a gymnast but he has also mentored me as one of his fellow coaches. In the fall of 2018 I suffered a knee injury, during a twisting dismount on beam.  After several months of rehab and surgery I am back and ready to compete for the 2018-2019 season.   I was able to only compete during the 2017-2018 season, however I muscled through one meet, and that was the State meet.  I missed regionals by only one point so I am anxious to get back into competition.  Cheering from the sidelines for a season has made me hungry to achieve my competitive goals. In my spare time I enjoy photography.
Skills I am working on:

Vault: Yurchenko with 1/2 twist

BARS: Bar dismount: double tuck - training double back pike Bar release: overshoot to handstand and toe shoot to high bar Other moves : toe on toe off to handstand ( lb and hb) , clear hip to handstand / 1/2 piourette. Training: Geinger

Beam: Beam dsmt: Round off layout full and a half dsmt. Series: back handspring back tuck Bonus: switch leg leap to back tuck , split jump to tuck jump full, series and dismount bonus Training : back handspring 1/4 turn to handstand Rd off back handspring full and a half punch front pike / layout, Fr handspring layout full punch front pike, Fr handspring front full. 

FLOOR:  Dance - switch leg leap to tuck jump full and a half, one and a half turn : New skills training - double back somersault. 
 “…above all, you have to love what you are doing. You cannot fake passion. If you love it - you can fight through the rough times and enjoy the good times.”
-Shannon Miller