Inside Their World: Spectacular Stanford Sophomore Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price is a Stanford sophomore this season and is coming off a remarkably impressive rookie season. In 2015, Price earned first-team All-American honors on vault and bars, winning the NCAA title on vault with a 9.9333 and tying for fifth on bars with a 9.90. She holds career-high scores of 10.0 on vault, 9.95 on bars, 9.90 on beam, 9.975 on floor, and 39.675 in the all-around. Price will kick off her 2016 season with Stanford today at the NorCal Classic - Watch LIVE on FloGymnastics at 2pm PST.

We all know she's a phenomenal gymnast, but learn a little more about Price outside of the competiton arena...

FloGymnastics: Which athlete(s) (any sport) do you most respect and why?

Elizabeth Price: The athlete I respect the most is Serena Williams. Her level of commitment to her sport is that of a champion and her ability to persevere through all the doubt and negative criticism thrown her way along her journey is inspiring. Serena’s not just an amazing athlete but also a remarkable woman, one with more physical and mental strength than I’d ever believe possible and that’s why I respect her more than any other athlete.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Marvel’s The Avengers. I love super heroes and I think this movie franchise is pretty awesome.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time to relax?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is to listen to music. Whatever mood I’m in there’s always a perfect playlist waiting to be heard.

What is the biggest sacrifice you have made to be in gymnastics?

The biggest sacrifice I’ve made to be in gymnastics was getting homeschooled after I became an elite. In order to continue to get better I needed to spend more time in the gym and the best way for that to happen was for me to start homeschooling. This was a huge sacrifice because I loved school.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I want to be a biomechanical engineer. I want to design and build new medical devices that are inexpensive, easy to use and durable for hospitals and clinics in poor and underdeveloped nations. If all goes well, more people around the world will have access to the safe and efficient medical care available here in the U.S.

What is your favorite event and why?

My favorite event is bars because I enjoy doing a bunch of different releases and connecting skills.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

My favorite flavor of ice cream is cookie dough!

How old were you when you started gymnastics and how did you get involved?

I started gymnastics when I was three. I had too much energy and my parents needed a way to tire me out, so they decided to enroll me in gymnastics.

Do you have a history of gymnasts in your family?

No one in my family did gymnastics before me.

What keeps you motivated in the gym?

What keeps me motivated in the gym are my teammates. They’re always working hard and supporting me and that helps motivate me to always give 100 percent. I want to do everything I can to help the team reach our goals.

What is your perfect pizza?

My perfect pizza would be a classic thin-crust pepperoni pizza.

What’s your biggest fear?

Although there are some pretty frightening skills in the sport of gymnastics, my biggest fear is spiders. I’m not quite sure what made me so scared of them in the first place but nothing scares me more than a spider in my room.

What is the most played song on your phone/iPod?

The two most-played songs on my iPod at the moment are “Grand Piano” and “Buy a Heart” by Nicki Minaj. She’s my favorite artist so it’s no surprise that she sings my top two most-played songs, both of which have been played over 130 times.

What’s one food you just can’t stand?

One food I can’t stand is whipped cream. I don’t know what it is but I don’t like anything with whipped cream on it.


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USA Gymnastics Seats New Board

Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS, June 21, 2018 – At its June 20 meeting, the USA Gymnastics Interim Board of Directors confirmed the election of the new Board of Directors that was seated at the conclusion of the Interim Board’s meeting. Additionally, each of the five competitive disciplines has chosen its two representatives to serve on the newly created Programs Council. “We want to thank the Interim Board for their commitment to completing the necessary tasks of streamlining and reconstituting our Board of Directors in a short window of time,” said Kerry Perry, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics. “We look forward to working with the new Board to transform our organization to keep athlete safety and well-being as our priority and to promote a positive and empowered environment for our athletes and members to thrive and follow their dreams.” USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, as of June 20, 2018NOTE: Terms are staggered and indicated for each director.

USA & Canada Lead On Difficulty & Execution At The 2018 Junior Pan Ams

The 2018 Junior Pan American Games concluded last week in Buenos Aires, with Team USA taking home the team gold medal, in addition to multiple individual medals for Jordan Bowers, Leanne Wong, and Tori Tatum. Team Canada also took home multiple medals, including the team silver and individual medals for Zoe Allaire-Bourgie and Imogen Paterson. 

Event Finals Qualifiers - 2018 Junior Pan American Championships

Christy Ann Linder

Below are the gymnasts who qualified for the individual event finals at the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The finals will be held Friday, June 15. The top eight gymnasts on each event, with a maximum of two gymnasts per country, qualify for event finals. 

USA, Bowers Strike Gold At 2018 Junior Pan Am Championships

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2019 Nastia Liukin Cup Series Qualifying Meets Announced

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Wong, Bowers Lead Top USA Junior Women In The 2018 Pan American Champs

Christy Ann Linder

The 2018 Junior Pan American Championships takes place this week, with competition starting on June 13 and concluding on June 15 in Buenos Aires. The event includes a team final, all-around final, and event finals for both the men and women. Team USA is sending top juniors Jordan Bowers, JaFree Scott, Tori Tatum, and Leanne Wong. 

Team USA Set For Junior Pan American Championships

Team USA is set to compete at the Junior Pan American Championships this week in Buenos Aires. The men's and women's competition will be held June 13-15 and consists of a team competition as well as individual all-around and event competitions.

A New Mentality For Kyla Ross In UCLA's Title-Winning Season

Kyla Ross has competed on some of the biggest stages in elite gymnastics—the Olympic Games in London, the World Championships in Belgium and China. She was a two-time world all-around medalist and was the silver medalist at back-to-back national championships.

Opinion: The Engaged, Strategic Leadership That USA Gymnastics Needs

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For over a year now, USA Gymnastics has been operating in a state of turmoil from the backlash of Larry Nassar’s horrific crimes. What started as the largest sex abuse scandal in sports history has evolved to show major flaws in the way that the national governing body for gymnastics is run. They have been through a wave of resignations at the highest levels: the president of USAG, the national team coordinator, and the senior vice president of the Women’s Program, to name a few. 

Utah To Host 2018 American Classic And Hopes Classic

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