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Weaver big part of 10-0 year

Name: Gracie Weaver

School: Altoona Area

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Gymnastics

Athlete of the week achievement: Weaver won the vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around in the Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League championship meet on Saturday. She led Altoona to its ninth straight league title.

Season update: Weaver will be competing in the Pennsylvania Classic state meet this weekend at Moon Township High School. The team competition is Friday, and the individual meet is Saturday.

Coach Mark Biseli’s quote: “Gracie has been key to leading her team to a 10-0 season. Her outstanding performance in the Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics League Championship meet, taking first in all events and winning the all-around, was instrumental in the team’s win for the ninth straight season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Spayd

Favorite subject: Geometry

Favorite movie: “Home Alone”

Favorite food: Mashed potatoes

Favorite song: “Champion” by Carrie Underwood

Outside interests: Horseback riding

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Shawn Johnson

Best athlete I ever competed against: Kayla Caputo

Most influential person on my athletic career: Kristal Bodenschatz

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the all-around at the Pa. Classic state meet last year

How I got my start in gymnastics: “My older sister was in gymnastics, and I wanted to be just like her, so my mom put me in it.”

Future goal: To get a scholarship to compete gymnastics in college

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