3 x National Qualifier | Hawai'i Born and Raised

Camryn Chiu

Class of 2024

Personal

Name: Camryn Chiu
Birthday: November 5, 2005
Hometown: Kailua, Hawai'i
Family: Leif (F), Joelle (M), Carson (B), Cady (S)
Instagram: @CamrynChiu2024

 

Academics

School: Punahou
Current Grade:
10 (Sophomore)

Graduation Year:
2024
Favorite Class: Honors Mandarin
Academic Interests:
Foreign languages, psychology
GPA: 3.956
Extracurriculars: Student Government, Class Senator - "I plan spirit events and act as an advocate for my peers."

 

Club Info

Club: HITS Gymnastics
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Level: 10
Coaches: Joe Rapp, Joel Shugart
Contact: JoeRapp@gmail.com
Training: 15 hours / week

2021 Results

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2021
DP Nationals

Level 10

9.3

8.675

9.325

9.325

36.625

2021
Regionals

Level 10

9.5

8.3

8.45

8.75

35.0

Past Appearances

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2019
JO Nationals

Level 10

8.85

8.3

8.075

9.0

34.225

2019
Regionals

Level 10

9.05

8.95

8.775

9.125

35.9

2019
Hawaii State

Level 10

9.125

9.3

9.3

9.125

36.85

2018
JO Nationals

Level 10

8.75

9.025

8.4

9.025

35.2

2018
Regionals

Level 10

9.025

8.8

8.975

8.725

35.525

2018
Hawaii State

Level 10

9.1

9.1

9.0

8.875

36.075

2021 Nationals

VAULT

Date: May 15, 2021
Level: 10
Score: 9.300 (27T)

UNEVEN BARS

Date: May 15, 2021
Level: 10
Score: 8.675 (36)

BALANCE BEAM

Date: May 15, 2021
Level: 10
Score: 9.325 (26T)

FLOOR EXERCISE

Date: May 15, 2021
Level: 10
Score: 9.325 (35T)

Get to Know Camryn

1. Before your gymnastics career is over, what do want to achieve?

Cam: "Before my gymnastics career is over, I want to compete at the collegiate level with teammates who are working toward the same goal. I also want to excel in the gym and academically."

2. Why do you want to do NCAA gymnastics?

Cam: "I want to do NCAA gymnastics to be part of something bigger than myself. My whole life, I’ve been competing as an individual athlete. NCAA gymnastics would be my first real opportunity to contribute to a team. Watching the NCAA gymnasts’ enthusiastic support for one another is something I would love to experience firsthand. I would love to cheer my heart out for my teammates."

3. How do you think you could impact an NCAA team?

Cam: "I could impact an NCAA team by bringing a positive mental attitude to practice and competitions. I’m a hard worker who is always looking for ways in which I can improve myself in and out of the gym. One of my greatest strengths is my competitive spirit. I really enjoy the pressure of competition and don’t back down from a challenge. All of these attributes would positively impact an NCAA team."

4. What would your coach say is your greatest strength?

Cam: "My coach would say that I am open to corrections and not afraid to try new skills."

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How would you describe yourself outside the gym?
Cam: "Outside of the gym, I am easy-going and adventurous. I enjoy surfing, spending time with my friends, taking advantage of everything Hawaii has to offer, and traveling. When my gym was closed due to the pandemic, my friends and I were able to hone our surfing skills at Waikiki’s unusually empty beaches. Now that the crowds are back and gyms have reopened, I try to fit in surfing anywhere I can. I also enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures. I’ve been to 24 of the 50 states, Japan, Taiwan, and China. My favorite destination so far is Tokyo."

 

How would you describe yourself inside the gym?"
Cam: "Inside the gym, I try my best to be a good role model. I’m positive. I’m a leader. I’m a hard worker. I’m serious when I need to be, but I also try to create a light-hearted environment for my teammates. In the end, I try not to lose sight of the fact that gymnastics is fun."

 

What are three words to best describe your personality?
Cam: "Confident, ambitious, inclusive."

 

What three words would your best friend use to describe you?
Cam: "Conscientious, energetic, friendly."

 

What is your favorite thing about competing?
Cam: "My favorite thing about competing is being able to showcase to crowds of people what I’ve been training for. At a meet, I’m able to tune out all of the noise and distractions and live in the moment. That feeling after I hit a routine is like no other."

 

What one thing are you most proud of yourself for?
Cam: "One thing I am most proud of myself for is getting through the difficult times in the pandemic, and sticking with gymnastics. Hawaii was shut down for almost seven months in 2020, and we had to meet with our team over zoom. We didn’t get back into the gym until October of 2020, so I was a little behind on upgrades and routines. During the 2021 season, I couldn’t go to any competitions in Hawaii due to the strict rules regarding gatherings. Regional Championships was my second competition of the season, and National Championships was my third. I am extremely proud of myself for staying mentally tough through those times and finishing strong at Nationals."

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1151 Mapunapuna St d3,
Honolulu, HI 96819

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