Personal Biography

Asia Rose DuVernay was born on February 1, 2000 in Pune, India. She was adopted by Michael and Lisa DuVernay when she was one year old. Currently, she lives in Lansing, Michigan with her parents. She has an older sister, Kelly and an older brother, Christopher. During Asia Rose's spare time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, drawing and hanging out with her friends.

Education

Currently, Asia Rose is a junior at Lansing Christian School and she will graduate from high school in 2018. She has a 4.0 GPA and has been on Honor Roll since elementary school.

Tested into Northwestern Gifted and Talented program 2013 and 2014
Took SAT’s 2013 through Northwestern’s program
Will Take the ACT’s through Northwestern’s program June 2014
Invited to participate in Women in Technology Summer Program a Lake Superior State University at the school of Engineering and Technology

Community Service

Capital Area Humane Society Volunteer
Backpack for Buddies program (www.backpacksforbuddies.org)


Gymnastics Biography

Asia Rose started taking recreational classes for fun at the age of three in 2003. She joined the pre-team and quickly progressed in the sport. At the beginning of her gymnastics career, she trained at Olympia Gymnastics where she trained under coaches Lori Koch and Deanna Sigler.

In 2009, Asia Rose competed at the Level 5 State Championships in May where she placed in the top ten in the all-around. In November 2009, Asia finished third in the all-around and first on vault and floor exercise at the Level 6 State Championships. Asia Rose quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2010 season. She placed fourth on vault at the Coaches Spectacular and For Love or Money Meet.She placed third on vault, balance beam and in the all-around at the All American Invitational. At the State Championships, Asia Rose finished fifth in the all-around with a 37.225 and third on uneven bars.

Asia Rose started her 2011 season with two level 7 meets. She placed third on floor exercise and in the all-around at the Christmas Classic. At the Coaches Spectacular, she finished second in the all-around with a 37.300, first on vault and second on uneven bars. Asia Rose moved up to level 8 for the rest of the season. She won the uneven bars title at the Athlete Warrior Challenge. At the Motown Madness Meet, she placed first on vault and second in the all-around. Asia Rose then finished first on vault and sixth in the all-around at the Arena Classic. At the State Championships, she finished sixth in the all-around, second on uneven bars and fifth on vault. She finished first on vault, uneven bars and in the all-around at the Wildfire Challenge. She concluded her 2011 season at the Region 5 Championships. In the summer of 2011, Asia Rose moved to Geddert's Twistars to train under coaches John and Kathryn Geddert.

As a second-year level 8 gymnast in 2012, Asia Rose finished first on vault, uneven bars and in the all-around with a 37.550. At the Cowgirl Classic, she placed first on vault, third on uneven bars and second in the all-around. Asia Rose finished second on vault and fifth in the all-around with a 37.050. At the IGI Chicago Style, she placed third in the all-around and first on vault. She won the vault title at the Tulip City Team Invitational. At the State Championships, Asia Rose finished eighth in the all-around, first on vault, third on uneven bars and fifth on floor exercise. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships where she won the all-around title with a 38.000. She also placed first on floor exercise, second on vault and fifth on uneven bars. Top 8 from each region qualified to the Level 8 Nationals where Asia Rose placed fourth on vault and third on floor exercise.

In 2013, Asia Rose started her level 9 season at the Oakland Classic, finishing second on vault, third on balance beam and fourth on uneven bars. At the Daytona Beach Open, she placed third in the all-around and second on vault and uneven bars. She finished fourth in the all-around and first on uneven bars at the Brestyan's Invitational. At the State Championships, Asia Rose placed third in the all-around, first on uneven bars and fourth on vault. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships where she finished first on vault and uneven bars.

Asia Rose moved up to level 10 for the 2014 season where she only competed in three meets. She finished second on uneven bars at the State Championships with a 9.500. At the Region 5 Championships, she placed third on uneven bars with a 9.450 and 19th overall with a 36.625 out of 39 gymnasts.

In 2015, Asia Rose placed second in the all-around and first on uneven bars at the Twistars Invitational. At the No Limits Invitational, she finished second in the all-around and second on vault and uneven bars. Asia Rose placed third in the all-around and second on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise at the Buckeye Classic. At the LaFleur's Invitational, she finished second in the all-around and first on uneven bars and floor exercise. She had a great meet at the State Championships, finishing third in the all-around with a 37.625, first on vault and floor exercise and third on uneven bars. Asia Rose concluded her season at the Region 5 Championships where she placed first on vault and second on floor exercise.

Currently, Asia Rose is preparing for the 2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 23 hours per week at Geddert's Twistars in Lansing, MI under coaches John and Kathryn Geddert. Asia Rose is working hard to reach her goals to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals as well as to obtain a college scholarship to a Division 1 school.