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Emily was a shy little girl. Her parents decided to enroll her at DeVeau's in Fishers, Indiana for her to interact with other children. When her family moved to North Carolina, Emily participated in pre-team through level 5 at The Gym Company in Mooresville, NC. After her level 5 season, she began training at Everest Gymnastics.

As a level 6 gymnast in the fall of 2008, Emily placed first in the all-around in five out of six competitions, including the State Championships. At that meet, she also earned gold medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Only one month after the State Championships, she quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2009 season. She finished first in the all-around at the Hilton Head Island Invitational and Tiger Paw Classic. At the State Championships, she grabbed gold medals on floor exercise and in the all-around as well as silver medal on vault and bronze medal on floor exercise. She was invited to compete at the Level 7 Regionals where she finished second in the all-around, first on vault and third on balance beam.

Emily moved up to level 8 for the 2009-2010 season. At the Twin City Invitational, she placed fourth in the all-around and second on balance beam. She finished second on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around as well as first on vault at the Flip Fest Invitational. At the Tiger Paw Classic, she earned gold medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around. She once again placed first on uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around at the Charleston Cup. At the State Championships, Emily finished first on vault, uneven bars and in the all-around as well as second on floor exercise. She concluded the 2010 season at the Level 8 Regionals, finishing second on vault and in the all-around.

As a level 9 gymnast in 2011, Emily placed first on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the Twin City Classic. At the Flip Fest Invitational, she earned three gold medals on vault, uneven bars and in the all-around and silver medals on balance beam and floor exercise. She then finished third in the all-around and first on vault and uneven bars at the Tiger Paw Classic. Emily placed second in the all-around and first on vault at both Excalibur Cup and Charleston Cup. At the National Gymnastics Challenge, she finished third in the all-around and first on vault and floor exercise. Emily had a great meet at the State Championships, finishing second in the all-around with a 38.375 as well as first on vault and floor exercise. At the Regionals, she won the all-around title and qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals. At that meet, she also earned silver medals on vault and floor exercise as well as gold medal on balance beam. At Nationals, Emily brought home four medals; gold medal in the all-around, silver medals on balance beam and floor exercise and bronze medal on vault.

In 2012, Emily started her level 10 season at the Crown of the Carolinas, finishing first on vault, balance beam and in the all-around. At the National Judges Cup, she finished second on balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around as well as first on vault. Emily placed fourth in the all-around as well as first on vault and uneven bars at the Atlanta Crown Invitational in Georgia. She then traveled to Dallas, Texas for the National Elite Qualifier and WOGA Classic. On the first day of the elite qualifier, she participated in compulsory elite testing where she easily passed. The following day, she competed in level 10 session in the morning, finishing sixth in the all-around and fourth on vault. A few hours later, she competed in optionals, another portion of elite testing and placed second on vault. In March, Emily finished fourth in the all-around and first on vault at the Everest Classic. At the State Championships, she placed eighth in the all-around, third on vault and second on floor exercise. She traveled to Florida for the Level 10 Regionals and placed eighth in the all-around and third on balance beam. This qualified Emily to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Virginia. At the Nationals, she finished impressive ninth in the all-around and ninth on vault out of 58 competitors.

Emily started her 2013 season at the Gala, finishing first on vault. She had a great meet at the Atlanta Crown Invitational where she brought home gold medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.150. In this meet, she had the highest all-around score out of 40 gymnasts and qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. At the Parkettes Invitational, she placed second on vault, floor exercise and in the all-around. Emily placed in the top two on vault at the Greensboro Invitational and Presidential Classic. She traveled to Worcester, MA for the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup where she finished seventh on vault, fifth on floor exercise and 19th in the all-around. At the Everest Classic, she finished second in the all-around and first on floor exercise. Emily competed in her final level 10 meet of the season at the State Championships, finishing sixth in the all-around with a 38.000 and first on vault. In June, Emily qualified to junior international elite as well as to the P&G Championships. At the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL, she brought home a bronze medal on vault and finished 27th overall. Emily concluded her season at the P&G Championships in Hartford, CT in August where she placed eighth on vault and 25th in the all-around. Emily missed 2014 season due to an injury.

She trains 30 hours per week at Everest Gymnastics in North Carolina under coaches Qi Han and Yiwen Chen. Currently, Emily is preparing for the upcoming 2015 season as a senior international elite gymnast where she hopes to qualify to the P&G Championships in Indianapolis, IN. Her long-term goal is to compete in college for a D1 school.

Emily Jane Schild was born on August 19, 1998 in Ft. Wayne, IN. She is the only child to David and Maria Schild. Currently, she lives in Huntersville, NC with her family. Emily is a junior at NC VPS through The Performance Learning Center.