Emily Su Zeng was born on November 29, 1998 in Plano, Texas to Guoping Zeng and Yi Su. She has a younger brother, Edward who is a baseball player and figure skater. During Emily's spare time, she enjoys shopping and hanging out with her friends.
Emily tried ice skating when she was four years old, but she could not bear the chilliness. In less than 10 minutes, Emily would come out with purple lips and goosebumps on her arms. She still remembers when her mom dragged her to the ice rink and Emily would hide herself behind the door and try to escape the wrath of the cold.
One day, Emily's mom took Emily to her work office. One of her co-workers saw Emily jumping off the walls. She suggested her mom send Emily to gymnastics. WOGA is very close to where Emily lives, and Emily was picked by Natasha Boyarskaya on the first day she tried out at WOGA as a pre-team member. Emily was not that great in the beginning during her compulsory years. Other kids easily rope climbed to the top and it took Emily one year to do conquer the rope! Emily has always been a great uneven bars worker since she first started gymnastics. She won the uneven bars title at the 2005 Level 4 Districts and 2006 Level 5 Districts. She placed second on uneven bars at the 2006 Level 6 Districts. At the 2007 Level 6 State Championships, she placed first on vault and seventh in the all-around.
As a level 7 gymnast in 2009, Emily placed first on uneven bars and in the all-around with a 38.600 at the WOGA Classic. At the Metroplex Challenge, she placed third in the all-around with a 38.625 and first on vault and uneven bars with a 10.0. Emily finished second on vault, balance beam and in the all-around as well as first on uneven bars at the Great West Gym Fest. At the North State Championships, she placed fifth in the all-around with a 38.475 and first on uneven bars and floor exercise. She concluded her level 7 season at the State Championships where she brought home gold medals on uneven bars with a 10.0 and in the all-around with a 39.025 as well as silver medals on balance beam and floor exercise.
Emily moved up to level 8 for the 2010 season. She placed second on uneven bars at the Metroplex Challenge. At the WOGA Classic, she earned a gold medal on uneven bars scoring a 9.9. At the Houston National Invitational, she finished first on uneven bars and 14th overall. Emily competed at the State Championships and qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she finished 13th in the all-around with a 37.850 and second on balance beam.
In 2011, Emily started her level 9 season at the IGI Chicago Style. At the WOGA Classic, she placed sixth in the all-around and fourth on balance beam. She brought home a gold medal on floor exercise at the Houston National Invitational. Emily had a great meet at the State Championships where she finished first on balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.150. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed first on balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.400 as well as second on vault. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals, however, she was unable to compete due to an injury. Emily also missed the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons due to injuries.
Emily came back in 2015 as a level 10 gymnast. She competed at the WOGA Classic where she qualified for the State Championships. At the Zenith Spring Invitational, Emily placed third on floor exercise and fourth on vault. Emily also competed at the Gymnix International in Montreal, Canada. She concluded her 2015 season at the State Championships. In 2016, Emily earned a silver medal on balance beam with a 9.350. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she placed eighth on floor exercise.
Currently, Emily is preparing for the 2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains about 27 hours per week at Zenith Elite Gymnastics under coaches Amber Goforth, Simona Rytzell and Alex Atamas. Emily is working hard to reach her goal, to compete for a collegiate gymnastics team in a Division 1 school.