Name Julia Waight
Birthday April 4, 2001
Hometown Naperville, Illinois
Parents Bill and Lauren Waight
Siblings One sister, Lindsey
School Benet Academy
Grad Year Class of 2019
GPA 3.99 GPA (4.0 Scale)

Julia followed her older sister into gymnastics at the age of five. She started her competitive gymnastics career at American Institute of Gymnastics in Aurora, IL. Following her 2011 season, she moved to Phenom Gymnastics in Oswego, IL and has been there ever since. She was a bronze medalist on vault at the 2012 Level 6 State Championships. Julia moved up to level 7 for the 2013 season where she placed first in the all-around with a 38.200, first on vault and balance beam and third on uneven bars at the State Championships.

As a level 8 gymnast in 2014, Julia finished in the top ten in the all-around, third on floor exercise and fifth on balance beam at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships, finishing fourth in the all-around with a 37.875, second on floor exercise, fifth on balance beam and sixth on uneven bars. Julia moved up to level 9 in 2015. She placed fourth on uneven bars at the State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships, she finished seventh in the all-around and second on floor exercise. Julia qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Kissimmee, FL where she placed 13th in the all-around and seventh on floor exercise.

Julia moved up to level 10 for the 2016 season. She placed fourth in the all-around, third on uneven bars and fourth on vault at the State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships, Julia finished seventh in the all-around and seventh on uneven bars and floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX where she placed 11th on uneven bars with a 9.525. In 2018, Julia placed third in the all-around with a 37.525 and second on uneven bars at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships.

Julia trains 20 hours per week at Phenom Gymnastics in Oswego, IL under coaches Marco Bravo, Jessica Holtz and Jamie Reimann. Julia's goals are to return to JO Nationals and obtain a college gymnastics scholarship.