|Name Katarina Schaffer |
|Birthday February 17, 2000 |
|Hometown Crystal Lake, IL ||Parents Eldon and Debbie Schaffer
||School Prairie Ridge High School
||Grade 11th (2016-2017), Class of 2018
||Class Rank 37th out of 383 (Top 10%)
||Awards German National Honor Society, High Honor Roll (2015, 2016)
||Involvement Captain's Council (2016), Future Business Leaders (2015)|
Katarina Schaffer was born on February 17, 2000 in Downers Grove, IL to Eldon and Debbie Schaffer. She has an older sister, Tatiana, a twin sister, Tasha and a younger brother, Liam. Katarina is an honor student at Prairie Ridge High School and she will graduate in 2018. She has been on High Honor Roll since her freshman year and is in the top 10% of her class. Katarina is coaching beginning gymnastics and kindergym.
Katarina loved her first mom & tot class, so her mom decided to enroll her into recreational gymnastics for fun when she was two years old. Katarina has been training at Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center her whole gymnastics career. She competed level 4 in 2008, level 5 in 2009, level 6 in 2010 and level 7 in 2011. Katarina qualified to the State Championships every year.
As a level 8 gymnast, Katarina qualified to the 2012 Region 5 Championships and 2013 State Championships. She moved up to level 9 for the 2014 season where she qualified to the State Championships. In 2015, Katarina finished fourth on floor exercise at the State Championships and Region 5 Championships. Katarina was unable to compete in 2016 due to an injury.
Currently, Katarina is competing the 2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains over 20 hours per week at Crystal Lake Gymnastics in Crystal Lake, IL under coaches Lee Battaglia and Lisa Rumford. She would like to continue competing and growing as a gymnast through college