Personal Information

Name Kate Cooper Mendes de Oliveira
Birthday December 3, 2004
Hometown Plantation, Florida
Parents Miguel and Susan-Jane
School US Performance Academy
Grade 7th (2017-2018), Class of 2023
Awards A Honor Roll, Kid of Character
Gym Information

Gym Elite Gymnastics Academy
Coach Andrena Angula
Level Level 9 (2018-Current)
Choreographer Yelu Ballestas
Floor Music Golden Boy
Gym Goals Elite and College Scholarship
Hours Trained 28 hours per week

Kate Cooper Mendes de Oliveira was born on December 3, 2004 in Plantation, FL to Miguel and Susan-Jane. She is the youngest of three children where she has an older sister, Meghan and a brother, Joshua. Currently, Kate is an honor student at US Performance Academy and she will graduate from high school in 2023. When Kate has time outside of gymnastics, she enjoys snowboarding and hiking.

Kate's parents enrolled her into Mommy and Me classes when she was two years old at Star Gymnastics in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Kate fell in love with the sport and joined level 3 team at West Broward Gymnastics Academy in Davie, FL. As a level 7 gymnast in 2015, Kate placed third in the all-around and third on uneven bars at the State Championships. She moved up to level 8 for the 2016 season but was unable to compete at the State Championships due to broken arm. In the summer of 2016, Kate moved to Elite Gymnastics Academy in Doral, FL.

Kate had a great season in 2017 as a second-year level 8 gymnast. At the State Championships, she won the all-around title with a 38.300 and placed first on vault, second on balance beam and floor exercise and third on uneven bars. She made the Florida State team for the Region 8 Championships. At Regionals, Kate finished second in the all-around with a 38.350, third on floor exercise and fourth on uneven bars and balance beam.

Kate trains 28 hours per week at Elite Gymnastics Academy in Doral, FL under coach Andrena Angula. Kate is working hard to qualify to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Rochester, NY in 2018. Her long-term goals are to become an elite gymnast as well as to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.