|Name Kendra Smaby |
|Birthday December 2, 2001 |
|Hometown Palo Alto, California ||Parents Niels Smaby and Kristine Hendrickson
||School Henry M. Gunn High School
||Grad Year Class of 2020
||GPA 4.33 GPA (Weighted)
|Gym Gold Star Gymnastics |
|Coaches Courtney Angle Rodgers and Ronney Richard Jr. |
|Level Level 10 (2018-Current) ||Choreographer Courtney Angle Rodgers
||Floor Music Elements by Lindsey Stirling
||Hours Trained 20-21 hours per week
||Gym Goal College Gymnastics
Kendra Smaby was born on December 2, 2001 in California to Kristine Hendrickson and Niels Smaby. She has a sister, Annelise and four cats named Jack, Jill, Buster and Thor. Currently, Kendra is an honor student at Henry M. Gunn High School and she will graduate from high school in 2020. She earned a silver award on national Spanish exam level 3. Kendra also has Girl Scout silver award.
Kendra had a lot of energy and her parents thought that gymnastics was a good base for any sport. Therefore, they enrolled Kendra in the Mommy and Me class at Junior Gym as soon as she could walk. After Kendra's family relocated to Palo Alto, CA, Kendra joined Gold Star Gymnastics and has been there ever since. Kendra competed as a level 4 gymnast in 2011 where she finished second in the all-around with a 37.400, first on uneven bars and second on floor exercise at the State Championships. Kendra competed level 5 the next two seasons. She earned a silver medal on vault at the 2012 State Championships and fourth in the all-around and third on floor exercise at the 2013 State Championships.
In 2014 as a level 6 gymnast, Kendra placed fourth in the all-around and third on uneven bars at the State Championships. She had a great season in 2015 season as a level 7 gymnast where she placed in the top two in the all-around in the first three meets. However, she was unable to compete rest of the season due to an injury. Kendra came back strong in 2016 as a level 8 gymnast. At the State Championships, she placed third in the all-around. She qualified to the Region 1 Championships where she finished third in the all-around with a 37.225, first on vault and third on uneven bars. Kendra moved up to level 9 for the 2017 season where she qualifeid to the Region 1 Championships.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2018, Kendra qualified to the Region 1 Championships.
Kendra trains 20-21 hours per week at Gold Star Gymnastics in Sunnyvale, CA under coaches Courtney Angle Rodgers and Ronney Richard Jr. Her long-term goal is to compete for a college gymnastics team.