|Name Nicole Johnsen |
|Birthday May 17, 2000|
|Hometown Missoula, Montana ||Family Michelle (Mom), Tricia (Sister) & Donna (Grandma) |
|School Hellgate High School |
|Grade 12th (2017-2018), Class of 2018|
|GPA 4.0 GPA|
|Class Rank Ranked 1st out of 287|
There were classes offered on the days when Nicole was not in preschool and her grandma would take Nicole to wear her out. Nicole took one year off during first grade and tried a ballet/jazz/hip-hop dance class. Nicole thought it was fun but wanted to go back to gymnastics after trying it out. Nicole started recreational/tumbling classes at four years old. When Nicole was eight years old, she was too old for the tumbling classes so she joined the competitive team. Nicole has been training at Mismo Gymnastics in Montana her whole gymnastics career.
As a level 8 gymnast in 2014, Nicole placed second in the all-around and first on vault and floor exercise at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 2 Championships. Nicole moved up to level 9 for the 2015 season. She finished second in the all-around and first on vault and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 2 Championships, she finished fourth on floor exercise and fifth on vault. Nicole continued competing level 9 in 2016 where she placed third in the all-around, second on floor exercise and third on vault and uneven bars. At the Region 2 Championships, Nicole finished eighth in the all-around and fifth on vault and floor exercise. She was the first alternate for the Level 9 Western Nationals.
Nicole moved up to level 10 for the 2017 season. She placed third in the all-around and first on balance beam at the State Championships. At the Region 2 Championships, she finished second in the all-around and second on balance beam. Nicole qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.
Currently, Nicole is preparing for the 2018 season as a second-year level 10 gymnast. She trains 20 hours per week at Mismo Gymnastics in Missoula, MT under coaches Kelley Durbin-Williams and Angie Ferree. She would like to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals as well as to compete for a college gymnastics team.