March 8, 2003
Olney, Maryland
Jeff and Ylaska Cohen
Sherwood High School
Grad Year
Class of 2021
Straight A Honor Student
Hill's Gymnastics
Kelli Hill and Cynthia Smaha
Level 10 (2018-Current)
Monica Jaworski
Floor Music
Barcelona, Floor Express
Gym Goal
JO National Champion & DI Scholarship

Sarah Cohen was born on March 8, 2003 in Chattanooga, TN to Jeff and Ylaska Cohen. She has a younger brother, Isaac, a dog named Ginger, and three cats, Max, Gracie, and Quincey. Currently, Sarah is an honor student at Sherwood High School and she will graduate from high school in 2021. She has been straight A honor student since sixth grade and earned President's Award for Academic Excellence in 8th grade. Sarah and her family lived overseas (Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Peru) for nine years, so Sarah is a native Spanish speaker.

Sarah started gymnastics at six years old in the Dominican Republic. She had previously been in a few Little Gym classes in the United States and wanted to try gymnastics again. After her first class, the club coach asked her to join the team. When she moved to Peru in 2010, Sarah joined a local gym and eventually won a few Peruvian National Championships. Sarah and her family relocated to Maryland in July 2014 when Sarah started training at Hill's Gymnastics and has been there ever since.

Sarah tested out of level 6 in the winter of 2014 and moved up to level 7 for the 2015 season. At the Level 7 State Championships, Sarah finished sixth in the all-around and second on floor exercise. Sarah had a great level 8 season in 2016 where she won the all-around title with a 38.175 at the State Championships. She also earned gold medals on vault, uneven bars and balance beam and a bronze medal on floor exercise. Sarah qualified to the Region 7 Championships, finishing first in the all-around with a 37.825, first on floor exercise and second on vault.

Sarah’s level 9 season started with a challenge. On August 24, 2016 she broke her ankle during training on the beam; two days later she had surgery complete with two pins. After five months of crutches, rest, and rehab, she was back and ready to compete in her first meet at the Hill’s Maryland Classic in January 2017 where she demonstrated steadfast determination and won beam during the meet.

Slowly building to overcome the challenge of missing so much training, Sarah finished seventh in the all-around, first on floor exercise and fourth on vault at the Level 9 State Championships. By the Region 7 Championships she was back to her true form and placed second in the all-around with a 37.950, first on balance beam and second on vault. Sarah qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Lansing, MI where she finished her comeback year second in the all-around with a 37.850. She also placed first on balance beam, second on floor exercise, fourth on vault and sixth on uneven bars. Sarah was in America's Level 9 Top 100 for vault and balance beam. Sarah attended the Women's 9/10 JO National Training Camp in the summer in Texas and Region 7 High Performance Camp in the fall.

As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2018, Sarah won the all-around title with a 37.950 and first on vault, balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, she finished second in the all-around with a 37.300 and first on balance beam and floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Cincinnati, OH where placed eighth on vault and eighth on floor exercise.

Sarah trains 32 hours per week at Hill's Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, MD under coaches Kelli Hill and Cynthia Smaha. She is working hard to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals the next four years and to win a gold medal. Her long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship and eventually study to become a doctor.