Emily Rhoads got her start in gymnastics at the age of seven after her parents noticed her flipping around the house and how much energy she had. Emily fell in love with the sport after her first class and progressed quickly.
Emily began competing in March 2014 as a level 3 with Olympiad Gymnastics. Emily only competed one meet of level 3, and then competed level 4 during the 2014-2015 season. Emily had a solid level 4 season and finished her season at the Delaware State Championships where she placed in the top five on vault, bars, and in the all around. During the 2016 season, Emily only competed level 5. At state, Emily placed fifth on beam and sixth all around.
Emily’s optional career began in November 2016 as a level 7 at the Time Weaver Battlefield Invitational. Here, Emily won the bars title and placed third on vault. At her next meet, the Gingerbread Invitational, Emily won the bars, beam, and all around titles. Emily continued her season through the winter/spring 2017 season and finished her season at the Delaware State Championships. Here, Emily placed second on bars and third on vault. Emily competed a second year of level 7 during the 2017-2018 season and went on to place second on vault and beam at state. Following her state meet, Emily competed at the Handspring For Hope Invitational as a level 8 where she won the vault, bars, beam, and all around titles.
Emily began her 2018-2019 level 8 season at the Turkey Meet Invitational where won the vault, bars, beam, and all around titles. In March, Emily competed at the Delaware State Championships and finished eighth all around. Emily concluded her season at the Region 7 Championships and came home as a silver medalist on bars.
Currently, Emily trains 31 hours per week under coaches Steve and Sue Heitz at Olympiad Gymnastics. In the future, Emily hopes to earn a college scholarship to LSU for gymnastics.
2019 Region 7 Championships Level 8 bars silver medalist
2018 Delaware State Championships Level 7 vault & beam silver medalist
2017 Delaware State Championships Level 7 bars silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
2016 Delaware State Championships Level 5 qualifier
2015 Delaware State Championships Level 4 qualifier
Delaware State Championships Level 7 vault & beam silver medalist
Delaware State Championships Level 7 bars silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
Delaware State Championships Level 5 qualifier
Delaware State Championships Level 4 qualifier
Region 7 Championships Level 8 bars silver medalist
Favorite Event: Bars
Favorite Skill: Back Tuck
Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles
Favorite Meet: Pink Invitational
Favorite Quote: "Being a gymnast is having the strength to hold on and the courage to let go."
|04/05/2019||Region 7 Championships||8||Vault - 9.350 (4T)|
|02/08/2019||Great Destinations - Maryland||8||Vault - 9.425 (3)||Vmh7AbPwim8|
|01/26/2019||The Shore Classic Invitational||8||Floor - 9.475 (2)|
|11/09/2018||Turkey Meet Invitational||8||Vault - 9.400 (1)||Bars - 9.550 (1)||Beam - 8.950 (1)||Floor - 9.050 (2)|
|04/14/2018||Handspring For Hope Invitational||8||Bars - 9.425 (1)|
|02/16/2018||Excalibur Cup||7||Vault - 9.675 (1)|