Julie Charland got her start in gymnastics at the age of six and was quickly invited to pre-team and then the team program at DeVeau's School of Gymnastics. Julie competed as a level 2 during the spring 2016 season and finished first on bars, floor, and in the all around at the Indiana State Championships.
Julie skipped level 3 and competed level 4 during the 2016-2017 season. In March 2017, Julie competed at the Indiana State Championships and earned silver medals on bars and in the all around as well as bronze medals on vault and beam. As a level 5 during the 2018 season, Julie went nearly undefeated in the all around and brought home gold medals on vault, beam, floor, and in the all around.
Following her level 5 season, Julie skipped level 6 and competed one meet of level 7 in December 2018 where she won the vault, bars, beam, and all around titles. Julie competed her first level 8 meet in January 2019 at the Circle of Stars Invitational. Here, Julie finished second on bars and fourth all around. In March at the Indiana State Championships, Julie took third on bars and qualified to the Region 5 Championships. Julie concluded her season at Regionals and came in seventh on bars.
Competing level 9 during the 2019-2020 season, Julie began her season at The Cup. Here, Julie only competed bars but finished fifth on the event. At her next meet, the Bravo Classic, Julie competed all four events and finished fourth on beam. Julie continued to improve throughout the season and had her best meet of the season at Elevate the Stage where she took second on bars. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Julie's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.
Currently, Julie trains 20 hours per week under coaches Dave Marus, Kyle Grable, Autumn Grable and Jaycie Phelps at JPAC Gymnastics. Julie's goal for the 2021 season is to qualify Hopes and compete level 10. In the future, Julie hopes to qualify and compete as an elite gymnast, earn a spot on the US National Team, and earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.
2020 Indiana State Championships Level 9 Qualifier (canceled due to COVID-19)
2019 Region 5 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2019 Indiana State Championships Level 8 bars bronze medalist
2019 Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
2018 TOPs National Testing Qualifier
2018 Indiana State Championships Level 5 vault, beam, floor & AA champion; bars silver medalist
2018 America's Top 100: Level 5 Beam
2017 Indiana State Championships Level 4 bars & AA silver medalist; vault & beam bronze medalist
2016 Indiana State Championships Level 2 bars, floor & AA champion; vault & beam silver medalist
Indiana State Championships Level 9 Qualifier (canceled due to COVID-19)
Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
Region 5 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Indiana State Championships Level 8 bars bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 5 Beam
TOPs National Testing Qualifier
Indiana State Championships Level 5 vault, beam, floor & AA champion; bars silver medalist
Indiana State Championships Level 4 bars & AA silver medalist; vault & beam bronze medalist
Indiana State Championships Level 2 bars, floor & AA champion; vault & beam silver medalist
Favorite Event: Bars & Beam
Favorite Skill: Double Back, Flic Lay, Front & Side Aerials
Favorite Gymnast: Nastia Liukin
Favorite Meet: All
Favorite Quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13 Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that. – Rocky Balboa