Katharine Michelini began gymnastics at the age of three in a recreational class and began competing as a nine-year-old in 2013 as a level 4 (old level 4) with World Cup Gymnastics. At the 2013 New York Level 4 State Meet, Katharine finished third on beam and in the all around with a 37.500. In 2014, Katharine began training with Galaxy Gymnastics and competed level 5 during the Spring 2014 season. As a level 5, Katharine took home the gold medal on bars at state.
Katharine began her optional “career” as a level 7 in winter 2014 at the Balloon Classic where she won the bars title.The optional season went into 2015, and Katharine went on to win the vault, bars, and all around titles at the New York State Championships. From state, Katharine qualified to the Region 6 Championships as a part of the All Star Team where she placed second on floor. Following her level 7 season, Katharine began training level 8 and competed her first level 8 meet at the 2015 Balloon Classic where she won the bars, beam, and all around titles. Katharine had a great level 8 season, taking home gold medals on bars, beam, floor, and in the all around at the New York State Championships. At regionals, Katharine placed second on floor as a part of the Super State Team.
After regionals, Katharine began training at ENA Paramus in New Jersey. She competed two meets of level 8 where she won the all around at both meets, and then proceeded to compete level 9 for the remainder of the season. At regionals, Katharine won the floor title with a 9.550.
Katharine began her 2018 season at the Christmas on the Chesapeake Gymnastics meet where she won the beam title and placed third all around. Katharine continued to improve throughout the season and at the New Jersey State Championships, she won the beam, floor, and all around titles. Katharine went on to compete at the Region 7 Championships where she won the bars title and placed second all around, qualifying to the Eastern Championships. At Easterns, Katharine placed third on floor and fifth all around.
Currently, Katharine trains 20 hours per week under Craig Zappa at ENA Paramus. In the future, Katharine’s goal is to compete in college gymnastics.