Katie Bond got her start in gymnastics at just 15 months old in parent and tot classes. Katie loved being in the gym and once she was old enough, she began taking classes on her own. By the age of six, Katie began competing as a level 3 with Prestige Gymnastics. In her first season of competitive gymnastics, Katie took third on bars at the Pennsylvania East State Championships.
During the summer of 2016, Katie participated in TOPs Testing and made the TOPs National Diamond Team. Katie also tested out of level 4 to compete level 5 during the 2016-2017 season. As a level 5, Katie won the beam title and came in fourth all around at the Pennsylvania State Championships. Katie participated in TOPs for a second year in 2017 and qualified to TOPs National Testing as one of the top 100 eight-year-olds in the country.
Katie began her optional career as a level 7 in November 2017. At her first meet, Katie won the bars title and took second all around. Katie competed one more meet of level 7 and then went on to compete two meets of level 8. Katie then went back to compete level 7 for the remainder of the season and won the bars title with a 9.725 at state. For a third year, Katie participated in TOPs Testing during the summer of 2018. Katie once again qualified for TOPs National Testing and made the TOPs National B Team.
Competing level 8 during the 2018-2019 season, Katie began her season at the Back to School Meet where she took second on bars. Katie improved her all around score at each meet throughout the season and went on to earn a bronze medal on bars at the Pennsylvania State Championships. From state, Katie qualified to the Region 7 Championships where she took fifth on bars.
Following her 2019 season, Katie and her family moved to Arizona and Katie began training at Desert Lights Gymnastics. Katie competed a second season of level 8 during the 2020 season and began her season at the Winter Sun Invitational where she won the bars title. Katie had her best meet of her season at the Fiesta Bowl Invitational and took second all around. In March, Katie competed at the Valley of the Sun Challenge and won the bars title with a 9.80. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Katie's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.
Currently, Katie trains 30 hours per week under coach Lisa Spini at Desert Lights Gymnastics. Katie's goal for the 2021 season is to qualify to the Hopes Classic and score a 38.0 in the all around as a level 9. In the future, Katie hopes to qualify elite and earn a spot on the University of Florida's gymnastics team.
2020 Arizona State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
2020 America's Top 100: Level 8 Bars
2019 Region 7 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2019 Pennsylvania State Championships Level 8 bars bronze medalist
2018 TOPs National B Team Member
2018 Pennsylvania State Championships Level 7 bars champion
2017 TOPs National Testing Qualifier
2017 Pennsylvania State Championships Level 5 beam champion
2016 TOPs National Diamond Team Member
2016 Pennsylvania State Championships Level 3 bars bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 8 Bars
Arizona State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
Region 7 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Pennsylvania State Championships Level 8 bars bronze medalist
TOPs National B Team Member
Pennsylvania State Championships Level 7 bars champion
TOPs National Testing Qualifier
Pennsylvania State Championships Level 5 beam champion
TOPs National Diamond Team Member
Pennsylvania State Championships Level 3 bars bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Bars
Favorite Skill: Back Dive Mount (beam) & Toe Blind
Favorite Gymnast: Trinity Thomas and Josie Angeny
Favorite Meet: Hershey Hug & Kiss Meet
Favorite Quote: “Beat that Wei Wei” from Stick It