Lainey Grace Hunt began gymnastics at the age of 4 when after attending a ballet class, she was unable to stand still. The dance teacher politely suggested that perhaps gymnastics would be a better fit, and it was!
After moving from rec gymnastics to team, Lainey found her way to Aim Athletics as a level 7 gymnast. Here she began to learn valuable lessons from her coaches and found her love of the uneven bars. At the 2015 Region 3 Championships, Lainey finished 3rd on floor with a 9.650. With her new coaches, Lainey began to progress quickly and in 2016 competed both level 8 and level 9, qualified to Westerns and was the Region 3 Level 9 Bar Champion, on track for an outstanding Level 10 season.
Although gymnastics was her passion, she followed her heart in May of 2016 and decided to take time off to spend with her brother and best friend, a United States Marine, before he deployed overseas and chose not to compete in 2017. She returned to the gym in January of 2017 ready to begin her level 10 season.
Lainey began her 2018 level 10 season at the Chow's Challenge where she placed second on floor. Throughout the season, Lainey's all around score improved at every meet and she went on to win the bars title and place second all around at the Texas State Championships. Lainey qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she placed second on bars and qualified to the JO National Championships.
After many hours of conditioning and re-training both her body and her mind, and with the support of her family, her brother (SnapChat is a lifesaver) and her coaches Debbie Kaitschuck, Deana Parish, and JP Lavachery.
Lainey attends NFC Academy as a freshman and has many other interests including making custom t-shirts and other vinyl creations, babysitting, singing and video chatting her brother. In the summer of 2017, she had the incredible opportunity to travel to Kenya, Africa with her mom and work for ten days in an orphanage doing crafts and having fun with about 500 beautiful kids. Lainey loves to travel anywhere and everywhere and has big goals for her life outside of the gym.
2018 Texas State Championships Level 10 bars champion; AA silver medalist
2018 Region 3 Championships Level 10 bars silver medalist
2018 JO National Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2016 Region 3 Championships Level 9 bars champion; vault, beam & AA bronze medalist
2016 Level 9 Western Championships Qualifier
2016 America's Top 100: Level 9 Bars
2015 Region 3 Championships Level 7 floor bronze medalist
JO National Championships Level 10 Qualifier
Region 3 Championships Level 10 bars silver medalist
Texas State Championships Level 10 bars champion; AA silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 9 Bars
Level 9 Western Championships Qualifier
Region 3 Championships Level 9 bars champion; vault, beam & AA bronze medalist
Region 3 Championships Level 7 floor bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Bars
Favorite Skill: Jaeger
Favorite Gymnast: Maggie Nichols
Favorite Meet: Brestyan's Las Vegas
Favorite Quote: "My only aim is to finish the race" Acts 20:24
|04/12/2018||Region 3 Championships||10||Bars - 9.600 (2)|
|03/17/2018||Texas State Championships||10||Vault - 9.300 (4)||Bars - 9.625 (1)||Beam - 9.225 (8T)||Floor - 9.500 (5)|
|02/16/2018||WOGA Classic||10||Beam - 9.425 (5T)|
|01/05/2018||Chow's Challenge||10||Vault - 9.000 (6)|