Name: Julia Thoppil
How many years have you been at APEX: 13 years
Favorite memory from your years at APEX:
I would have to say my favorite memory is when I made my kip for the first time on Level 5. It was a skill I had struggled with for a long time, and all of my coaches and teammates were so excited for me. I was reminded of how close we were as a team, and that I always had people there to support me!
Your Favorite Meet: Emerald City Classic
Which skill was the toughest for you to learn? full twist on floor
What do you have planned for the future?
I plan to go to college and major in biology or something science/medicine related.
Do you have any words of advice for younger gymnasts?
Don’t be afraid to try new skills while you’re young! Your body won’t be able to do gymnastics forever, so enjoy it while you can and don’t let your brain hold you back!