Gymnast profile

By Bill Stone

SGS co-publisher

Bronte' Southworth
Downers Grove North senior

What is your earliest gymnastics memory?: “I have too many gymnastics memories.”

What is your greatest gymnastics moment?: “In Level 7, dominating on beam in almost every meet.”

Do you have any favorite music for gymnastics meets or practice?
“Anything to pump me up.”

What is the toughest gymnastics injury you've overcome?: “I’ve never had a gymnastics- related injury before (knock on wood).”

Your cousin, Taylor Southworth, is a senior who competes for Lyons Township. What are meets like with her there as well?
“We started club gymnastics together at Premier and competed five years together before she quit and I switched gyms with (Hinsdale Central senior) Erin Usher to BIG (Balance Institute of Gymnastics). Meets are not really any different with her there.”

What do you know about gymnastics now that you wish you knew as a freshman?: “I wish I knew more about the requirements and judging.”

What is your favorite saying about gymnastics?: “ ‘Do it right the first time.’ Not sure who it was said by, but it hangs over the entrance of BIG and I love it.”

What is the origin of your name and adding the accent?: “It's French so therefore it comes with the accent.”

If you could be a guest star on any current TV show, which would you choose? “ ‘Tosh.O’ because Tosh is hilarious.”


What would be a fantasy music concert for you?: “To see Angels and Airwaves again or to see Tim McGraw.”

What were some enjoyable things about your vacation to the Bahamas in November?: “My mom’s whole side of the family lives there so it was great being able to see everyone and spend time with my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles and friends. Also, my sister lives there so I enjoyed getting to hang out with her.”

What will you be doing 10 years from now?: “I am unsure. Hopefully out of college, married, kicking it back old school, and living the high life.”


What three items would you bring to a deserted island?: “An umbrella, binoculars, and ChapStick.”