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Kiara Nowlin

Birthdate: 11/27/1995
Program: Trampoline & Tumbling
Level: Junior
Current Residence: Waco, TX
Club: Wallers GymJam Academy
Head Coach: Karl Ziehn

Personal Information

Hometown: Oxnard, CA
Year in School: 10th (Fall 2010)
Name of High School: Oaks Christian High School
Degree/Major: College Prep
Year you began gymnastics: 1997
Favorite Event: Tumbling
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My parents put me in the Mommy and Me class at 18 months old because I was flipping off the furniture. I did my first back handspring when I was 2 1/2 yrs old.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Learning and perfecting new skills and meeting other athletes from all over the world.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To reach my personal potential as an athlete.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Todd and Monique Nowlin
Names of sibling(s): No siblings but I still have hope that I will get one!
Family members in sports: My mom was an artistic gymnast when she was little and my dad played football, basketball and baseball from age 8 through high school. He still stays

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: History
Hobbies or favorite activities: Shopping
Favorite music: Hip Hop Music
Favorite TV show(s): So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Food: Ahi Tuna and Bacon Bits
Charity Involvement: National Charity League
Other sports involvement: All Star Cheerleading and High School Cheer

National Competition Results

2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-TU (Jr. Div.)
2010 U.S. Elite Challenge, Virginia Beach, Va. - 1st-TU (Jr. Div.)
2009 Final Selection Event, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-TU; 7th-DM (Jr. Div.)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-TU, DM (Jr. Div.)
2009 Winter Classic, Birmingham, Ala. - 1st-TU; 6th-DM (Jr. Div.)
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-TU (Jr. Div.)
2008 U.S. Elite Challenge, Mobile, Ala. - 2nd-TU (Jr. Div.)
2008 Winter Classic, Tulsa, Okla. - 1st-TU; 4th-DM (Jr. Div.)
2006 U.S. Elite Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-TU (Open Age)

International Competition Results

2010 World Age Group Competition, Metz, France - 1st-TU (15-16)
2009 World Age Group Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia - 1st-TU, DM (13-14)
2009 Canada Cup, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada - 1st-TU, DM (Jr. Div.)
2007 World Age Group Competition, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - 1st-TU (11-12)


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