Kristy Powell


1997 World Championships Team, Individual All-Around Finalist
1997 National All-Around Co-Champion
1996 World Championships (Individual Event Semifinalist)

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date/Place of Birth: Feb. 13, 1980/Fla.
Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
Coach: Mary Lee Tracy
School: Home school
Year in School: 12th (Fall '97)
Years on National Team: 6 (1991, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98)
Began Gymnastics: 1985
Favorite Event: Floor exercise
Hobbies: Shopping, swimming, rollerblading, going to movies, relaxing at a day spa



Kristy earned her first all-around finals appearance at the 1997 World Championships, where she placed 23rd. A member of the 1996 World Championships Team, she made semis on floor and also won a team gold medal at the 1995 Pan American Games. A last minute replacement for an injured gymnast, she won the 1995 McDonald's American Cup. She is the youngest child and has four brothers-Brad, Rusty, Marty and Danny. Her brother Rusty got her started in gymnastics by putting pillows on the floor and flipping her over.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 22 Feb 1998