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Kari Nguyen
Birthdate: 8/7/1996
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Peoria, AZ
Club: Flames Gymnastics Academy
Head Coach: Attila Szentes
Other Coaches: Nicole Wendelgass, Roni Mejia and Gilbert Mejia
Career Highlights
  • 2015 NCAA team silver medalist (Utah)
About Kari Nguyen
Nickname: Kar
Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ
Hometown: Peoria, AZ
Facebook: Facebook.com/klee5189@gmail.com
Instagram: Instagram.com/hashtagkari7
Name of High School: Liberty High School
High School Graduation Year: 2014
Name of College: University of Utah
Degree/Major: Physical Therapy
Year you began gymnastics: 2000
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mom said we had to do a sport and all my other siblings were in gymnastics so I was put in gymnastics.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Traveling and meeting new people
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To be the best that I can be
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: MeJa and Sam
Names of sibling(s): Brothers Jason and Toby, sisters Serrena and Codee
Family members in sports: All of my siblings have been Level 10 gymnasts.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Sign Language
Hobbies or favorite activities: Sleeping
Favorite music: Pop music(T-Swift, 1D)
Favorite book(s): The Twilight Saga, The Mortal Instruments Series, The Hunger Games Series, The Host, Divergent series
Favorite movie(s): Fictional and love stories(with happy endings)
Favorite TV show(s): Teen Wolf
Favorite Food: My daddy's food
Charity Involvement: none
Other sports involvement: none
National Competition Results
  • 2018 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 5th-Team
  • 2017 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 5th-Team
  • 2015 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - 2nd-Team; 5th-VT
  • 2014 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Jackson, Miss. - 1st-VT(T); 2nd-UB(T); 3rd-AA; 5th-BB (Sr. C)
  • 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup, Greensboro, N.C. - 3rd-AA
  • 2014 Classic Rock Invitational, Phoenix, AZ - 1st-VT, UB, BB, AA with a 39.025
  • 2013 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. - 1st-AA, FX(T); 2nd-BB(T); 5th-UB(T) (Sr. A)
  • 2013 Nastia Liukin Cup, Worcester, Mass. - 4th-AA
  • 2013 IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet, Chicago, Ill - 2nd-UB, BB; 1st-VT, FX(T), AA with a 38.45
  • 2013 Parkettes Invitational, Breinigsville, PA - 1st-VT, UB, BB, FX, AA with a 38.075
  • 2013 Arizona Grand Invitational, Phoenix, AZ - 1st-VT, UB, BB, FX, AA with a 38.5
  • 2012 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Hampton, Va. - 5th-BB(T) (Jr. C)
  • 2012 Nastia Liukin Cup, New York, N.Y. -
  • 2011 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Long Beach, Calif. -
International Competition Results
LEGEND
  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic: AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acro: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline