Mackenzie Estep
Birthdate: 10/27/2006
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Junior
Current Residence: Auburn, WA
Club: Auburn Gymnastics Center Inc.
Head Coach: Brent and Lauren Phelps
Other Coaches: Jill McGee and Chris Pitre
About Mackenzie Estep
Nickname: Kenzie, Kenz, and Z
Birthplace: Tacoma, WA
Hometown: Auburn, WA
Year in School: 6th
Name of High School: Cascade Middle School
High School Graduation Year: 2025
College Graduation Year: 2029
Degree/Major: Undecided
Year you began gymnastics: 2010
Favorite Event: Vault
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My parents wanted to ensure my sister and I had a fun activity to channel our energy, so they enrolled us in recreational classes. It was something that I really took to and enjoyed.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I enjoy challenging myself, learning new skills, and being a part of a team. My teammates make training fun and the rough days a little less rough.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: I want to continue growing and improving in the sport, become a JO National Champion, qualify for the Nastia Liukin Cup, compete for a Division 1 university, and win a NCAA Championship.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Blair and Karen Estep
Names of sibling(s): Katharine
Family members in sports: My dad was an All-American at the University of Washington in rugby and a member of the US military Combined Services Rugby Team. My sister is a USAW Youth National Weightlifting Champion.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: My favorite subject is Math.
Hobbies or favorite activities: I enjoy baking, playing board and card games, and hanging out with my friends and family.
Favorite music: I like pop music.
Favorite book(s): Right now, I enjoy reading the Percy Jackson series.
Favorite movie(s): My favorite movie is The Sound of Music.
Favorite TV show(s): My favorite television shows are The Flash and Friends.
Favorite Food: My favorite foods are grilled chicken tacos and sushi.
National Competition Results
  • 2019 Nastia Liukin Cup, Greensboro, N.C. - (Jr. Div.)
  • 2018 Level 9 Western Championships, Salt Lake City, UT - 3rd-VT (Junior 1)
  • 2018 Region 2 Championships - 1st-AA; 1st-FX; 2nd-VT, 2nd-UB, 3rd-BB(T); (Level 9, Junior 1)
  • 2018 Washington Optional State Championships - 1st-AA; 2nd-VT; 3rd-BB; 3rd-FX; 4th-UB (Level 9, Jr. A)
International Competition Results
  • 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