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Matalasiaufaiga "Asi" Peko
Birthdate: 6/7/1994
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Junior
Current Residence: Huntington Beach, CA
Head Coach: Marcelo Figueiredo
Other Coaches: Dayna Waroe
Career Highlights
Peko's full name is Matalasiaufaiga Peko. She is the daughter of Heather Ciobanu and Tony Peko, and she has two brothers, Togasii (Sii) Peko and Mihai Ciobanu. Older brother Sii is a high school sophomore and plays football and runs track. Younger brother Mihai is 4 years old and loves to box and swim.
About Matalasiaufaiga "Asi" Peko
Hometown: Henderson, NV
Personal Website:
Name of High School: Insight School of Nevada
Year you began gymnastics: 1998
Favorite Event: Vault, floor exercise and uneven bars
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I drove my parents crazy with all of my energy.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love feeling passionate about my sport and performing in front of crowds. I love being strong and powerful, yet graceful at the same time.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To gain as much international experience as I can during the next three-and-a-half years so that I can compete and medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Heather Ciobanu and Tony Peko
Names of sibling(s): I have two brothers, Togasii Peko and Mihai Ciobanu.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Math, Science
Hobbies or favorite activities: reading, watching comedy movies
Favorite music: Any kind
Favorite book(s): Anything that has fairy tales or is really interesting like
Favorite Food: pineapple, mango, fruit smoothies and chicken salad. I really love a lot of fruit.
Charity Involvement: I helped with a Las Vegas radio station's toy drive by collecting toys for Brown's Gymnastics.
Other sports involvement: I don't play any other sports, but I do like watching UFC, NFL, PBR (bull riding) and NFR (rodeo).
National Competition Results
  • 2011 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Long Beach, Calif. - 1st-AA, VT, BB, FX(T) (Sr. A)
  • 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 10th-AA(T)
  • 2010 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-FX; 2nd-VT(T); 3rd-AA; 8th-BB(T) (Jr. C)
  • 2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 2nd-FX, VT; 4th-AA; 10th-BB (Jr. Div.)
International Competition Results
Videos of Matalasiaufaiga "Asi" Peko
  • 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/Combined
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline