Lisa Wang

Birthdate: 9/24/1988
Program: Rhythmic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Libertyville, IL
Club: North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Head Coach: Natasha Klimouk, Dani Takova

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Career Highlights

Wang graduated high school in January 2007 is a freshman at Yale University. She plans to study international studies and/or journalism. She is the daughter of Ping and Cindy Wang and has a younger brother, Jordan. Wang says that her parents are her role models because her mom is honest, friendly, and supportive, and her dad works very hard at everything he does.
Personal Information

Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL

Year in School: 12th
Name of High School: Stevenson High School
Year you began gymnastics: 1998
How did you get involved in gymnastics: We had a fine arts day in third grade and I couldn't decide between the beanie baby-making class or rhythmic gymnastics. In the end, I decided to give rhythmic a try. After the class, I was hooked!
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love the thrill of competition and the feeling of working hard towards a goal. It is the most amazing and gratifying reward when all of your hard work pays off.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: to be a role model and to make it to the 2008 Olympic Games.
Names of parents/guardians: Dad: Ping Wang- works for Allstate Insurance Mom: Cindy Wang- Mortgage broker Both of my parents are very hard workers and are extremely supportive
Names of sibling(s): Jordan Wang- younger brother Plays hockey, and attends acting school


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: English
Hobbies or favorite activities: reading, writing, friends, internet
Favorite music: Pop, hip-hop
Favorite TV show(s): King of Queens, So You Think You Can Dance?, Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives
Favorite Food: Ice cream and chocolate!
Charity Involvement: I do charity work through the National Honor Society and also help out at my local library.

National Competition Results

2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-AA, RP, HP, CL, RB
2008 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, HP, CL; 2nd-RP, RB
2007 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-AA, BA, RB; 2nd-RP; 5th-CL
2006 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 5th-AA
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-BA, CL, RB; 2nd-AA, RP, RB
2005 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-AA
2004 U.S Olympic Team Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 3rd-AA
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 2nd-HP, CL, RB; 3rd-AA, BA
2004 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-AA
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 2nd-CL; 3rd-AA, HP, BA; 7th-RB
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-HP, CL; 2nd-AA, BA, RB (Jr. Div.)
2002 Western Championships, Portland, Ore. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2002 Eastern Championships, New Orleans, La. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2002 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2001 National Championships, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-AA, BA, RB; 2nd-CL; 3rd-HP (Jr. Div.)
2001 Western Championships, San Rafael, Calif. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2001 Eastern Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2001 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 4th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2000 Western Championships, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. - 3rd-AA (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team, HP; 2nd-AA, RP, RB; 3rd-CL
2007 World Championships, Patras, Greece -
2007 Senior Pan Am Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-AA, RB; 2nd-CL, RP
2007 Marbella Grand Prix, Marbella, Spain - 16th-AA
2006 Baltic Cup, Gdynia, Poland - 3rd-BA; 4th-AA, CL, RB; 5th-RP
2005 Pan American Championships, Vitoria, Brazil - 1st-Team
2005 Tournoi International De Gymnastique, Corbeil Essones, France - 9th-Team; 30th-AA
2005 Belarus Grand Prix, Minsk, Belarus - 28th-AA
2005 Julieta Shismanova International Tournament, Bourgas, Bulgaria - 21st-AA
2005 Derugina Cup, Kiev, Ukraine - 18th-AA
2005 Baltic Hoop, Riga, Latvia - 6th-AA
2004 Tournoi International De Gymnastique, Corbeil Essones, France - 5th-Team; 30th-AA
2004 Julieta Shismanova International Tournament, Bourgas, Bulgaria - 7th-AA
2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 2nd-Team; 8th-AA
2003 World Championships, Budapest, Hungary - 70th-AA
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -
2003 World Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan - 16th-AA
2003 International Tournament of Sofia Grand Prix, Sofia, Bulgaria - 15th-AA
2003 Danube Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia - 2nd-HP, BA, CL; 6th-AA
2002 Pacific Alliance Championships, Vancouver, B.C., Canada - 1st-Team, AA, HP, BA, CL, RB
2001 4 Continents Championships, Curitiba, Brazil - 8th-AA
2001 Danube Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia - 4th-AA