Polina Shchennikova

Birthdate: 1/7/1998
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Evergreen, CO
Club: 5280 Gymnastics
Head Coach: Alex & Katia Shchennikova

Personal Information

Nickname: Pushkie, P
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Hometown: Evergreen, CO Russia

Name of High School: Connections Academy
High School Graduation Year: 2016
Year you began gymnastics: 2001
Favorite Event: Uneven Bars
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My parents were gymnasts on the Soviet National Team
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Traveling and meeting new people in the sport.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: Make the Senior U.S. National Team and compete for the United States in international competition
Names of parents/guardians: Alex and Katia Shchennikov - parents and coaches
Names of sibling(s): Sisters Alyona & Kristina Shchennikova
Family members in sports: Alyona (Level 10/elite; participates in the Developmental Camps); Kristina (Level 4 gymnast)

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Biology
Hobbies or favorite activities: Learning American Sign Language and learning how to drive!
Favorite music: Pop Music
Favorite book(s): Hunger Games
Favorite movie(s): Mulan and Pitch Perfect
Favorite TV show(s): Right now, I don't have time to watch TV
Favorite Food: Chinese food and cheesecake
Charity Involvement: I help with National Gymnastics Day and our club fundraising for Children's Miracle Network
Other sports involvement: Love to ski and dance!

National Competition Results

2015 P&G Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. -
2015 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. -
2013 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 3rd-UB; 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2013 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 3rd-UB; 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 4th-UB; 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 2nd-UB; 9th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2012 American Classic, Huntsville, Texas - 1st-UB; 6th-AA(T), BB; 7th-VT (Jr. 1)
2012 Nastia Liukin Cup, New York, N.Y. - 2nd-AA(T)
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - (Jr. Div.)
2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. -
2011 American Classic, Huntsville, Texas - 3rd-AA, UB; 7th-VT; 8th-BB, FX (Jr. 2)
2011 WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas - 2nd-UB, FX; 3rd-AA; 6th-VT
2010 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. -

International Competition Results