Q&A With Kaitlin Rahon

Sept. 25, 2013

In the final segment in a five-part series of Q&As with Golden Gopher gymnastics freshmen, we sit down with Kaitlin Rahon, who comes to Minnesota from Orange, Calif. A 2013 graduate of Orange Lutheran High School, Rahon graduated one year ahead of schedule to join the Gophers.

Rahon trained at Kips Gymnastics and competed three years at Level 10. The 17-year-old qualified for the Junior Olympics National Championships in 2011 and 2012 and placed 20th in the all-around at the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships in the Junior D Division. She finished third on beam, fourth in the all-around, and fifth on floor to earn a spot on the Region 1 Team at the 2012 Region 1 Championships.

GopherSports.com: What do you love most about gymnastics?

Kaitlin Rahon: I think the thing I love most about gymnastics is being able to accomplish a skill and the feeling you get after that because you were determined and you succeeded.

GS: Can you explain how you graduated early?

KR: It was a little bit of a difficult process just because you had to fit two years of schooling into one, but it worked out perfectly and I could not have asked for a better opportunity.

GS: Did you always know you wanted to compete at the college level?

KR: Yeah, it’s always been a goal of mine.

GS: Were you nervous at all about moving away?

KR: Not really because I knew I was going to move away for college anyway. It was just a matter of how far.


 

 

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