Photos by Mark Willett
Kaytianna McMillan took her first gymnastics class at National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics when she was five years old and fell in love with the sport. She continued to train at and compete for NAAG until she graduated with honors from Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon in June 2013.
During high school she competed at level 10 and qualified for Nationals all four years. Her most successful year as a club gymnast was her senior year. She is the 2013 J.O. Nationals All-Around Champion. In addition, in the Sr. D division she tied for first on beam, and medaled on vault and floor. Leading up to Nationals, Kaytianna competed at the Nastia Liukin Cup, where she placed in the top three on vault, bars and floor, but had an off day on beam. The following week, she won every event and earned a score of 39.025 in the all-around at Emerald Team Challenge, her final home meet. Also, later that month she won every event in her age division at the Oregon State Championships.
Kaytianna wanted to earn a scholarship and compete for the Oregon State Beavers since she was young. She is now attending OSU and living that dream.
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