JESSICA ELAND
Level 10 Gymnast

Name: Jessica Eland

Level: Level 10

Birthplace: Melbourne

DOB: 15/2/2005

Nickname: Jess

School: Mount Waverley Secondary College

Motto: If you really want it,  you will fight for it

Most admired sportsperson? Nastia Liukin

Favourite music? 80s-90s

Favourite movie/TV shows? Movie – 50 First Dates, TV Show – Gilmore Girls

What is your pet hate? SLOW WALKERS!!!

If you were famous who would you be and why? Adam Sandler. I don’t know why. He is just cool.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “Go for it, with everything you have got and don’t let anyone stand in the way of your dreams, because if you work had enough for it, you WILL get there” – said by a random man I met who saw me doing handstands on Uluru.

When and why did you start gymnastics? 6 years old, because I was always bouncing around

First gymnastics club? Bayside Gymnastics

Who is your current coach? Jess Haintz and Mr Yang

What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? That hard work pays off and if you believe you can do it, you will

Favourite thing about Waverley? The positive and supportive atmosphere from coaches and gymnasts

Biggest challenge you’ve overcome so far? Fighting tough injuries and coming back stronger

Favourite apparatus? Changes every year, but this year Floor

Favourite skill? Side aerial on Beam

One skill you would most love to learn? Back double layout tumble line

Proudest gymnastics achievement? Coming first at Nationals on Bars in 2019

Check out some of Jessica’s routines from previous competitions!