Athlete of the week: 10 questions with Sydney Holder, New Trèves gymnastics

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Sydney Holder is a senior gymnast from New Trier. She is also an all-state diver who placed third in the state finals in November and will dive for Boston University next year.

1. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before dating?

Before invitations, I always eat the same food and prepare similar snacks. I always eat cereal and toast with strawberry jam.

2. Why is Boston University right for you?

I am really excited about all the academic offerings and I also love the cities. I will be so amazing to be in a city like Boston. And I really like the dive team too.

3. What is your favorite activity in your free time?

I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I like to go to new places and sometimes I like to relax and watch TV too.

4. What is your favorite TV show?

“Grey’s Anatomy.” I do not know. I love the drama and I love the characters. He never disappoints.

5. How did you go from gymnastics to diving?

I have always wanted to go diving. It always looked so fun. When I started doing gymnastics in first grade in New Trier, I met a few people who were doing both and said, “OK, I’m going to do it next year. “

6. What is the key to competing in both sports?

They have some similarities. I have the impression that these are different sports and should be treated as different sports. Knowing how to do flips and twists helps in both cases, but they are different. In the end, I learned that what I do in gymnastics doesn’t necessarily translate into something I do in diving and vice versa.

7. What is the one thing that you cannot live without?

I really like this food that my father prepares. It makes really good pasta, like these pesto gnocchi and it’s my favorite.

8. If you are at Walgreens with a few dollars, what do you buy?

Ghirardelli chocolate caramel squares. These are my favorites.

9. What don’t people know about you?

I am a twin and I have a brother, Wyatt. It’s a fun fact. I feel like people know most of the stuff about me, though.

10. What can this team accomplish this season?

I know we all want to end on a high note and I think everyone seems to be saying this is the ultimate meeting. This is the goal for many of us. But I know that we will all be happy if we do our best, if we do our best, if we work very hard and if we keep improving, this is ultimately the best thing that we can be asked to do. To do.


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