Jade: I chose to pursue an individual route because I felt it was my best way to achieve my goal of going to the Olympics. I wanted to leave every avenue open to reach my goal.
Jade: Some reasons I chose Oregon State are the coaches and the beautiful campus. The coaches are amazing and so helpful, and I can’t wait to have them help me grow in college.
Jade: The plan is to start in the fall of 2020.
Inside: What is it like to compete alongside Russian Olympian Maria Paseka in vault finals?
Jade: It’s definitely challenging and competitive. She’s a really good vaulter, so it definitely adds the pressure, but I just focus on what I need to do to [perform] my best vaults.