Red Rock Rookies: Sage Thompson
Sage Thompson is one of the most highly decorated freshmen classes in program history, coming to U. ). Along with her first place at bars in 2019, Thompson finished sixth in the all-around event. The year before she was JO-second on the uneven bars, while she finished fifth in the jump. Thompson also had a phenomenal performance at national level at bars at the Nastia Liukin Cup 2019 and finished second in their signature event.
Thompson is a 15-time state champion of Utah and a seven-time Region 1 champion. She won three consecutive all-round titles at the Region 1 championships and took twelve top three finishes between 2017 and 19. At the Region 1 Championships in 2019 she was first in the all-around, first on bars, second on parallel bars, third on the ground and fifth in the jump. In 2018, Thompson won the all-round, bars and beam, finished second in the jump and fourth in the floor. She dominated at the state level with the culmination of her Utah State Championship runs in 2019 when she won four gold medals (all-around, jump, poles, floor) and the silver medal on the beam.
The newcomer to Ute trained at All American Gymnastics during her club career before moving to Olympus Gymnastics for her final two years at the club. To learn more about one of the four Red Rock newbies, click here.
Favourite colour? black
Favorite animal? monkey
Funny fact? I am three of a kind
Favorite TV show? Gilmore Girls
Favourite movie? Guardian of the Galaxy
Favorite activity in your free time? Making jewelry
Favorite event? bars
Favorite skill? beam
Dream job? Gymnastics trainer at the college
Describe yourself in three words: Caring, motivated, perfectionist
The coolest place you’ve been to and why? Kauai because it has the most beautiful scenery and the funniest hikes.
Favorite quote? “The only person you should try to be better than the person you were yesterday.”