Monday, May 9, 2011
Chellsie Memmel Biography
DOB: June 23, 1988
Country Represented: USA
Coaches: Andy Memmel (that's right, her father, who talks about what it's been like to coach his own daughter all the way to the Olympics here) coached Chellsie at his gym, M&M Gymnastics, at the beginning of her career. For a while Chellsie was coached by Jim Chudy at Salto Gymnastics before returning to M&M to be coached by her father again after the 2004 Olympics.
Best Event: Having dealt with many injuries throughout her career, Chellsie often had to scratch certain apparatuses, so determining Chellsie's best event is difficult. She is known to be great on beam and bars, primarily because she often had to skip out on vault or floor to avoid aggravating her injuries.
Best Known For: Chellsie is known for her participation in the 2008 Olympics as well as her position as alternate at the 2004 Olympics, but she is also well-known for being 2005 All-Around Champion at Worlds. She is tied with Shawnn Johnson as the 5th most decorated female American gymnast.
Currently: Chellsie is still practicing and competing. She recently bought her first home in West Allis, WI. You can get all kinds of updates on Chellsie on her twitter, @cmemmel.
Interesting Fact: Chellsie's youngest sister, Skyler, currently competes with M&M gymnastics and recently won every event at her sate championships and qualified for Nationals!