Christianna (Chris), was born in Monrovia, Liberia and adopted into her family 13 months later by Matt & Jana Cutler. She has one older sister and two older brothers, all of whom joined the family via adoption. Chris is currently in high school and is planning to graduate high school in 2024. When Chris has time outside of gymnastics you will find her using her computer to edit videos for herself and her dad, helping her mom at the gym teaching gymnastics in the Rec program, watching any gymnastics competition on tv, reading, baking and enjoying every moment in life. Her goal is to be on a college team and be an Elite status gymnast.
Chris started her competitive gymnastics career at The Flip Zone in Plainfield, Indiana. She went from recreational classes to Level 3 JO Team within her first 3 weeks of classes. From there, it was one level for every year that she has trained. As a Level 7, she qualified for Regionals (first time this was offered). As a Level 8, she finished 1st on Vault and 4th All Around at the Indiana State meet qualifying to go to Regionals. At Regionals she finished with a 2nd on Vault for Team Indiana.
In 2017-2018 Chris competed as a Level 9 where she placed 2nd on Vault, 4th on Beam and 2nd in the All Around at the State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships she placed 1st on Vault, 1st on Floor Exercise and 5th All Around. Chris went to the Eastern Nationals, as a 12 year old for level 9, the only gymnast from her gym at that time finishing 8th All Around and on the 2nd place Region 5 Team.
For her 2018-2019 season, a second year of Level 9, at the Indiana state meet, she placed 2nd on Bars, 6th on Vault and qualified for Regionals in Region 5. At Regionals she tied for 1st on Bars, tied for 3rd on Vault, and tied for 6th on Beam placing 3rd All Around for Region 5 Jr 4. At 2019 Level 9 Eastern Nationals she placed 6th on Beam.
Chris competed as a Level 10 during the 2019-2020 Season. Due to Covid-19 she was unable to complete the season, but qualified to the IN State Optional Level Meet. Currently, in the 2020-2021 season, Chris has qualified and competed at States, finishing 2nd on Beam and 7th all-around earning her spot to Region 5 Championships in Cincinnati, OH. Fishing 2nd on Vault and not making her goal of qualifying to Nationals, it is time to get set for another season and work for the future!
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Coaches: Irving Nochez, Chelsea Emerson & Michelle Hart
Parents: Matt & Jana Cutler Choreographer: Chelsea Emerson
School: Homeschooled Floor Music: Techno Jazz Mix by Jeremy James Miranda
Grad Year: Class of 2024 Hours Training: 20+
Goal: College (D-1 Full Ride Athletic)