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 8th grade and 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, her brother, and her dad, helping her mom at the gym teaching gymnastics in the Rec program, watching any gymnastics competition on tv, reading, 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 will compete as a Level 10 during the 2019-2020 Season.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Coaches: Irving Nochez, Chelsea Emerson, & Stephanie Paluchniak
Parents: Matt & Jana Cutler Choreographer: Olivia Oswalt/Chelsea Emerson
School: Homeschooled Floor Music: Latin Hip/Hop Mix
Grad Year: Class of 2024 Hours Training: 17 +
Goal: Elite, College