Athlete of the Week: Olivia Barr


Olivia Barr

Olivia Barr competing on beam

Name: Olivia Barr

Sport: Gymnastics

Grade: 12


Barr has been a regional qualifier for Uzelac Gymnastics in all four of the years that she has been a level 10 gymnast. She also placed first at level seven nationals. The standout senior’s hard work has made her ultimate dream a reality; Barr has achieved a gymnastics scholarship to West Chester University.

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Olivia Barr: “My brother did baseball in the same complex and so we decided to sign me up for classes!”

EE: What other sports do you play?

OB: “None”

EE: Favorite sports team?

OB: “Pittsburgh Penguins”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

OB: “Shawn Johnson”

EE: Favorite Food?

OB: “Anything with potatoes.”

EE: What is your favorite part of the sport?

OB: “Always having a challenge and it keeps me in shape.”

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

OB: “Getting to go to Las Vegas for a meet. It was so much fun. I got first on floor.”

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?                                                         

OB: “Knowing that there are younger girls at the gym looking up to me. I want to be a good role model  and set a good example for them.”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

OB: “Even though it’s very tough mentally and physically, keep pushing yourself because it’s worth it in the end.”

EE: What are your future goals?

OB: “Attend West Chester University and become a Physician Assistant.”