When Whitney Bjerken was selected to become a member of the US National TOPs B Team, she took what was thought of as the biggest leap of her career till date (December 2016). For a girl who is merely 11, being a national, state and regional level artistic gymnast champion is quite a feat. When girls and boys of her age were grappling with petty issues in life, Whitney Bjerken was pursuing her ambition to become a great artistic gymnast that the country can take pride in. She was only seven when she won the Level 4 to become Georgia AA State Champion. Hungry for more, she became a member of the national squad within three years, Today at 11, Whitney Bjerken is one of the most talented young performers of the sport and is surely going to be a future star of the sport. Not just that, she is also a YouTube star, who started one of the most popular gymnast-centric channels. One-of-its-kind, the channel gives a glimpse of Bjerken’s journey as a gymnast and her hard work and perseverance to be at the top of her game. It also inspires viewers to take up the sport professionally. Kudos to the little gymnast wonder!
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Some people are born talented and Whitney Bjerken is surely one of them. At 11, the little girl has everything going for her. She is a professional artistic gymnast and a YouTube star. A national, state and regional level gymnast, she started in the field when she was very young. At an early age, she developed a passion for gymnastics and soon made her way through it professionally. She aced her skills and honed her talent to become a regional level gymnast. In 2012, she won the Level 4 to become Georgia AA State Champion. Three years later, in 2015, she was selected as a member of the US National TOPs B Team. She was only ten then. Today, apart from being an artistic gymnast, Whitney is a popular YouTube star as well. She has her own gymnast-centric YouTube channel that has earned more than 570,000 subscriptions and the numbers are still growing.
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What Makes Whitney Bjerken Special
Whitney Bjerken was only ten when she was selected as a member of the US National TOPs B Team. Not many children of her age even understand the meaning of being an artistic gymnast, forget being one. Whitney has time and again proved that she was born to excel in this field of sport. With a body as flexible as an elastic band, and determination as strong and steady as a rock, she has made her way to the top of the levels with her grit and resolute. Aged just 11, she is at the top of her game and has been a reason of envy for many other gymnasts who despite being twice her age, are not as brilliant as she is.
When Whitney turned her passion into her profession, she did not only think about her professional rise to stardom but also conceived the idea of helping others become an artistic gymnast. Probably that was one reason why she started the spin-off of her on-stage marvel on YouTube by starting a channel that was gymnast-centric. One of its kind, the channel caters to millions of people and has more than 570, 000 subscriptions. Through it, one can get a firsthand view of her journey thus-far and can also see her grow and improve as a gymnast. Who knows, there may be some who might get inspired from her stellar performances and follow in her footsteps!
Behind The Curtains
Whitney Bjerken was born on March 4, 2005 in Georgia, USA. She has three siblings, a sister Blakely and two brothers Sterling and Braxton. At an early age, Whitney developed a liking for gymnastics. She soon found her real calling in it and started pursuing the same professionally. After making her mark at the regional level, she contested in artistic gymnastic competitions at state and later national level. The year 2012 was an important year for her career as she bagged her first major achievement, winning the Level 4 to become a Georgia AA State Champion. By the age of ten, she had become a member of the US National TOPs B-Team. Today, the yet-to-be teen has everything going for her - a national and state level gymnast, she also has a YouTube channel to her that is gymnast-centric.