Updated: February 14, 2017

GET READY BLEACHER BOY FANS! This week’s Athlete of the Week goes to….

ARDEN MARTINO!! Arden is a 12 year old gymnast from Annapolis, Maryland. If you think your schedule is tough, wait till you hear this!

Arden is a level 9 gymnast and trains 27 hours a week!! Thats over 5 hours a day! She trains at 1st Class Gymnastics in Annapolis and is part of their homeschool program with 15 other very talented girls.

This superstar has placed in the top ranks of most of her meets and is hoping to continue the same success into level 9. This year she has already placed 1st on bars twice!! Most memorably was the Bratayley Meet where she scored a 9.3 out of 10 on bars landing her in 1st place. No surprise that bars is her favorite event.

Arden has some serious goals which we think are super cool. First, she wants to become an ELITE gymnast and she is entering meets now to try and qualify for that. Second, she tells us that she wants to go to Stanford University for their strong gymnastics program and math department. Her mom says she’s a math whiz too! Cool! Arden’s idols are Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman…all Olympic gymnasts! You can check out her cool instagram page @arden_the_gymnast101.

Way to go, Arden! We can’t wait to hear how your season goes and we hope one day to see you on the Olympic podium too! The Bleacher Boys agree you definitely deserve to be Athlete of the Week! Congratulations and welcome to the huddle.

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