The Boise State gymnastics team will be gunning for a 4th straight conference title. Part of their recent success is sophomore Courtney McGregor who is fresh off the Rio Olympics where she competed for New Zealand.
Next week she will compete in her second major international competition of her career.
This past year McGregor was a first-team conference selection in the vault and uneven bars add that to the experience she had in the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio De Janeiro she can compete with the best of them. For her, though she keeps the big stage simple in the back of her mind knowing that she has already been at the height of her career- the Olympics.
"Last time I learned how to deal with the nerves because it was a huge stage. Hopefully this time it I will be a little less nervous. You really you just have to focus on what you are doing and don't think about the results. You just think about your own routine and try to do the best that you can," said Gymnast Courtney McGregor.
McGregor will definitely be putting in the work for the World Championships training 30 hours a week which is 10 extra hours compared to her Boise State schedule.
"I'm amazed at finishing a 13 meet season healing some of her bumps and bruises and she is able to come back to the gym. Doing that volume of work with a smile on her face nearly every day I'm amazed," said, Head Coach Neil Resnick.
McGregor has also upped her skill set by getting the chance to train with Team USA's Simone Biles who won 4 gold medals while they both were in Brazil.
"Can you imagine someone getting to train with Michael Jordan? Simone Biles was essentially the most successful female gymnast ever. To be able to step on that floor and be right next to that type greatness I think it elevates her game," said, Resnick.
The World Championships begin in Montreal, Canada on October 2nd and run thru the 8th.