Red Rock Rookies: Sage Thompson
Sage Thompson adds to one of the most decorated freshman classes in program history, coming to the U as the 2019 Junior Olympic uneven bars national champion. A local standout from Lehi, Utah, Thompson was a three-time Junior Olympic National Championship qualifier (2017-19). Along with her first-place finish on bars in 2019, Thompson finished sixth in the all-around. The year prior, she finished as the J.O. runner up on the uneven bars, while recording a fifth-place finish on vault. Thompson also had a phenomenal showing at the national level on bars once again at the 2019 Nastia Liukin Cup, finishing second place on her signature event.
Thompson is a 15-time Utah state champion and seven-time Region 1 champion. She won three consecutive all-around titles at the Region 1 Championships and took home 12 top-three finishes from 2017-19. At the 2019 Region 1 Championships, she was first in the all-around, first on beam, second on bars, third on floor and fifth on vault. In 2018, Thompson won the all-around, bars and beam, placed second on vault, and fourth on floor. She dominated at the state level with the highlight of her Utah State Championship runs coming in 2019 when she won four gold medals (all-around, vault, bars, floor) and the silver medal on beam.
The Ute freshman trained at All American Gymnastics during her club career before making the switch to Olympus Gymnastics for her final two years of club. To learn more about one of the four Red Rock rookies, click here.
Favorite color? Black
Favorite animal? Monkey
Fun fact? I am a triplet
Favorite TV Show? Gilmore Girls
Favorite movie? Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite thing to do in your free time? Make jewelry
Favorite event? Bars
Favorite skill? Ray
Dream job? College gymnastics coach
Describe yourself in three words: Caring, driven, perfectionist
Coolest place you've traveled and why? Kauai, because it has the prettiest scenery and the most fun hikes.
Favorite quote? "The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday."