2nd year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company
Aiko began taking Samadhi classes when she was six years old. Her favorite apparatus is the hammock, and (after overcoming her initial fear) she loves the drops. Her favorite acrobatic event is the human jump rope wherein she acts as the rope.
Aiko’s other passion is gymnastics, and she particularly loves competing, having already participated in four meets. Her favorite event is the bars, though she loves cartwheeling and demonstrating her floor routine.
When she’s not in the studio or the gym, she’s lounging with her books and playing with her cats. Her favorite authors are Kate DiCamillo, Nick Bruel, Rick Riordan, Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier, Brian Selznick, and Lemony Snicket to name a few.
Aiko’s inspiration is Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman on American Ninja Warrior to compete in the finals, She one day hopes to be a versatile athlete like that. Being the youngest member of the Youth Company, Aiko looks up to the other girls as her role models because they’re so talented and graceful.
Aiko aspires to grow up to be a gymnastics coach, aerial instructor, and to complete the course on American Ninja Warrior.