Black History 365: Skye Blakely

Birthdate: 2/4/2005
Program: Women’s Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Frisco, TX
Club: WOGA Gymnastics
Head Coach: Yevgeny Marchenko
Other Coaches: Haiou Sun and Emmanuel Domingues

Career Highlights

  • 2022 Winter Cup all-around & floor exercise silver medalist and balance beam bronze medalist
  • 2021 Winter Cup balance beam champion

About Skye Blakely

Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Name of High School: N/A
High School Graduation Year: 2023
Name of College: University of Florida
College Graduation Year: 2027
Degree/Major: N/A
Year you began gymnastics: 2008
Favorite Event: Bars!
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mother wanted to add another activity in addition to ballet and tap.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I like being able to show the skills that I’ve been working on and I like that it challenges me.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To compete at the 2024 Olympics and in the NCAA
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Steven and Stephanie Blakely
Names of sibling(s): Sloane Blakely
Family members in sports: Sloane Blakely

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Math and Science
Hobbies or favorite activities: listening to music, buying shoes, and hanging with friends
Favorite music: Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel
Favorite book(s): The Hate U Give
Favorite movie(s): Black Panther
Favorite TV show(s): Stranger Things
Favorite Food: Chicken and Waffles
Charity Involvement: N/A
Other sports involvement: N/A

National Competition Results

  • 2022 OOFOS U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Tampa, Fla. – 5th-UB; 6th-AA, FX
  • 2022 Winter Cup, Frisco, Texas – 2nd-AA, FX; 3rd-BB(T); 7th-UB
  • 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas – 7th-AA(T); 8th-BB
  • 2021 GK U.S. Classic, Indianapolis, Ind. – 3rd-UB; 7th-AA, FX(T)
  • 2021 American Classic, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1st-AA; 2nd-BB; 4th-VT, UB, FX
  • 2021 2021 Winter Cup, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1st-BB; 8th-FX(T)
  • 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Kansas City, Mo. – 2nd-BB(T); 3rd-FX; 4th-AA; 6th-VT(T); 8th-UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2019 GK U.S. Classic, Louisville, Ky. – 1st-FX; 2nd-VT; 4th-AA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Boston, Mass. – 2nd-FX; 3rd-VT; 4th-AA; 5th-UB; 8th-BB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2018 GK U.S. Classic, Columbus, Ohio – 3rd-VT; 6th-AA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2018 American Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah – 2nd-UB; 3rd-AA, VT; 5th-FX(T) (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

  • 2022 Pan American Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2nd-Team; 3rd-AA, FX; 4th-UB; 7th-BB
  • 2022 DTB Pokal Cup, Stuttgart, Germany – 1st-Team
  • 2020 Gymnix International, Montreal, Canada – 1st-Team, AA; 2nd-VT, UB, BB; 3rd-FX (Jr. Div.)
  • 2019 Junior World Championships, Gyor, Hungary – 3rd-Team; 4th-UB; 5th-FX
  • 2019 Gymnix International, Montreal, Canada – 1st-Team, VT, UB; 3rd-AA (Jr. Div.)