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Traci Jo Flippo

Player Profile


Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
Hixon HS




Club Team:
American Elite

Season Outlook: Traci Jo should have a strong bar routine this year. She has a great new release move (hop full) and is adding a bonus packed dismount series.

2003:Traci Jo did not compete due to a knee injury.

2002: Is looking to put together a really good bar routine this season, but is dealing with a leg injury.

Personal: Born 12-19-82 ... daughter of Tracy and Rita Jo Flippo ... majoring in Pre-Medicine/Chemistry ... attended Hixon High School ... was an AAU state champion as well as ranking in the top 10% of her senior class ... Lists swimming and diving as her hobbies ... Chose Southeast because it a chance to move away from home.

Meet An Otahkian:


Traci Jo Flippo
Nickname: TJ
Birthday: December 19, 1982
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Parents: Tracy Flippo and Rita Livezey
Major: Chemistry

Q & A With Traci Jo Flippo

At what age did you start gymnastics? 6 years old
How did you become involved in gymnastics? All of my sisters did it.
What is your favorite event? Why? Bars. It's always a challenge.
Why did you choose Southeast for gymnastics? It gave me a chance to continue doing something I like doing.
What has been your most memorable moment gymnastics moment at Southeast? The bus ride to Ball State.
What has been your most memorable non-gymnastics moment at Southeast? When the whole team came to my house in Chattanooga after the Florida meet. The bus was driving through my neighborhood.

My Favorite...

cartoon character: Rainbow Bright
color: Yellow
food at 7 a.m.: Pineapple
place you have ever visited: Grand Cayman Islands
restaurant: Olive Garden

Little-Known Facts:

If I had to be one animal, it would be... an elephant.
Number of times I have landed on my head... Too many to remember
One thing I can't live without is... running shoes.
Longest time I've spent in a chalk tray is... long enough to get yelled at by coach.
10 years from now I see myself... as a dentist.
Something you may not know about me is... My sister cut seven bald spots in my head when I was four years old.
I do gymnastics because... It's something challenging that you can do for youself.

Traci Jo Flippo


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