Watching Jamie Stone hit the mats for the Buckeye’s women’s gymnastics team is something like a work of art. As you watch, you’ll see her calmly glide across the mat for floor exercises, and then at a moments notice, she’s in the air twirling and twisting her body into beautiful flips and tricks only to land gracefully on the mat.
Stone has had a stellar sophomore campaign with the Bucks as she recorded career highs multiple times this season both for floor exercises as well as on the balance beam and in the vaults. Her work has earned her a spot on the podium 13 times this season, and for the second year in a row, she has been named to the All-Big Ten women’s gymnastics second team squad.
Her and the women’s gymnastics team are gearing up to compete in the Big Ten Championship this weekend in Champagne, Illinois, but before Stone can go back to shattering team and career highs, we had the chance to get to know her—both on and off the mats—in this week’s installment of “Sidelines.”
If you could wave a magic wand over your wardrobe, what’s one thing you would change?
I would definitely change the amount of shoes I have—I could always use more. I mean you can never have too many shoes!
What was the last compliment you received about your fashion style?
“You make simplicity look good!”—Kaitlyn Hofland
Who is the best dressed gymnast on the squad?
Amanda Huang—she always has the best quality clothing and no matter the occasion, she always looks nice!
Can you give us 5 songs from your pre-competition playlist?
Runaway by Galantis; In the Name of Love by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha; God’s Plan by Drake; Gucci Gang by Lil Pump; and Ohio State mp3 remix!
What’s your go-to dance move?
I would say the whip. It’s easy, quick and you can’t really embarrass yourself doing it!
What’s your secret to finding a balance between going to class, going to practice, and competing in competitions?
I have a planner that I fill out as soon as I get my syllabus and write out everything that is due for that semester which helps me stay on track and not get too overwhelmed. After practice, I lock myself in my room and just grind on homework or even assignments that aren’t due for a while to make sure I’m ahead and able to focus for both practice and competitions.