Nick Ruddock interviews Ellie Seitz

Great interview.

Ellie is still psyched training for her 3rd Olympics. Even with a 1-year delay.

She loves Gymnastics and it shows in her performances.

I wasn’t surprised to hear that Ellie was not the perfect hotshot wunder child gymnast. She was not petite. Not flexible. Not all that powerful. In fact coaches suggested her Mom consider other sports.

Many of the greatest gymnasts of all time were not the best kids in their precomp group. Beth Tweddle was another.

It’s dumb for coaches to dismiss young children for lack of talent.


One of Ellie’s talents is courage. In fact she states she is never afraid — one reason she likes training the big skills including Def.