HERO athletes excel on the field and in their community. They have big dreams and are striving everyday to reach their goals. We are proud to fuel them on their journey.
Full Name: Addison Torres
City: San Antonio, Texas
We are so excited to introduce our newest HERO Athlete Addison Torres. She is an elite gymnast from San Antonio, Texas. She is a 2017 State Beam Champ and runs a YouTube channel with fellow HERO Athlete Kailey Domingo! Recently, the dynamic duo of Addison and Kailey organized a huge Hurricane Harvey relief effort by making videos and taking pics asking companies to help out as well. One of the videos was reposted and recognized by Inside Gymnastics magazine. They got 9 companies to donate proceeds to the hurricane relief fund, and 1 in particular created a leotard where $8k was raised to help with this. They also collected donations and volunteered in South Texas. From all of this, they recently were featured on Fox Daytime at Nine. Scroll down to read and learn more about Addison!
What sports do you play?
What is your team/club affiliation?
United Gymnastics Academy
What are your short and/or long term sports-related goals? What is your biggest dream?
Short term is to qualify to Level 7 State & Regionals.
What has been your proudest moment as an athlete?
This past year, I was the level 6 beam state champion, placed in the top of all of my team events and ended up 5th All Around. Also, won the level 6 All Around at the HNI International meet. Top 100 gymnasts in the country for beam too! Had an awesome level 6 season to say the least!
What do you think are the three most important qualities needed to succeed as a young athlete?
100% dedication to the sport, hard work always and when things get tough, remember why you fell in love with the sport to begin with.
Why is paying attention to your nutrition as an athlete important?
I work out 30 + hours a week and need good food to fuel my body. Unhealthy food = Being slow, tired and sluggish.
What are your healthy nutrition habits?
Not crazy about veggies but do lots of fruits and protein like turkey, almonds, Greek yogurt or protein bars. Also, lots of water and limit the sugary drinks.
Do you have any superstitions or rituals on game day?
Glitter in the hair!!!! It’s a gymnast thing!
What is your biggest strength as a young athlete?
Flexibility and pretty lines or form.
Which athlete or person do you look up to?
Aly Raisman - Strong woman (Dad happened to meet her at the Sports Illustrated Party) & Simone Biles - Powerful in the gym and sweet as pie in person. She’s also a Texas girl like me!
Do you have any secret talents?
No. Just a RAD girl who loves life and a good time!