Sammi Short grew up in a small town just about 45 minutes north of Cincinnati Ohio. She started doing gymnastics at the age of 4 and started to compete when she was in the fourth grade. Sammi did competitions for the Fitton Family YMCA until level 8 ending her career of gymnastics when she was 16. Sammi also did football and basketball cheerleading for her school from 7th grade until her senior year. She is very excited about being here at Cole, and being back in the gym!