Meet the Wildcats: Cori Rechenmacher

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Blue/White Scrimmage on Dec. 13, presents “Meet the Wildcats,” an opportunity for you to get to know a little more about the 2016 Kentucky Gymnastics team. Today’s Meet the Wildcats features senior Cori Rechenmacher.

Rechenmacher returns for her sophomore year after being one of two freshmen named to the SEC All-Freshman Team, an honor never before earned by a University of Kentucky gymnast. During her historic freshman campaign, Cori competed in every meet on uneven bars and balance beam, posting a 9.825 on uneven bars and a 9.800 on balance beam at the SEC Championships. During a meet against Arkansas on Feb. 20th she posted a career-best 9.875 on beam. On top of her in-competition accomplishments, Cori also made the 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.   

Here’s a bit more on Cori:

Quick Facts

Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois  

Parents: Ron and Gretchen Rechenmacher  

Siblings: A.J. (18) 

Twitter Handle: @Cori_Rex4

Instagram Handle: @Cori_Rex4 

Major: Nursing  

Nickname(s): Cori  

Get to Know Cori in Competition

What I like most about Coach Garrison and the staff is…. How supportive they are

I chose Kentucky because …  I couldn’t see myself anywhere else 

I’m most looking forward to our meet with….. Arkansas 

I’m most excited for this during the season…. Traveling!

My role model in gymnastics is… Nastia Liukin

I started competing in gymnastics when I was…. 7  

I want to improve my… Confidence during meets 

Cori Outside of Competition

My favorite movies are…. Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes  

I’d dominate this reality show … Wipeout

My favorite TV Channels are… ABC and ABC Family 

The best concert I’ve ever been to was… Rascal Flatts 

The most famous person I’ve ever met was… Barack Obama  

Something not a lot of people know about me is … Both of my parents were gymnasts  

My dream job is to be…. An NICU Nurse

If I had a derby horse, I would name it… Buttercup 

My favorite thing about UK is  … the overall atmosphere 

Growing up, my celebrity crush was … Taylor Lautner

The Wildcats kick off the 2016 season with the Blue/White scrimmage on Sun., Dec. 13 at a time still to be determined. The scrimmage will serve as a preview to the 2016 season, with the season opener Excite Night set for Fri., Jan. 8 against Ball State at 7 p.m. All home meets will be held in Memorial Coliseum. 

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