Judges Spotlight

Tina Paulos 2Tina Paulos

How did you get involved with Judging?

I was a gymnast as a teenager, I coached rec gymnastics part-time after I got married, then I taught high school, including modern dance, ballroom dance, gymnastics, and coached the gymnastics team. A year after I had my fifth son, I passed the High School Women’s Gymnastics Judging Test and started judging in 1984.

How long have you been judging?

33 years

What is your favorite event to judge and why?

Uneven Bars is my favorite, but I enjoy judging all four events.

What is your favorite judging memory or experience?

I have so many wonderful experiences judging! Judging twice at the NCAA National Championships was very memorable.

What are your other hobbies?

Teaching school (part-time job), singing & playing the flute, family history, hiking, snow skiing, and enjoying my grandchildren.

Tell me about your family? Kids? Pets?

I have a very supportive husband (Harold), seven wonderful sons and fourteen dear grandchildren. No pets at this time, but I had a cool cat for seventeen years.

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Favorite food?

I like all kinds of Mexican food.

Something most people don’t know about you!

In 1999 I hiked to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park with my family up a 5,000 foot elevation change for an 18 mile round trip. What a hike!