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Ms. Consistency: Riley McCusker Is Some Kind Of Gymnast!
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Riley McCusker placed third all-around at the last two U.S. Championships, and she placed second all-around as a junior in 2016.

“Consistency is one of my goals,” says McCusker, who is coached by Maggie Haney and Victoria Levine at Monmouth Gymnastics (MG Elite) in Morganville, New Jersey.

“I think what’s so special about her is her look,” Haney says. “It’s definitely different and stands out. I think she has amazing flexibility and amazing lines on bars, and even on beam and floor.”

You would think Haney would like to create a floor routine for such a gorgeous dancer. Not so. [Haney laughs] “You would think I would be but choreography stresses me out a lot,” Haney says. “I actually don’t enjoy it because I guess I feel like the expectations are so high. I guess my kids are known for their choreography, which is a major compliment, but I would be lying if I said I’ve enjoyed it. I really don’t … I don’t have background in dance at all.”

Asked about her favorite social media platform, Riley says she uses “Snapchat like every day [giggles] … and I use Instagram a lot, too.”

Yes indeed, Riley McCusker is some kind of gymnast!

Read the whole story in the November 2018 issue.

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