Two-time world champion serves as role model for younger athletes in tumbling and trampoline

Erin Jauch inspires others to be great
Posted at 8:51 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 22:01:09-04

When Erin Jauch is at Scamps Gym, you take notice.

“She's a person that can walk into a room, any gym, anywhere, and automatically everyone just wants to be like that,” explained Jauch’s former coach Kevin Kamin.

The two-time world champion, world age group champion, and team gold champion was the best in double-mini.

“I did everything that I could possibly do and won everything that I can win,” Jauch explained.

And even though the 21-year-old retired from tumbling and trampoline just last year after her second straight world championship, she hasn't said goodbye to the sport entirely. Jauch still comes back to Kenosha where she trained.

“I like to be a role model for the younger athletes,” Jauch said. “I think that's something that I'm proud of.”

And perhaps those that she inspires will one day be the next world champ.

“I really want to go to worlds,” Gabby Boydston said. “I really do. Yeah, I want to make elite and I want to get to worlds.”

At 13 years old, Boydston has already learned valuable lessons from watching Jauch.

“She taught me that it is difficult to get to where you want to be,” Boydston explained. “There are going to be tough times, but you can definitely get through them and you can get to where you want to be. You just have to keep on going.”

And while Jauch isn't going anymore, she still looks back at her career with a smile.

“Sometimes I watch videos and I'm like, ‘Woah, it was cool to be good,” Jauch recounted with a smile. “I don't know, like I want to be good at something again.”

Jauch was better than good and now she's inspiring others to be great.