2012 Olympian Julie Zetlin grew up in Bethesda, MD and is the 2010 U.S. National Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics, the 2011 Pan American Champion and the 2011 Pacific Rim Champion. Julie is a second generation rhythmic gymnast, her mother Zsuzsi is a former Hungarian national champion, and Julie began learning this specific type of gymnastics at the young age of four. Julie placed 23rd all-around (99.025) at the 2010 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, where she became the first U.S gymnast to advance to the world all-around finals since 2003. At the 2010 Pan American Games Julie won the all-around, rope and ball, and placed third in ribbon. The U.S. also earned the team silver medal. She captured the all-around title at the 2010 U.S. National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, with first-place finishes in hoop, ball and ribbon and a second-place finish in rope. Julie was named to the U.S. team for the 2011 Rhythmic World Championships, and was the 2011 Pan American champion (Champion of the Americas) and the 2011 Pacific Rim champion (champion of the Pacific Ocean countries). As the highest ranked gymnast from the Americas the International Gymnastics Federation awarded Julie a wild-card berth to compete at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England.