I was born on October 12, 2002 in Maryland to Eduardo Meza-Etienne and Yanire Isaacura. I have a sister, Valentina. Currently, I am a senior honor student at Brunswick Middle School and expect to graduate in 2021.
My parents decided to enroll me into recreational gymnastics when I was four years old. I fell in love with the sport and began learning skills very quickly. I started my gymnastics career at Frederick Gymnastics Club in Frederick, MD.
As a level 6 gymnast in 2014, I earned a bronze medal on uneven bars at the State Championships. Following my level 6 season, I moved to Hill's Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, MD. I was able to skip level 7 and quickly moved up to level 8 for the 2015 season. I qualified to the 2015 Region 7 Championships. I continued competing level 8 in 2016 where I placed in the top ten in the all-around and fourth on vault at the State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, I earned a bronze medal on uneven bars with a 9.500.
Currently, I am preparing for the 2017 season as a level 9 gymnast where I am hoping to qualify to Level 9 Eastern Nationals. I train 22 hours per week at Hill’s Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, MD under coaches Katrina Evanoff and Igor Kniasev. My long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.
2016 Level 8 Regional Bars Bronze Medalist
2016 Level 8 MD State Vault Fourth Place
2015 Level 8 Regional Qualifier
2015 Level 8 MD State Qualifier
2014 Level 6 MD State Bars Bronze Medalist
Vault: Yurchenko Pike. Working On: Yurchenko Layout
Uneven Bars: KCH 1/2; kip + squat-on; KCH + free hipcircle to handstand + giant + giant + double tuck dismount. Working On: Overshoot, giant 1/2, front giant and double pike dismount.
Balance Beam: Switch split leap; full turn; tuck jump + split jump; back tuck; flip flop + flip flop + back layout dismount. Working On: Switch split leap + back tuck, flip flop + back layout stepout, flip flop + flip flop + back layout 1/1 or 3/2 dismount.
Floor Exercise: Roundoff + flip flop + back layout 1/1; FHS + front pike + front tuck; switch split leap + straddle jump; 3/2 turn; roundoff + flip flop + back layout. Working On: Back layout 2/1, FHS + front layout + front layout, double tuck, switch ring leap, switch side leap, 2/1 turn and back layout 3/2 + front pike.
Some of My Favorite Things
I enjoy cooking, baking, reading and being outdoors.
Fun Facts About Me
I have two Yorkshire Terriers named Lilo and Stitch and a Jack Russell Terrier by the name of Jonas. I also have three ferrets called Alaska, Brandon and Savannah. I also have a goldfish named Fanta; sometimes it behaves like a dog.