I’m 13 years old, I will be competing level 9 this season but am currently working on my level 10 skills as well. My first competition was at the age of 7 and two of my sisters were my teammates. In the late spring of 2017 I moved to Olympus Gymnastics where I began training for my second level 8 season. Just a few days before leaving my old gym I broke my toe. Not only did I have new coaches and new teammates, I was also in a boot for the first 6 weeks in my new surroundings. I pushed through the challenges of a change, worked extremely hard and made immense improvements. That all paid off, my first meet of the season I took 1st place on Vault, Bars, Beam and AA, scoring higher than I had my entire career. My first travel meet was across the country, in Florida. There I won Vault, Beam and AA, I even scored the highest level 8 AA in my session, 37.85. At the Brestyans Las Vegas Invitational, soon after, I put up the highest level 8 AA, of all sessions, won all 4 events and scored above a 38 for the first time ever. I became the Beam and Floor State Champion, at the Utah Level 8 State Championships, placing high enough to qualify to be on the State Team, representing Utah, at the Region 1 Championships. As a member of the Utah State Team, I was in a very tough division at Regionals but had a great showing, I medaled in all events and finished 5th AA with a 38.325, my new best. It’s an honor to be considered for Gymnast of the Year, I love gymnastics. I’m making great progress in my training, I’m learning new skills at a fast pace. I’m a hard worker, been told I’m easy to coach, I’m extremely humble and take pride in all that I do. I go to public school, am enrolled in several honors classes, a straight A student, I have 4 sisters, love doing their hair and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 2 minutes. I’m hoping to earn a scholarship and compete in college.Read more..