2017 National Youth Championship

On June 23, 2017, Elle competed in Atlanta, GA, at the 2017 USAW National Youth Championship. Elle went up a weight class this year, competing in the 35kg class as a 13U.  She had an unusual miss on her first snatch attempt, at 29kg.  However, Elle made all the rest of her lifts, snatching 31kg and clean & jerking 38kg, for a meet Total of 69kg.

Elle was awarded the silver medal in the snatch, and the bronze in the Total!

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My Weightlifting Clinic

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Event announcement! I’m having an Olympic weightlifting clinic on June 11, 2017! Come train with me and my coach before I head to my second National Youth Championship. This clinic will help fund my trip to Nationals. If you can’t attend the clinic, you can also support me by donating to my GoFundMe page.

 

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The Road to Youth Nationals

With her double gymnastics season complete, Elle’s focus now switches to her journey to the 2017 USAW National Youth Championship.  This year, Nationals is being held in Atlanta, GA, the weekend of June 23.

Elle has been training hard, as usual, and she and her coach are looking forward to competing again!  Her goal is to secure another National Championship.

Region 1 Level 7 Championships

On April 20, 2017, Elle competed in her first Regional Championship, in Pomona, CA. She had an amazing meet, capped off by a season-high beam routine that scored 9.625.  This got her the silver medal for beam.  Her results were:

Vault 9.100
Bars 9.025
Beam 9.625* 2nd
Floor 9.300 6th
AA 37.050 9th place

With her first Optional season finished, Elle looks forward to continuing to train for Level 8!  Her next competitive season starts in January 2018.  Elle trains 22-24 hours per week with her team.

Novato Classic

On March 11, 2017, Elle competed at the Novato Classic.  She had her best meet ever, with 4 personal best scores, and tying her personal best on Floor.

Her results were:

Vault 9.200* 6th
Bars 9.250* 6th
Beam 9.575* 3d
Floor 9.300 4th
AA 37.325* 3d place

Spirit of the Flame

On February 26, 2017, Elle competed at the Spirit of the Flame meet in San Jose, CA. She completed amazing routines, scoring three personal bests, including a Level 7 personal best All Around score of 36.7!

Elle’s results were:

Vault 9.100
Bars 9.100
Beam 9.200
Floor 9.300
AA 36.700

Winter Invitational

On February 4, 2017, Elle competed at the Winter Invitational in Redwood City, CA.  She continues to improve her scores, aside from an unfortunate fall on beam during her press mount.

Her results were:

Vault 9.075
Bars 8.850
Beam 8.225
Floor 9.275
AA 35.425