Self Magazine Feature

Many people aren’t sure if I, or other girls, are too young to lift weights.  Casey Johnston, of Self Magazine, wrote this informative article featuring me and other girl lifters, with research and insight into why it is safe, and a great idea for girls to lift weights!

2019 Competition Season

f8979c03-07c8-44ba-ae3b-d645ae057a56Wow, we can’t believe Elle is already nearly halfway through her gymnastics competition season. Since she missed most of her season last year, due to a broken toe and a back injury, Elle is very grateful to be out there competing all 4 events again!

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to pop on and say that I’ve been training hard over the past few months, and my gymnastics competitive season is about to start.  I can’t wait to compete my new Level 8 routines!

Happy New Year to you all!  Thank you for all of your support; it means a lot to all of us!



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!


My Weightlifting Clinic


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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Thank you so much for your support!

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.