Aaliyah Saucedo got her start in gymnastics at the age of 10 in a recreational class. Aaliyah took to the sport right away and began competing the same year as a level 3 with Denton Gymnastics Academy. In her first year of gymnastics, Aaliyah went on to finish second on beam and in the all around at the Texas North State Championships. Aaliyah competed one meet of level 4 in 2015 and then went on to compete level 5 during the rest of the 2015 season. As a level 5, Aaliyah went on to win the bars title and finish second on beam and in the all around at the Texas State Championships.

Aaliyah began her optional career as a level 7 at the Metroplex Challenge in January 2016. Here, Aaliyah won the vault and floor titles. Three months later at the Texas State Championships, Aaliyah took second on bars and third on beam. From state, Aaliyah qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she concluded her season with an eighth place finish on bars and beam.

Competing level 8 during the 2016-2017 season, Aaliyah began her season at the Texas Classic where she finished second on vault and third on bars and in the all around. Aaliyah continued to improve throughout the season and went on to finish third all around at the Texas State Championships. Aaliyah qualified to the Region 3 Championships for her second year in a row where she finished fourth on vault and in the all around.

As a level 9 in 2018, Aaliyah began her season at the Chow's Challenge and finished fourth on bars. In March at the Texas State Championships, Aaliyah took sixth on vault. Aaliyah concluded her season one month later at the Region 3 Championships with a solid competition.

Aaliyah missed out on the 2018-2019 season, but came back strong to compete level 10 during the 2019-2020 season. Aaliyah began her season at the Anna Brashear Invitational where she finished second on vault and floor.

Currently, Aaliyah trains 30 hour per week under coaches Rodica Lazar, Aurel Lazar, and Sorin Lazar at Denton Gymnastics Academy. Aaliyah's goal for the 2020 season is to compete all four events and score a 35.00 in the all around. In the future, Aaliyah hopes to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.

2018 Region 3 Championships Level 9 Qualifier
2017 Texas State Championships Level 8 AA bronze medalist
2017 Region 3 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2016 Texas State Championships Level 7 bars silver medalist & beam bronze medalist
2016 Region 3 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2016 America's Top 100: Level 7 Floor
2015 Texas State Championships Level 5 bars champion, beam & AA silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
2015 America's Top 100: Level 5 AA
2014 Texas North State Championships Level 3 beam & AA silver medalist; bars bronze medalist
Region 3 Championships Level 9 Qualifier
Region 3 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Texas State Championships Level 8 AA bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 7 Floor
Region 3 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
Texas State Championships Level 7 bars silver medalist & beam bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 5 AA
Texas State Championships Level 5 bars champion, beam & AA silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
Texas North State Championships Level 3 beam & AA silver medalist; bars bronze medalist

Favorite Event: Floor

Favorite Skill: Double Tuck & Double Pike

Favorite Gymnast: Aly Raisman

Favorite Meet: Anna Brashear Invitational, Brestyans, & Metroplex Challenge

Favorite Quote:
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

DateMeetLevelVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
01/24/2020Metroplex Challenge10 Vault - 9.225 (3T) Floor - 9.075 (5)

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