Abby Vander Jagt began gymnastics at the age of 2 & 1/2 when her sister was already enrolled in gymnastics classes. Abby competed as a level 2 in 2014 as a five-year-old and was the youngest level 2 in the state of New Mexico. At the Level 2 New Mexico State Meet, Abby won the bars title and the all around title with a 34.650.

As a level 4 in 2016, Abby won the bars title and placed second all around with a 35.700 at State. In 2017 as a level 5, Abby placed second on beam and third all around at State. Abby competed level 7 in 2018 and had a great season, winning the beam title and placing second on bars and in the all around at the New Mexico State Championships. Abby also qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she had a solid meet.

Currently, Abby trains 12-15 hours per week at Zia Gymnastics under coaches Neale Schwarting, Jessica Dumond, Andrea Dobyns, and Judit Szabo. In the future, Abby’s goal is to earn a scholarship to compete in College Gymnastics.

2018 Region 3 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2018 New Mexico State Championships Level 7 beam champion; bars & AA silver medalist
2017 New Mexico State Championships Level 5 beam silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
2016 New Mexico State Championships Level 4 bars champion & AA silver medalist
2014 New Mexico State Championships Level 2 bars & AA champion
Region 3 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
New Mexico State Championships Level 7 beam champion; bars & AA silver medalist
New Mexico State Championships Level 5 beam silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
New Mexico State Championships Level 4 bars champion & AA silver medalist
New Mexico State Championships Level 2 bars & AA champion

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Aerials

Favorite Gymnast: Laurie Hernandez

Favorite Meet: Lady Luck Invitational

Favorite Quote:
"Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made" - Gabby Douglas

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