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.
Abby began her 2019 level 8 season at the California Grand Invitational where she finished in the top 10 on vault, floor, and in the all around. Two months later at the New Mexico State Championships, Abby took second on vault and bars and fourth in the all around, advancing to the Region 3 Championships. Abby concluded her season at regionals where she had a solid competition.
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.