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.