Alyssa Van Allen started gymnastics just before she turned 2 in a mommy and me class. Alyssa loved going to class and her talent for gymnastics was evident even at such a young age. Alyssa began competing with Oasis Gymnastics in Peoria, AZ at the age of 7 in level 4. Alyssa smoothly progressed through the compulsory levels including winning the bars title with a 9.525 at the 2012 Arizona Level 6 State Championships with Phoenix Gymnastics Academy.

Alyssa began competing level 7 in 2013 with Flames Gymnastics with her first meet being the Classic Rock Invitational. At her first level 7 meet, Alyssa finished second on beam. At the Level 7 State Championships, Alyssa placed in the top 5 on beam and placed 6th all around. Alyssa repeated level 7 for the 2014 season and placed third all around at her first meet of the season: the Lady Luck Invitational. Alyssa progressed throughout the season and finished the season at the Level 7 State Championships taking second place on vault, bars, floor, and all around. As a level 8 in 2014, Alyssa had a great season. She won the all around at three out of her first four meets. At the Level 8 State Championships, Alyssa placed 4th on bars and 6th all around. She improved her all around score by nearly a point at the Region 1 Championships where she took home the silver on bars, beam, floor and all around.

Alyssa’s level 9 season began at the RU Ready Invite where she took home the gold medals on vault, bars, floor, and all around. She also took home the silver on beam. Alyssa did extremely well throughout her first level 9 season. At the Level 9 State Meet, Alyssa placed first on beam with a 9.550 and qualified to regionals. Alyssa also qualified to the 2016 Western National Championships through the Region 1 Championships where she placed third on beam. After the Region 1 Championships, Alyssa began training at Impact Gymnastics. At Westerns, Alyssa placed third on bars with a 9.400. While Alyssa was training multiple level 10 skills during the Summer of 2016, Alyssa and her coaches agreed that it would be best if she repeated level 9 for the 2017 season. Alyssa had an absolutely fantastic level 9 season, winning the all around at her first meet and winning the Arizona State beam title with a 9.600. At the 2017 Region 1 Championships, an uncharacteristic fall on beam prevented Alyssa from scoring her all around potential. However, Alyssa still placed in the top 7 and qualified to the 2017 Western National Championships. Alyssa had the meet of her life at westerns placing third on bars, second on vault and beam, and first all around with a 37.875.

Alyssa began her 2018 level 10 season at the Flames Invitational where she won the beam title and placed third all around. Alyssa continued to improve throughout the season and had her best meet at the Arizona State Championships where she placed second on beam and fourth all around. Alyssa concluded her season at the Region 1 Championships.

As a second year level 10, Alyssa began her 2019 season at the Flames Invitational where she finished third on vault, beam, and in the all around. Two months later at the Arizona State Championships, Alyssa placed fifth on beam and qualified to the Region 1 Championships. At regionals, Alyssa concluded her season with a solid competition, placing eighth on floor.

Currently, Alyssa trains 23 hours per week under coach Nikos Kentimenos at Impact Gymnastics Academy in Phoenix, AZ. In the future, Alyssa aims to earn a scholarship to a division 1 school and compete on all four events on the school’s gymnastics team.

2019 Region 1 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 10 qualifier
2018 Arizona State Championships Level 10 beam silver medalist
2017 Region 1 Championships Level 9 vault silver medalist
2017 Level 9 Western Championships AA champion; vault & beam silver medalist; bars bronze medalist
2017 Arizona's Most Outstanding Level 9 Gymnast
2017 Arizona State Championships Level 9 beam champion & AA silver medalist
2016 Region 1 Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
2016 Level 9 Western Championships bars bronze medalist
2016 Arizona State Championships Level 9 beam champion
2016 America's Top 100: Level 9 Beam
2015 egion 1 Championships Level 8 bars, beam, floor & AA silver medalist
2015 America's Top 100: Level 8 Beam
2014 Arizona State Championships Level 7 vault, bars, floor & AA silver medalist
2012 Arizona State Championships Level 6 bars, floor & AA champion; beam silver medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 qualifier
Arizona State Championships Level 10 beam silver medalist
Arizona's Most Outstanding Level 9 Gymnast
Level 9 Western Championships AA champion; vault & beam silver medalist; bars bronze medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 9 vault silver medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 9 beam champion & AA silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 9 Beam
Level 9 Western Championships bars bronze medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 9 beam champion
America's Top 100: Level 8 Beam
egion 1 Championships Level 8 bars, beam, floor & AA silver medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 7 vault, bars, floor & AA silver medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 6 bars, floor & AA champion; beam silver medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 Qualifier

Favorite Event: Floor

Favorite Skill: Yurchenko

Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles

Favorite Meet: Classic Rock Invitational

Favorite Quote:
"Train like you've never won. Compete like you've never lost."

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