Anna Eby got her start in gymnastics at the age of five after watching her brother doing gymnastics and wanting to do the same thing. Anna began competing in 2015 as a level 3 with Aspire Kids Sports Center. In her first year of competitive gymnastics, Anna won the floor title at the Arizona State Championships.
Following her 2015 season, Anna began training at Gold Medal Gymnastics and competed a second season of level 3 during the 2016 season. In November, Anna went on to compete at her second Arizona State Championships and earned a silver medal on floor with a 9.700.
Anna began training at Desert Lights Gymnastics after her 2016 level 3 season and competed level 4 in 2017. She began her season at the Winter Sun Invitational where she finished in the top 10 on vault and floor. In September at the Rope Your Dreams Invitational, Anna won the beam, floor, and all around titles. Two months later at state, Anna took ninth on bars and floor.
Competing her final year of compulsories in 2018, Anna kicked off her season at the Winter Sun Invitational where she came away with the gold medal on floor. Anna concluded her level 5 season at the Arizona State Championships and had a great meet, winning the floor title and earning second place on bars, beam, and in the all around.
Anna began her optional career in January 2019 as a level 7 at the Winter Sun Invitational. Here, Anna finished in the top 10 on bars and floor. In March at the Arizona State Championships, Anna took third on beam and fifth all around and qualified to the Region 1 Championships. Anna finished up her season at the Region 1 Championships with top 10 finishes on vault and floor.
Competing level 8 in 2020, Anna began her season at the Winter Sun Invitational and brought home a silver medal on vault. Anna continued to improve throughout the season but unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.
Currently, Anna trains 23 hours per week under coaches Shilo Mead, Zaria Lockhart, Bob Peterson, and Lisa Spini at Desert Lights Gymnastics. Anna's goal for the 2021 season is to score higher than a 9.6 on floor at each meet. In the future, Anna hopes to earn a full ride college scholarship for gymnastics.
2020 Arizona State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
2019 Region 1 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2019 Arizona State Championships Level 7 beam bronze medalist
2018 Arizona State Championships Level 5 floor champion; bars, beam & AA silver medalist
2017 Arizona State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
2016 Arizona State Championships Level 3 floor silver medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
Region 1 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
Arizona State Championships Level 7 beam bronze medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 5 floor champion; bars, beam & AA silver medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
Arizona State Championships Level 3 floor silver medalist
Favorite Event: Floor
Favorite Skill: Side Aerial
Favorite Gymnast: Aly Raisman
Favorite Meet: Fiesta Bowl Invitational
Favorite Quote: “Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” — Mary Lou Retton