Ava Wellmeier got her start in gymnastics at the age of six in a recreational class. After getting bored with doing handstands and cartwheels and wanting to try more advanced skills, Ava wanted to quit gymnastics and begin soccer. However, Ava's former preschool teacher suggested she try private lessons. After taking a few private lessons, Ava progressed quickly and began competing in 2013 as a level 4 with Zanesville Gymnastics. In her first few months of competing, Ava went on to place second on beam and in the all around at the Ohio State Championships. Due to the USAG skill/level change, Ava competed a second season of level 4 in 2014 and finished as the Ohio state vault and bars champion as well as taking home bronze medals on floor and in the all around.

Following her level 4 season, Ava competed just one meet of level 5 and then went on to compete level 7 during the beginning of the 2014-2015 season. After four meets of level 7, Ava finished the season as a level 8 and went on to qualify for the Region 5 Championships.

At just 9 years old, Ava began competing level 9 in January 2016. Ava had a solid level 9 season and finished in the top 10 on vault and bars at the Ohio State Championships. From state, Ava qualified to the Region 5 Championships where she completed her season. Following her level 9 season, Ava began training at Buckeye Gymnastics and participated in TOPs Testing during the Summer of 2016. From state testing, Ava qualified to National Testing, and then went on to make the TOPs National B Team.

Ava competed a second year of level 9 during the 2017 season and opened up her season at the Atlanta Crown Invitational where she won the floor title and took second all around. Ava had a great year and placed third on beam at the Ohio State Championships and advanced to regionals where she took third on vault.

In 2018, Ava competed level 10 and Hopes and began her season at the CGA Coaches Spectacular where she won the vault, bars, floor, and all around titles. In March, Ava competed at the International Gymnix Competition in Montreal, Canada in the Novice division. Here, Ava took second on bars and third on vault. Ava continued to have a solid season, earning her Hopes 12-13 compulsory score in the middle of her level 10 season. At the Ohio State Championships, Ava won the bars title and placed second on vault. Ava had another great meet at the Region 5 Championships, winning the vault title.

Ava began her 2019 season at the Circle of Stars Invitational as a level 10. One week later, Ava competed in the CGA Coaches Spectacular Elite Compulsory Qualifier where she earned her Junior Elite and Hopes 12-13 compulsory score. Two weeks later, Ava competed at the Buckeye National Elite Qualifier. Here, Ava had a great meet, winning the vault, floor, and all around titles and earning her Hopes 12-13 optional score, punching a ticket to the 2019 Hopes Classic.

Currently, Ava trains 28 hours per week under coach Kittia Carpenter at Buckeye Gymnastics. Ava's goal for this season is to qualify to JO Nationals, and in the future she hopes to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.

2019 Hopes Classic 12-13 Qualifier
2018 Region 5 Championships Level 10 vault champion
2018 Ohio State Championships Level 10 bars champion & vault silver medalist
2018 International Gymnix Novice bars silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
2018 Hopes 12-13 Compulsory Qualifier
2017 Region 5 Championships Level 9 vault bronze medalist
2017 Ohio State Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
2016 TOPs National B Team Member
2016 Region 5 Championships Level 9 Qualifier
2015 Region 5 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2014 Ohio State Championships Level 4 vault & bars champion; floor & AA bronze medalist
2013 Ohio State Championships Level 4 beam & AA silver medalist; bars bronze medalist
Hopes Classic 12-13 Qualifier
Hopes 12-13 Compulsory Qualifier
Region 5 Championships Level 10 vault champion
Ohio State Championships Level 10 bars champion & vault silver medalist
International Gymnix Novice bars silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
Region 5 Championships Level 9 vault bronze medalist
Ohio State Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
TOPs National B Team Member
Region 5 Championships Level 9 Qualifier
Region 5 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Ohio State Championships Level 4 vault & bars champion; floor & AA bronze medalist
Ohio State Championships Level 4 beam & AA silver medalist; bars bronze medalist

Favorite Event: Floor

Favorite Skill: Piked Full In

Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles

Favorite Meet: Buckeye Classic

Favorite Quote:
"Every morning you have two choices; continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them."

DateMeetLevelVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
03/07/2019KPAC Cup National Elite QualifierJr Elite AA - 48.800 (1)
05/24/2018Auburn National Elite QualifierHopes 12-13 Floor - 12.350 (2)
04/12/2018Region 5 Championships10 AA - 36.525 (9)
03/15/2018Ohio State Championships10 AA - 36.725 (4)
03/08/2018International GymnixNovice Vault - 14.500 (3) Bars - 14.000 (2)
03/02/2018Arnold Gymnastics Challenge10 Jr A AA - 36.675 (3)
01/31/2018Buckeye Classic10 AA - 36.925 (1)
01/26/2018Fiesta Bowl National Elite QualifierHopes 12-13 AA - 47.550 (3)
01/12/2018CGA Coaches Spectacular10 AA - 37.025 (1)
04/06/2017Region 5 Championships9 AA - 37.150 (9T)
03/16/2017Ohio State Championships9 AA - 36.350 (5)
02/23/2017City Of Lights Invitational9 AA - 37.200 (2)
02/02/2017Buckeye Classic9 AA - 35.725 (6)
01/27/2017Circle Of Stars Invitational9 AA - 36.625 (2)
01/13/2017CGA Coaches Spectacular AA - 36.075 (4)
01/06/2017Atlanta Crown Invitational9 AA - 36.275 (2)
03/18/2016Ohio State Championships9 AA - 34.925
03/11/2016Kalahari - Luau In Leos Meet9 AA - 35.525 (4)
03/04/2016Arnold Gymnastics Challenge9 AA - 34.375 (8)
02/20/2016Y-City Invitational9 AA - 35.725 (2)
02/12/2016Blaine Wilson Sportsfest9 AA - 35.075 (3)
01/08/2016National Judges Cup Championships9 AA - 33.850
12/11/2015Cowtown Classic8 AA - 36.225 (2)
11/21/2015Andrea Bailes Invitational8 AA - 36.425 (1)
04/24/2015Region 5 Championships8 AA - 36.300
03/06/2015Arnold Gymnastics Challenge8 AA - 36.000 (5)
02/27/2015Gasparilla Classic8 AA - 35.550 (4)
02/21/2015Y-City Invitational8 AA - 36.175 (3)
02/06/2015Frozen In February7 AA - 36.200 (6)
01/24/2015Tops Super Challenge7 AA - 36.625 (3)
01/16/2015Capitol City Classic7 11 & Under AA - 37.275 (2)
12/13/2014Cowtown Classic7 AA - 36.725 (4)
10/17/2014Halloween Spooktacular5 AA - 36.075 (1)
03/15/2014Follow Your Dreams4 AA - 38.100 (1)
02/22/2014Y City Invitational4 AA - 38.475 (1)
02/13/2014Buckeye Classic4 AA - 36.575 (3)
01/25/2014Super Challenge4 AA - 36.900 (2)
11/16/2013Andrea Bailes Invitational4 AA - 35.500 (1)
04/26/2013Ohio State Championships4 AA - 37.550 (2)

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