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. In March, Ava competed at the Ohio State Championships and came home with a gold medal on floor, silver medal on vault, and qualified to the Region 5 Championships. Ava had her best meet of her season at regionals, coming in second in the all around and qualifying to the JO National Championships. At JO Nationals, Ava concluded her season with a solid competition and medaling on floor.

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 Region 5 Championships Level 10 AA silver medalist
2019 Ohio State Championships Level 10 floor champion & vault silver medalist
2019 JO National Championships Level 10 floor medalist
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
JO National Championships Level 10 floor medalist
Region 5 Championships Level 10 AA silver medalist
Ohio State Championships Level 10 floor champion & vault silver medalist
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."

Date Meet Level Vault Bars Beam Floor All
04/11/2019 Region 5 Championships 10 AA - 37.700 (2)
03/07/2019 KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier Jr Elite AA - 48.800 (1)
05/24/2018 Auburn National Elite Qualifier Hopes 12-13 Floor - 12.350 (2)
04/12/2018 Region 5 Championships 10 AA - 36.525 (9)
03/15/2018 Ohio State Championships 10 AA - 36.725 (4)
03/08/2018 International Gymnix Novice Vault - 14.500 (3) Bars - 14.000 (2)
03/02/2018 Arnold Gymnastics Challenge 10 Jr A AA - 36.675 (3)
01/31/2018 Buckeye Classic 10 AA - 36.925 (1)
01/26/2018 Fiesta Bowl National Elite Qualifier Hopes 12-13 AA - 47.550 (3)
01/12/2018 CGA Coaches Spectacular 10 AA - 37.025 (1)
04/06/2017 Region 5 Championships 9 AA - 37.150 (9T)
03/16/2017 Ohio State Championships 9 AA - 36.350 (5)
02/23/2017 City Of Lights Invitational 9 AA - 37.200 (2)
02/02/2017 Buckeye Classic 9 AA - 35.725 (6)
01/27/2017 Circle Of Stars Invitational 9 AA - 36.625 (2)
01/13/2017 CGA Coaches Spectacular AA - 36.075 (4)
01/06/2017 Atlanta Crown Invitational 9 AA - 36.275 (2)
03/18/2016 Ohio State Championships 9 AA - 34.925
03/11/2016 Kalahari - Luau In Leos Meet 9 AA - 35.525 (4)
03/04/2016 Arnold Gymnastics Challenge 9 AA - 34.375 (8)
02/20/2016 Y-City Invitational 9 AA - 35.725 (2)
02/12/2016 Blaine Wilson Sportsfest 9 AA - 35.075 (3)
01/08/2016 National Judges Cup Championships 9 AA - 33.850
12/11/2015 Cowtown Classic 8 AA - 36.225 (2)
11/21/2015 Andrea Bailes Invitational 8 AA - 36.425 (1)
04/24/2015 Region 5 Championships 8 AA - 36.300
03/06/2015 Arnold Gymnastics Challenge 8 AA - 36.000 (5)
02/27/2015 Gasparilla Classic 8 AA - 35.550 (4)
02/21/2015 Y-City Invitational 8 AA - 36.175 (3)
02/06/2015 Frozen In February 7 AA - 36.200 (6)
01/24/2015 Tops Super Challenge 7 AA - 36.625 (3)
01/16/2015 Capitol City Classic 7 11 & Under AA - 37.275 (2)
12/13/2014 Cowtown Classic 7 AA - 36.725 (4)
10/17/2014 Halloween Spooktacular 5 AA - 36.075 (1)
03/15/2014 Follow Your Dreams 4 AA - 38.100 (1)
02/22/2014 Y City Invitational 4 AA - 38.475 (1)
02/13/2014 Buckeye Classic 4 AA - 36.575 (3)
01/25/2014 Super Challenge 4 AA - 36.900 (2)
11/16/2013 Andrea Bailes Invitational 4 AA - 35.500 (1)
04/26/2013 Ohio State Championships 4 AA - 37.550 (2)

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