Danica Sedacca got her start in gymnastics at the age of two after hanging upside down on the ballet barre in her dance class and being told she should try gymnastics. Danica was signed up for gymnastics classes and took to the sport right away. By age five, Danica began competing as a level 2 with Platinum Gymnastics. Once Danica turned six she began competing level 3. At her first level 3 meet, Danica won the vault and bars titles and took second all around. Danica had a great first season of competitive gymnastics and went on to win the bars and floor titles as well as third all around at the SoCal North State Championships.
During the summer of 2018, Danica participated in TOPs Testing. From state testing, Danica made the TOPs National Diamond Team - the TOPs National Team comprised of the 50 best seven year olds who participated in TOPs Testing. During the fall of 2018, Danica competed level 4 and kicked off her season at the Out of this World Invitational where she swept all four events and the all around title. Danica went on to go undefeated in the all around as a level 4 and concluded her season at the SoCal State Championships where she brought home the bars and all around titles as well as a second place finish on vault. Three weeks after her level 4 season, Danica scored out of level 5.
During the summer of 2019, Danica participated in TOPs Testing for a second year in a row and from state testing qualified to TOPs National Testing. Prior to National Testing, Danica began training at Gymnastics Olympica. Danica finished her TOPs season as one of the top 100 eight year olds in the country.
Danica began her optional season as a level 7 in January 2020 at the L.A. Classic Invitational. Here, Danica won the bars, floor, and all around titles. Danica had her best meet of her season in February at the Long Beach Open where she won the bars title with a 9.725 and the all around with a 38.275. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Danica's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.
In 2021 Danica started her season as a level 8 at the Biles Invitational where she won gold on vault, bars, beam and AA with a 38.725. She then competed at the Brestyan's Invitational meet where she had an amazing meet winning gold on vault, bars, floor and AA. In April Danica competed at the Region 1 Championships where she won gold on bars and floor and had her best meet with a gold all around score of 38.925. In the summer she participated in TOPs state testing and qualified to TOPs National testing.
Currently, Danica trains 29 hours per week under coaches Arsen and Lara Minasyan at Gymnastics Olympica. Danica's goal for her 2021 season is to place in the all around at the Region 1 Championships. In the future, Danica hopes to make the US National Team, represent Team USA at the 2028 Olympics, and compete for UCLA Gymnastics.
2021 TOPs National Qualifier
2021 SoCal State Championships: gold beam medalist, silver bars medalist,silver AA medalist
2021 Region 1 Championships: gold bars medalist, bronze beam medalist, gold AA medalist
2021 Americas Top 100: Level 8 bars, floor, and All Around
2020 SoCal State Championships Level 7 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
2020 America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars
2019 TOPs National Testing Qualifier
2018 Undefeated in the AA - Level 4
2018 TOPs National Diamond Team Member
2018 SoCal State Championships Level 4 bars & AA champion; vault silver medalist
2018 America's Top 100: Level 4 Vault
2017 SoCal North State Championships Level 3 bars & floor champion; AA bronze medalist
TOPs National Qualifier
Americas Top 100: Level 8 bars, floor, and All Around
Region 1 Championships: gold bars medalist, bronze beam medalist, gold AA medalist
SoCal State Championships: gold beam medalist, silver bars medalist,silver AA medalist
America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars
SoCal State Championships Level 7 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
TOPs National Testing Qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 4 Vault
TOPs National Diamond Team Member
SoCal State Championships Level 4 bars & AA champion; vault silver medalist
Undefeated in the AA - Level 4
SoCal North State Championships Level 3 bars & floor champion; AA bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Floor
Favorite Skill: Giants
Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles
Favorite Meet: Excalibur Cup 2020
Favorite Quote: “Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made.”
|02/14/2020||Excalibur Cup||7||AA - 38.000 (1)|
|01/18/2020||L.A. Classic Invitational||7||AA - 37.800 (1)|
|10/10/2019||TOPs National Testing||TOPs||AA|
|07/28/2019||TOPs State Test #2||TOPs||AA|
|06/09/2019||TOPs State Test #1||TOPs||AA|
|11/16/2018||SoCal State Championships||4||Bars - 9.750 (1)|