Elizabeth’s sister was a competitive gymnast while Elizabeth was young, so it was no doubt that Elizabeth would begin gymnastics too. Elizabeth began gymnastics at the age of four, and began competing at the age of six as a level 4 with Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy. At her first meet, Elizabeth won the vault and beam titles, and took home silvers on bars, floor, and in the all around.
Following her level 4 season, Elizabeth began training at Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center (JPAC). Elizabeth competed level 5 during the 2012-2013 and went nearly undefeated during the season. Elizabeth skipped level 6 and began competing level 7 in December 2014. At her first meet, the Hoosier Cup, Elizabeth won the bars, beam, and all around titles. Elizabeth had a fantastic level 7 season and went on to win the vault, bars, and all around titles at the Indiana State Championships.
As a level 8 during the 2015-2016 season, Elizabeth placed in the top 3 in the all around at each meet. Elizabeth finished her level 8 season at the Region 5 Championships where she won all four events and in the all around.
Coming off of a fantastic level 8 season, Elizabeth competed just one meet of level 9 in 2017 and then went on to compete level 10 for the rest of the season. At Elizabeth’s first level 10 meet in which she competed all four events, Elizabeth scored a 38.175 in the all around and qualified to the Nastia Liukin Cup. Before competing at the Nastia Liukin Cup, Elizabeth competed at the Brestyan’s National Elite Qualifier where she qualified Hopes 12-13 and to the Hopes Classic. At the Nastia Liukin Cup, Elizabeth was the youngest competitor and had a solid competition. Just over two weeks after competing at the Nastia Liukin Cup, Elizabeth competed at the Indiana State Championships where she won the beam title as well as a silver on floor. Elizabeth moved on to the Region 5 Championships where she won the beam title, placed second on bars, and seventh all around, qualifying to the JO National Championships. As one of the youngest competitors at JO Nationals, Elizabeth placed third on beam, a great conclusion to her 2017 season.
Elizabeth kicked off her 2018 season at the Indiana State Championships, only competing bars, and was able to petition to regionals. At regionals, Elizabeth placed second on vault and fourth all around, qualifying to JO Nationals for the second year. Elizabeth had a solid showing at JO Nationals in a tough age division, and medaled on bars with a 9.500. Just two weeks after JO Nationals, Elizabeth competed at the Auburn National Elite Qualifier. Here, Elizabeth earned her Junior Elite qualification score, qualifying Junior International Elite and to the American and US Classic meets. On July 7, Elizabeth competed at the American Classic - her first real elite competition. Although Elizabeth didn't have her best meet, it was a great experience for her in preparation for the GK U.S. Classic at the end of the month. At the GK U.S. Classic, Elizabeth improved her all around score from the American Classic by nearly two points. Elizabeth concluded her solid season here at the U.S. Classic.
Currently, Elizabeth trains 24 hours per week under coaches Jaycie Phelps and Dave Marus at Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center in Indiana. In the future, Elizabeth’s goal is to earn a spot on the US National Team and earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.