Ella Murphy began gymnastics at the age of six, and two weeks later was invited to WOGA’s developmental team. Two weeks after that, Ella moved up to team and competed in her first level 3 meet four months later at the age of six. Ella’s first meet was the 2014 WOGA Classic where she placed third on bars and fifth all around.

Ella continued her level 3 season during the fall of 2014 where she went on to win the vault, bars, beam, and all around titles at the Texas North State Championships. Ella won the all around with a 38.975: the second highest all around score of the meet, out of 358 gymnasts. Following her level 3 season, Ella competed level 4 at the 2015 WOGA Classic where she placed second all around, and then competed level 5 for the remainder of the 2015 season. Ella concluded her level 5 season at the Texas State Championships where she placed sixth all around.

Ella’s optional “career” took off as a level 6 in January 2016 at the Texas Prime Meet. Ella started her level 6 meet off with a bang, winning the beam, floor, and all around titles. Ella continued to win first or second all around at every meet of the season, until she unfortunately got hurt after the Everest Classic and could not continue her season. Coming back from injury, Ella began her level 7 season at the Texas Prime Meet where she won the bars, beam, and all around titles. Ella continued to prosper throughout the season and went on to win the bars and beam titles, scoring a 9.825 and 9.900, respectively at the Texas State Championships. Ella also took home second all around at state with a huge 38.875. A month after state, Ella competed at the Region 3 Championships. Concluding her season at regionals, Ella won bars with a huge 9.900 and placed second all around with an amazing 38.625.

Ella began her 2018 level 8 season at the California Grand Invitational where she won the bars, floor, and all around titles. Throughout the season, Ella won the all around at all but one of her meets. At the Texas State Championships, Ella won the bars title with a 9.90, the floor title, and the all around with a 38.900. Ella went on to compete at the Region 3 Championships where she posted a 9.90 on both bars and beam for gold medals on both events. Ella also won the floor title with a 9.750, and the all around with a 38.900. After her level 8 season, Ella was invited to travel to the Netherlands with some of her WOGA teammates to compete at the IAG Gymnastics Competition. Unfortunately, Ella sustained an injury during training and was not able to compete.

In 2019, Ella competed level 9 and Hopes. Ella began her level 9 season at the Kurt Thomas Invitational where she won the floor and all around titles. One month later, Ella competed at the Biles National Elite Qualifier. Here, Ella earned her Hopes 12-13 score, qualifying to the Hopes Classic.

Currently, Ella trains 30 hours per week under coaches Adam Duncan and Sonia at WOGA Frisco. In the future, Ella’s goal is to become an elite gymnast, earn a spot on the US National Team, and receive a scholarship to a division 1 gymnastics school.

2018 Texas State Championships Level 8 bars, floor & AA champion; beam silver medalist
2018 Region 3 Championships Level 8 bars, beam, floor & AA champion
2018 America's Top 100: Level 8 Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor & AA
2017 Texas State Championships Level 7 bars & beam champion; AA bronze medalist
2017 Region 3 Championships Level 7 bars champion; beam & AA silver medalist
2017 America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars, Beam & AA
2015 Texas State Championships Level 5 qualifier
2014 Texas North State Championships Level 3 vault, bars, beam & AA champion; floor silver medalist
2014 America's Top 100: Level 3 AA
America's Top 100: Level 8 Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor & AA
Region 3 Championships Level 8 bars, beam, floor & AA champion
Texas State Championships Level 8 bars, floor & AA champion; beam silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars, Beam & AA
Region 3 Championships Level 7 bars champion; beam & AA silver medalist
Texas State Championships Level 7 bars & beam champion; AA bronze medalist
Texas State Championships Level 5 qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 3 AA
Texas North State Championships Level 3 vault, bars, beam & AA champion; floor silver medalist

Favorite Event: Bars & Beam

Favorite Skill: Stalder (bars)

Favorite Gymnast: Riley McCusker & Aly Raisman

Favorite Meet: WOGA Classic

Favorite Quote:
"Hard work never disappears."

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