Gabriella "Gabi" Hartley got her start in gymnastics at the age of four. As a young child, Gabi was climbing all over the house, so her mom decided to put her in a class. When Gabi was five, she was invited to join the team program as a level 2 with Brandy Johnson's Gymnastics. After competing one season of level 2, Gabi competed a season of level 3 and a season of level 4. At the Florida State Championships as a level 4, Gabi took home silver medals on beam, floor, and in the all around as well as a silver medal on vault.

Gabi competed her last year of compulsories in 2012 as a level 5 and began her optional career in 2013 as a level 7. Gabi had a great first optional season and finished second on bars and third on beam at the state championships. From state, Gabi qualified to the Region 8 Championships where she took tenth on beam. As a level 8 in 2014, Gabi began her season at the Presidential Classic where she finished third on beam and fourth all around. Gabi continued to improve throughout the season and went on to win the beam and all around titles at the Florida State Championships. One month later at regionals, Gabi won the beam title and finished fourth all around.

Gabi kicked off her 2015 level 9 season at the Texas Prime Meet where she all around title. Gabi continued to have a great level 9 season and won the Florida State bars title as well as second place finishes on floor and in the all around. At the Region 8 Championships, Gabi won the bars title and finished second all around, qualifying for the Eastern Championships. Gabi concluded her season at Easterns with a solid performance, taking home medals on floor and in the all around.

As a first year level 10, Gabi began her 2016 season at the Atlanta Crown Invitational and took third on bars and floor. Two months later at the Florida State Championships, Gabi finished fourth on floor and sixth all around and qualified to the Region 8 Championships. At regionals, Gabi had her best meet of her season finishing fourth on bars and beam and fifth all around, qualifying to the JO National Championships. Gabi had another great meet at JO Nationals and came home with a medal on floor.

Coming off a solid first level 10 season, Gabi had another great season in 2017, winning the Florida state bars title and taking third all around. At regionals, Gabi finished third on bars and advanced to the JO National Championships for a second year where she closed her season.

Following her 2017 season, Gabi began training at Gymnastics USA Longwood. She opened up her season at the Lady Luck Invitational where she finished fourth on beam and in the all around. For another year, Gabi qualified to the Florida State Championships, and then regionals, and then nationals. Gabi began her 2019 season with ACE Gymnastics at the Tampa Bay Turners Invitational and finished sixth on bars. At the Florida State Championships in March, Gabi took fifth on beam and sixth all around and advanced to the Region 8 Championships where she closed out her season.

Currently, Gabi trains 27 hours per week under coaches Ray Gnat & Mikara Steinberg at ACE Gymnastics. Gabi's goal for the future is to earn a college scholarship to a Division 1 school for gymnastics.

2019 Region 8 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2019 Florida State Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2018 JO National Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2017 Region 8 Championships Level 10 bars bronze medalist
2017 JO National Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2017 Florida State Championships Level 10 bars champion, beam silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
2016 JO National Championships Level 10 floor medalist
2015 Region 8 Championships Level 9 bars champion & AA silver medalist
2015 Florida State Championships Level 9 bars champion; floor & AA silver medalist
2015 Eastern Championships Level 9 floor & AA medalist
2014 Region 8 Championships Level 8 beam & AA champion; vault, bars & floor silver medalist
2013 Region 8 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2013 Florida State Championships Level 7 bars silver medalist & beam bronze medalist
2011 Florida State Championships Level 4 beam, floor & AA silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
2010 Florida State Championships Level 3 floor champion & AA silver medalist
Region 8 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
Florida State Championships Level 10 Qualifier
JO National Championships Level 10 Qualifier
JO National Championships Level 10 Qualifier
Region 8 Championships Level 10 bars bronze medalist
Florida State Championships Level 10 bars champion, beam silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
JO National Championships Level 10 floor medalist
Eastern Championships Level 9 floor & AA medalist
Region 8 Championships Level 9 bars champion & AA silver medalist
Florida State Championships Level 9 bars champion; floor & AA silver medalist
Region 8 Championships Level 8 beam & AA champion; vault, bars & floor silver medalist
Region 8 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
Florida State Championships Level 7 bars silver medalist & beam bronze medalist
Florida State Championships Level 4 beam, floor & AA silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
Florida State Championships Level 3 floor champion & AA silver medalist

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Full-In Dismount (bars)

Favorite Gymnast: Shawn Johnson

Favorite Meet: Lady Luck Invitational

Favorite Quote:
"You don't always get what you wish for, you get what you work for."

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