Gabriella Van Frayen began gymnastics at the age of five after wanting to learn how to do a cartwheel. Gabby quickly progressed and began competing in 2014 as a level 3 with Gym X-Treme. At the 2014 Ohio State Championships, Gabby finished in the top 10 on vault and floor.
Gabby competed level 4 in 2015 and participated in TOPs Testing during the summer of 2015 and made it to National Testing. In 2016, Gabby competed level 7 and participated in TOPs for a second summer. From TOPs National Testing, Gabby was invited to Developmental Invite Camp.
Gabby competed level 8 during the 2017 season and finished first all around and second on vault and bars at the Ohio State Championships. From state, Gabby qualified to the Region 5 Championships where she finished fourth on vault, bars, and beam, and fifth all around.
In 2018, Gabby competed level 9 and also had the goal to qualify Hopes. At the KPAC Cup, Gabby earned her Hopes 10-11 optional score and qualified to the Hopes Classic. One week later, Gabby competed at the Ohio State Championships and came home with the vault title and third on floor. Gabby had another great meet at the Region 5 Championships, taking second on floor and in the all around and earning a spot on the Region 5 team at the Eastern Championships. At Easterns, Gabby took home bronze medals on beam and in the all around. In July, Gabby competed at the Hopes Classic and finished in the top 10 on vault.
Gabby began her 2019 season as a level 10 at the Circle of Stars Invitational where she earned a bronze medal on vault. In February, Gabby competed at the Buckeye National Elite Qualifier where she earned her Hopes 12-13 score and qualified to the Hopes Classic for a second year.
Currently, Gabby trains 30 hours per week under coaches JoAnne, Ric, and Yulia at Gym X-Treme. Gabby's goal for this season is to qualify to JO Nationals and in the future hopes to earn a spot on the 2024 Olympic Team and then compete for the University of Georgia.
2019 Hopes Classic 12-13 Qualifier
2019 Developmental Team Member
2018 Region 5 Championships Level 9 floor & AA silver medalist; beam bronze medalist
2018 Ohio State Championships Level 9 vault champion & floor bronze medalist
2018 Hopes Classic 10-11 Qualifier
2018 Eastern Championships Level 9 beam & AA bronze medalist; vault & floor medalist
2018 Developmental Team Member
2018 America's Top 100: Level 9 Bars & AA
2017 Region 5 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2017 Ohio State Championships Level 8 AA champion; vault & bars silver medalist
2016 Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
2015 TOPs National Testing Qualifier
2015 Ohio State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
2014 Ohio State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
Developmental Team Member
Hopes Classic 12-13 Qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 9 Bars & AA
Developmental Team Member
Hopes Classic 10-11 Qualifier
Eastern Championships Level 9 beam & AA bronze medalist; vault & floor medalist
Region 5 Championships Level 9 floor & AA silver medalist; beam bronze medalist
Ohio State Championships Level 9 vault champion & floor bronze medalist
Region 5 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Ohio State Championships Level 8 AA champion; vault & bars silver medalist
Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
TOPs National Testing Qualifier
Ohio State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
Ohio State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
Favorite Event: Floor
Favorite Skill: Onodi
Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles
Favorite Meet: Elevate the Stage
Favorite Quote: "She believed she could, so she did."
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