Holly Allen was born on March 20, 2005, to Becky and Paul Allen. Holly got her start in gymnastics at 18 months old in a mommy and me class. Holly took to gymnastics quickly and moved up through the levels as she got older and progressed.

Holly began competing in September 2012 as a level 4 with Elite Gymnastics Academy of San Diego. At her first meet, the Judges Cup South, Holly won the floor title and finished third all around. Holly finished her 2012 season at the SoCal South State Championships where she placed in the top 15 on vault and beam. Due to the USAG skill/level change, Holly competed a second year of level 4 in 2013. Holly had a solid season, finishing sixth on vault and all around at the SoCal South Sectional Championships and finished her season at the SoCal South State Championships.

Holly competed her last season of compulsories as a level 5 in 2014. Holly completed her level 5 season at the SoCal South State Championships where she finished ninth on vault and tenth all around.

Holly’s optional career began in January 2015 as a level six at the OC Classic. Here, Holly won the floor title and placed second all around. Holly had a great season and went on to earn a silver medal on beam and bronze medals on floor and in the all around at the SoCal State Championships. In 2016 as a level 7, Holly made it to the Region 1 Championships where she had a fantastic meet and won the floor title with a 9.775 and took third all around.

In 2017, Holly competed level 8. Holly improved throughout the season and at the SoCal State Championships, she placed sixth on beam and seventh on floor, qualifying to the Region 1 Championships. Holly had another solid meet at Regionals and came home with a fourth place finish on floor. Holly competed a second year of level 8 in 2018. At the SoCal State Championships, Holly finished eighth on vault and qualified to regionals. At regionals, Holly earned a bronze medal on beam and finished in the top 10 in the all around.

Currently, Holly trains 16.5 hours per week under coaches Greg McCalester & Carrie Pohlman at Elite Gymnastics Academy of San Diego. Right now, Holly is preparing for her 2019 level 9 season where her goal is to qualify to the Western Championships. In the future, Holly hopes to compete at the collegiate level.

2018 Region 1 Championships Level 8 beam bronze medalist
2017 Region 1 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2016 Region 1 Championships Level 7 floor champion & AA bronze medalist
2015 SoCal State Championships Level 6 beam silver medalist; floor & AA bronze medalist
2014 SoCal South State Championships Level 5 Qualifier
2013 SoCal South State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
2012 SoCal South State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 8 beam bronze medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 7 floor champion & AA bronze medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 6 beam silver medalist; floor & AA bronze medalist
SoCal South State Championships Level 5 Qualifier
SoCal South State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
SoCal South State Championships Level 4 Qualifier

Favorite Event: Beam

Favorite Skill: Flic Lay

Favorite Gymnast: Riley McCusker

Favorite Meet: Sun Devil Classic

Favorite Quote:
"I would rather regret the risks that didn't work out then the chances I didn't take at all" - Simone Biles

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