Isabella Valensisi got her start in gymnastics at the age of four after her mom caught her flipping around the living room. Isabella began taking recreational classes and instantly fell in love with the sport. Isabella began competing during the spring of 2015 as a level 2 with Mid Island Gymnastics. In her first year of competitive gymnastics, Isabella qualified to the New York Downstate Championships where she finished eighth on bars and floor.

As a level 3 during the 2015-2016 season, Isabella began her season at the Fall Fliptacular Meet and earned third all around. In May at the New York Downstate Championships, Isabella took fourth on vault and sixth on bars and beam. Isabella competed her last year of compulsories as a level 4 during the 2016-2017 season and concluded her season at The New York Downstate Championships where she had a solid competition.

Isabella began her optional career during the winter of 2017 as a level 6 and went on to the New York State Championships where she took fifth on floor. Following her 2017-2018 season, Isabella began training at Rock Hill Gymnastics in South Carolina. Isabella competed one meet of level 6 during the 2018-2019 season and then went on to compete level 7 the remainder of the season. Isabella improved her all round score throughout the season and went on to finish fourth on bars and tenth all around at the South Carolina State Championships.

Isabella competed a second year of level 7 during the 2019-2020 season and began her year at Crown of the Carolinas and finished in the top ten on vault, beam, floor, and in the all around. Isabella had her best meet of her season at the Ozone Invitational and earned a silver medal on vault and bronze on floor. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Isabella's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.

Currently, Isabella trains 20+ hours per week under coaches Chris and K at Rock Hill Gymnastics. Isabella's goal for the 2021 season is to beat her personal best score on floor of a 9.6. In the future, Isabella hopes to qualify international elite.

2020 South Carolina State Championships Level 7 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
2019 South Carolina State Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2018 New York State Championships Level 6 Qualifier
2017 New York Downstate Championships Level 4 Qualifier
2016 New York Downstate Championships Level 3 Qualifier
2015 New York Downstate Championships Level 2 Qualifier
South Carolina State Championships Level 7 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
South Carolina State Championships Level 7 Qualifier
New York State Championships Level 6 Qualifier
New York Downstate Championships Level 4 Qualifier
New York Downstate Championships Level 3 Qualifier
New York Downstate Championships Level 2 Qualifier

Favorite Event: Beam

Favorite Skill: Double Full

Favorite Gymnast: Maggie Nichols

Favorite Meet: Ozone Invitational

Favorite Quote:
“If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.” - Herschel Walker

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