Isla Gordon got her start in gymnastics at the age of just 18 months in mommy and me classes and took to it right away. At the age of nine, Isla began competing as a level 5 with Ohio Gymnastics Institute. Isla competed level 5 through the 2016-2017 season.
Isla began her optional career in December 2017 as a level 6. At her first level 6 meet, the Cowtown Classic, Isla took fifth place on beam. Isla improved her all around score throughout the season and went on to qualify to the Ohio State Championships where she had a solid competition. Following her 2017-2018 season, Isla began training at Youngstown Gymnastics Center. Isla competed a second year of level 6 during the 2018-2019 season and finished in the top 3 in the all around at all of her regular season meets. In March at the Ohio State Championships, Isla earned the bronze medal on bars.
Competing level 7 during the 2019-2020 season, Isla began her year at the Ron Ganim Legends Meet. Here, she won the vault title. Leading up to the Ohio State Championships, Isla competed at the Daytona Beach Open and the Mountaineer Classic Pink Invitational. At both of these meets, Isla won the bars and all around titles. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Isla's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.
Currently, Isla trains 20 hours per week under coaches Tani Blount and Stephanie Harker at Youngstown Gymnastics Institute. Isla's goal for her 2021 season is to make the America's Top 100 List on bars and floor. In the future, Isla hopes to compete as a collegiate athlete.
2020 Ohio State Championships Level 7 Qualifier (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
2020 America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars
2019 Ohio State Championships Level 6 bars bronze medalist
2018 Ohio State Championships Level 6 Qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars
Ohio State Championships Level 7 Qualifier (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
Ohio State Championships Level 6 bars bronze medalist
Ohio State Championships Level 6 Qualifier
Favorite Event: Floor
Favorite Skill: Giants
Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles
Favorite Meet: Battle of Champions
Favorite Quote: "Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back." - Alicia Sacramone