As a young child, Jolyn was always bouncing off the walls and turned her grandmother’s house into her own personal gymnasium. She would jump off coffee tables, use the back of the couches asa beam, and constantly flip all over the place. Jolyn’s grandmother encouraged Jolyn’s parents to put her in gymnastics, so at the age of four, Jolyn took her first gymnastics class and loved it!
Jolyn began competing at the age of six as a level 3 with Scats Diamond Elite Gymnastics. In her first year of competitive gymnastics, Jolyn finished fourth on bars, floor, and in the all around at the SoCal South State Championships. As a level 4 in 2015, Jolyn won the vault and all around titles at south state, and took home silvers on bars and beam. During the summer of 2016, Jolyn participated in TOPs Testing and went on to make the TOPs National A Team. Jolyn competed her final season of compulsories as a level 5 during the fall 2016 season. At her first meet of the season, Jolyn won the vault, floor, and all around titles. Jolyn finished her season at East Sectionals where she won the beam and all around titles and placed second on vault and floor.
Jolyn’s optional career began in January 2017 as a level 6. At her first meet of the season, the Lady Luck Invitational, Jolyn won the vault, beam, floor, and all around titles. Throughout the season, Jolyn placed in the top two in the all around, and at the SoCal State Championships, she won the all around title in addition to silvers on bars, beam, and floor, and a bronze on vault. Jolyn’s amazing performance at state helped Sokol Elite to take home the state championship team trophy. During the summer of 2017, Jolyn participated in TOPs Testing once again. At National Testing, Jolyn impressed national staff and was directly invited to Developmental Invite Camp.
As a level 7 during the 2018 season, Jolyn began her season as a member of the SoCal State Team at the National Judges Cup Championships. Jolyn tied for the floor title and helped team SoCal win the team title! Jolyn went on to the SoCal State Championships where she won the bars and beam titles and placed second on floor and in the all around. From state, Jolyn qualified to the Region 1 Championships as a part of the SoCal State Team. Jolyn had a fantastic performance at regionals and placed third on floor with a 9.800 and seventh all around with a 38.500.
Jolyn began her 2019 season at the Palm Springs Elite Compulsory Qualifier where she earned her Hopes 10-11 compulsory score. In March, Jolyn competed at the KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier where she earned her Hopes 10-11 optional score, qualifying Hopes and to the Hopes Classic. One week later, Jolyn competed at the SoCal State Championships as a level 9 and came home with a gold medal on floor and bronze on beam. Although she qualified, Jolyn did not compete at the Region 1 Championships in order to focus on preparing for the Hopes Classic. At the Hopes Classic in June, Jolyn had a solid competition, finishing seventh on floor and qualifying to the Hopes Championships. One month later at the Hopes Championships, Jolyn had a fantastic competition and came home with a silver medal on beam and medal on bars.
Currently, Jolyn trains 25-27 hours per week under coaches Vladimir Ivanov and Tatiana Lonskaya at Sokol Elite Gymnastics in California. In the future, Jolyn hopes to represent Team USA at the Olympics.
2019 SoCal State Championships Level 9 floor champion & beam bronze medalist
2019 Hopes Championships 10-11 beam silver medalist; bars medalist
2018 SoCal State Championships bars & beam champion; floor & AA silver medalist
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 7 floor bronze medalist
2018 National Judges Cup Championships SoCal State Team Member
2018 National Judges Cup Championship floor champion
2018 Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
2018 America's Top 100: Level 7 Beam
2017 SoCal State Championships Level 6 AA champion; bars, beam & floor silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
2017 Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
2017 America's Top 100: Level 6 Beam & AA
2016 TOPs National A Team Member
2015 SoCal South State Championships Level 4 vault & AA champion; bars & beam silver medalist; floor bronze medalist
2014 SoCal South State Championships Level 3 qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 7 Beam
Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
Region 1 Championships Level 7 floor bronze medalist
SoCal State Championships bars & beam champion; floor & AA silver medalist
National Judges Cup Championship floor champion
National Judges Cup Championships SoCal State Team Member
America's Top 100: Level 6 Beam & AA
Developmental Invite Camp Team Member
SoCal State Championships Level 6 AA champion; bars, beam & floor silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
TOPs National A Team Member
SoCal South State Championships Level 4 vault & AA champion; bars & beam silver medalist; floor bronze medalist
SoCal South State Championships Level 3 qualifier
Hopes Championships 10-11 beam silver medalist; bars medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 9 floor champion & beam bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Bars & Beam
Favorite Skill: Back Handspring Swingdown
Favorite Gymnast: Nastia Liukin
Favorite Meet: State & Regionals
Favorite Quote: “Heart is what separates the good from the great.” - Michael Jordan
|07/19/2019||Hopes Championships||Hopes 10-11||Vault - 11.700||Bars - 11.500 (4)||Beam - 12.750 (2)||Floor - 11.950|
|01/18/2019||Palm Springs Cup Elite Compulsory Qualifier||Hopes Compulsory||Beam - 9.600 (2)||Floor - 9.125 (1)|
|04/20/2018||Region 1 Championships||7||Floor - 9.800 (3T)|
|03/16/2018||SoCal State Championships||7||Bars - 9.675 (1)||Beam - 9.875 (1)||Floor - 9.675 (2)|
|02/07/2018||Brestyan's Las Vegas Invitational||7||Bars - 9.725 (1T)||Beam - 9.700 (2)||Floor - 9.625 (2)|
|01/19/2018||SCEGA California Classic||7||Bars - 9.750 (2)||Floor - 9.775 (3)|