Kaela Yee got her start in gymnastics at the age of five and began competing in September 2013 as a level 1 with Universal Gymnastics. As a level 1, Kaela won the beam and all around titles as the Florida State Championships. Kaela competed level 3 during the 2014 season went went on to place fourth all around at state. That same year, Kaela participated in TOPs Testing and made the TOPs National Diamond Team. During the summer of 2015, Kaela participated in her second year of TOPs and qualified to National Testing. From National Testing, Kaela made the TOPs National B Team. In November 2015, Kaela competed her first and last meet of level 5 where she won the beam and floor titles and took second all around.

Kaela’s optional career began as a level 7 in January 206 at the Yeessooo! Invite. Here, Kaela took second on beam and floor and third all around. Kaela continued to improve throughout the season and went on to place second on beam at the Florida State Championships. From state, Kaela qualified to the Region 8 Championships where she took home the bronze in the all around. During the summer of 2016, Kaela participated in her final year of TOPs Testing. Once again, Kaela qualified to National Testing. From National Testing, Kaela was invited to Developmental Invite Camp.

In 2018, Kaela competed one meet of level 9 and one meet of level 10. At her level 10 meet, Kaela placed fifth on beam and seventh all around. Kaela focused on Hopes for the rest of the season. At the Auburn National Elite Qualifier in May, Kaela earned her Hopes 10-11 compulsory score. One month later, Kaela competed at the Brestyan’s National Elite Qualifier and earned her Hopes 10-11 optional score, qualifying Hopes and qualifying to the Hopes Classic.

Currently, Kaela trains 26 hours per week under coaches Maria Gonzalez, Jeanne Barrera, and Billy Abrehu at Leyva Gymnastics Academy in Florida. In the future, Kaela hopes to earn a spot on the US National Team and receive a full ride scholarship to a university for gymnastics.

2018 Hopes Classic 10-11 bars medalist
2018 Hopes Championships 10-11 Qualifier
2016 Region 8 Championships Level 7 AA bronze medalist
2016 Florida State Championships Level 7 beam silver medalist
2016 Developmental Invite Camp Member
2015 TOPs National B Team Member
2014 TOPs National Diamond Team Member
2013 Florida State Championships Level 1 beam & AA champion; vault silver medalist
Hopes Championships 10-11 Qualifier
Hopes Classic 10-11 bars medalist
Developmental Invite Camp Member
Region 8 Championships Level 7 AA bronze medalist
Florida State Championships Level 7 beam silver medalist
TOPs National B Team Member
TOPs National Diamond Team Member
Florida State Championships Level 1 beam & AA champion; vault silver medalist

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Double Back

Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles

Favorite Meet: Brestyan's National Elite Qualifier

Favorite Quote:
"Never give up. Never surrender."

DateMeetLevelVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
02/05/2016Houston National Invitational7 Beam - 8.250
Floor - 9.050
DateVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
06/18/2016 Beam Skills Bars & Beam

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