She may be standing at just 4 feet 3 inches tall, but 13 year old Mya Witte packs a punch. Known for her beam skills, Witte earned a 15.000 for her beam routine at the Biles National Elite Qualifier. Witte earned her junior elite qualifying score in February at the Buckeye National Elite Qualifier where she won the all around as well as the beam and floor titles.

Previous to qualifying elite, Witte participated in the Hopes program in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Last year at the Hopes Classic, Witte won the beam and all around titles and then moved on to the Hopes Championships where she tied for the beam title.

Mya Witte’s split leap on beam at the 2018 Hopes Championships
Photo: John Cheng

As a child, Witte competed levels 4, 5, and 6 in one season and then competed level 7 as a 7 year old. When Witte was seven, world medalist and 2008 Olympic Alternate Jana Bieger began coaching at her gym, Genie’s. Bieger noticed something special in Witte and began training her for elite. In 2015, Witte began attending Developmental Camp and said, “[developmental camp] was very scary at first, but it was a huge turning point in my gymnastics. I learned that camp isn’t a place for people to judge you, but for people to help you.

Witte will be eligible for the 2024 Paris Olympics and will turn senior in 2021. This season, her goal is to qualify to the U.S. Championships and possibly make the National Team. In June, Witte will head to Sarasota, Florida to attend the Junior World Championship Trials where she will compete for a spot on the Junior World Championship team. This will definitely be a gymnast fans will get to know as an excellent beam worker, but will be one to watch on all four events.

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