Natalia Nazzal got her start in gymnastics at the of three as her mom needed Natalia to have an activity to channel all of her energy. Natalia was taken to a mommy and me class and loved it. Once she was old enough, Natalia was enrolled in recreational classes and was then invited to join the team program at All Around Gymnastics Academy in Florida. Natalia began competing in 2016 as a level 3. In her first season of competitive gymnastics, Natalia went on to finish second on bars and third on floor at the Florida State Championships.
Following her 2016 season, Natalia and her family moved to Maryland and Natalia began training at Unique Sports Academy. In December 2017, Natalia competed one meet of level 4 and competed level 5 for the rest of the spring 2018 season. As a level 5, Natalia finished fifth on beam at the Maryland State Championships.
After her level 5 season, Natalia moved to 1st Class Gymnastics and began competing level 7 in October 2018. Natalia competed level 7 through the late fall of 2018 into the spring of 2019. In March at the Maryland State Championships, Natalia finished fourth on vault and seventh all around.
Natalia kicked off her 2019-2020 level 8 season at the Holiday Invitational where she won the bars and all around titles. Natalia was able to compete six more meets before the remainder of the season was canceled due to COVID-19. She had her best scoring meet in February at Elebate the Stage where she earned a silver medal on vault and bronze in the all around.
Currently, Natalia trains 20 hours per week under coaches Shone Taglisferi, Debbie Dixon, and Kyla Battle at 1st Class Gymnastics. Natalia's goal for the 2021 season is to win the all around title at the Maryland State Championships, qualify to the Region 7 Championships, and qualify to the Hopes Classic. In the future, Natalia hopes to compete as an all around gymnast in college.
2020 Maryland State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (canceled due to COVID-19)
2019 Maryland State Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2018 Maryland State Championships Level 5 Qualifier
2016 Florida State Championships Level 3 bars silver medalist & floor bronze medalist
Maryland State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (canceled due to COVID-19)
Maryland State Championships Level 7 Qualifier
Maryland State Championships Level 5 Qualifier
Florida State Championships Level 3 bars silver medalist & floor bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Bars
Favorite Skill: Twisting Skills
Favorite Gymnast: Laurie Hernandez
Favorite Meet: Great Destinations, Circle of Stars & Hills MD Classic
Favorite Quote: "At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day." - Simone Biles