Piper Slocum got her start in gymnastics at the age of four in a mommy and me class. Piper loved the class right away and quickly progressed once she was older. In the fall of 2013, Piper began competing level 3 with Sonshine Gymnastics and went on to finish fourth on beam and floor at the North Carolina State Championships. The next season, Piper competed level 4 and finished as the North Carolina beam state champion.
After competing level 5 during the fall 2015 season, Piper began her optional career in January 2016 as a level 6. At her first meet, the Sand Dollar Invitational, Piper won the beam title with a huge 9.800. After taking third all around at the Everest Classic, Piper competed level 7 during the rest of the season and qualified to the Region 8 Championships. Here, Piper took third on beam and sixth all around.
Following her 2016 level 7 season, Piper and her family moved to Texas and Piper began training at AIM Athletics. Piper competed level 8 in 2017 and opened up her season at the Metroplex Challenge where she won the vault title and took home silver medals on floor and in the all around. Piper had a fantastic level 8 season and finished second on floor and third on vault and in the all around at the Texas State Championships. From state, Piper moved on to the Region 3 Championships where she came home with gold medals on beam and in the all around as well as a silver on floor.
Piper began her 2018 season at the Chow's Challenge where she earned her Hopes 12-13 compulsory score and competed her first level 9 meet where she won the beam title and finished second all around. Piper continued to progress throughout the season and earned first place on beam and all around at the Texas State Championships. Piper then moved on to the Region 3 Championships where she had her best meet of the season, winning the vault, floor, and all around titles for a huge 38.750. Piper qualified to the Western Championships where she had another great meet and won the vault and all around titles.
After a stellar level 9 season, Piper began her 2019 level 10 season at the Kurt Thomas Invitational where she placed third on vault, beam, and in the all around. At her next meet, the Chow's Challenge, Piper unfortunately injured her foot on vault. However, Piper came back strong and was able to petition to the Region 3 Championships. At regionals, Piper finished in the top 10 on bars and beam and showed an immense amount of determination coming back just ten weeks later after her injury.
Piper kicked off her 2020 season at the Alamo Classic where she had a fantastic meet winning the vault, bars, beam, and all around titles. Two weeks later, Piper competed at the Metroplex National Elite Qualifier where she earned her junior elite compulsory score. Piper also competed in the optional session and just missed on getting her qualifying score, but she finished second on beam and floor. Piper was able to compete three more meets before her season was cut short due to COVID-19. Piper won each level 10 meet she competed in during the 2020 season. Due to the remainder of the 2020 season being canceled, USAG allowed for all Hopes and Elite Qualifiers to retain their qualifying score for the 2021 season. With this, Piper will keep her junior elite compulsory score for the 2021 season.
Following her 2020 season, Piper began training at Discover Gymnastics. Piper began her 2021 season as a level 10 at the Biles Invitational where she won the bars title and came in third all around. Two weeks later at the WOGA Classic, Piper won the vault, bars, floor, and all around titles, and earned a spot at the Nastia Liukin Cup. At the end of February, Piper traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the Nastia Liukin Cup where she had a solid performance competing amongst the best level 10s in the nation.
Currently, Piper trains 32 hours per week under coach Juan Corza at Discover Gymnastics in Houston, Texas. Piper's goal is to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.
2021 Nastia Liukin Cup Qualifier
2021 Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
2020 Texas State Championships Level 10 Qualifier (canceled due to COVID-19)
2020 Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
2019 Region 3 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2018 Western Championships Level 9 vault & AA champion; beam & floor medalist
2018 Texas State Championships Level 9 beam & AA champion, vault silver medalist & floor bronze medalist
2018 Region 3 Championships Level 9 vault, floor & AA champion, beam silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
2018 Hopes 12-13 Compulsory Qualifier
2018 Developmental Team Member
2018 America's Top 100: Level 9 Vault, Beam, Floor & AA
2017 Texas State Championships Level 8 floor silver medalist; vault & AA bronze medalist
2017 Region 3 Championships Level 8 beam & AA champion; floor silver medalist
2017 America's Top 100: Level 8 Beam, Floor & AA
2016 Region 8 Championships Level 7 beam bronze medalist
2016 America's Top 100: Level 6 Beam
2015 North Carolina State Championships Level 5 Qualifier
2014 North Carolina State Championships Level 4 beam champion
2013 North Carolina State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
2012 North Carolina State Championships Level 3 vault silver medalist
Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
Nastia Liukin Cup Qualifier
Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
Texas State Championships Level 10 Qualifier (canceled due to COVID-19)
Region 3 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 9 Vault, Beam, Floor & AA
Developmental Team Member
Hopes 12-13 Compulsory Qualifier
Western Championships Level 9 vault & AA champion; beam & floor medalist
Region 3 Championships Level 9 vault, floor & AA champion, beam silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
Texas State Championships Level 9 beam & AA champion, vault silver medalist & floor bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 8 Beam, Floor & AA
Region 3 Championships Level 8 beam & AA champion; floor silver medalist
Texas State Championships Level 8 floor silver medalist; vault & AA bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 6 Beam
Region 8 Championships Level 7 beam bronze medalist
North Carolina State Championships Level 5 Qualifier
North Carolina State Championships Level 4 beam champion
North Carolina State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
North Carolina State Championships Level 3 vault silver medalist
Favorite Event: Bars
Favorite Skill: Front Aerial (beam)
Favorite Gymnast: Margzetta Frazier
Favorite Meet: Excalibur Classic
Favorite Quote: "It's impossible to know your true potential if you're not willing to risk pushing too far from time to time." - Tommy Rivs
|04/13/2019||Region 3 Championships||10||AA - 36.375|
|01/11/2019||Kurt Thomas Invitational||10||Floor - 9.025 (6)|
|04/12/2018||Region 3 Championships||9||Vault - 9.850 (1)||Bars - 9.600 (3)||Beam - 9.575 (2)||Floor - 9.725 (1)|
|03/17/2018||Texas State Championships||9||Vault - 9.600 (2T)||Bars - 9.450 (4)|