Rhyley Pitts began gymnastics at the age of 4 after watching a gymnastics episode on Curious George and beginning to flip around the house. At the end of her first recreational season, Rhyley tried out for the pre-team at World Class Gymnastics.
In 2013, Rhyley began competing level 4. At the 2013 Illinois State Meet, Rhyley placed in the top 10 on vault, beam and floor. Rhyley repeated level 4 for the 2014 season and improved throughout the season and went on to place 3rd all around at the Illinois State Championships.
Rhyley skipped level 5 and began competing level 6 in the winter/spring of 2015. At her first meet of the season, Rhyley took home 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal. At the level 6 state championships, Rhyley won the beam and floor titles and took 4th all around. During the 2016 optional season, Rhyley competed one meet of level 7 where she won the all around. For the remainder of the season, Rhyley competed level 8 and went on to win the beam title at the Illinois State Championships. As a level 9 in 2017, Rhyley placed first on beam at the Region 5 Championships.
Rhyley began her 2018 level 10 season at the Tampa Bay Turners Invitational where she placed fifth on beam. At the Illinois State Championships, Rhyley placed fifth on beam and sixth all around. Rhyley went on to compete at the Region 5 Championships; she had a great meet earning the silver medal on beam and placing seventh all around, qualifying to represent Region 5 at the JO National Championships. Rhyley had the best meet of her season at JO Nationals and came home with the bronze medal on beam.
Currently, Rhyley trains 20 hours per week at World Class Gymnastics under coaches Patrick, Donna, and Laura.
2018 Region 5 Championships Level 10 beam silver medalist
2018 JO National Championships beam bronze medalist
2017 Region 5 Championships Level 9 beam champion
2017 America's Top 100: Level 9 Beam
2016 Illinois State Championships Level 8 beam champion
2015 Illinois State Championships Level 6 beam & floor champion
2015 America's Top 100: Level 6 Floor
2014 Illinois State Championships Level 4 floor champion; beam & AA bronze medalist
JO National Championships beam bronze medalist
Region 5 Championships Level 10 beam silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 9 Beam
Region 5 Championships Level 9 beam champion
Illinois State Championships Level 8 beam champion
America's Top 100: Level 6 Floor
Illinois State Championships Level 6 beam & floor champion
Illinois State Championships Level 4 floor champion; beam & AA bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Beam
Favorite Skill: 2.5 Twist
Favorite Gymnast: Gabby Douglas
Favorite Meet: World Class Getaway
Favorite Quote: "Can't is nothing but can with God on your side."
|05/12/2018||JO National Championships||10||Beam - 9.575 (3T)||Floor - 9.300|
|04/12/2018||Region 5 Championships||10||Beam - 9.500 (2)||Floor - 9.425 (9T)|
|03/16/2018||Illinois State Championships||10||Floor - 9.325 (9)|
|01/06/2018||Meet Me in St. Louis||10||Beam|