Sofia Minet Brienza began gymnastics at the age of five in classes at Zenith Gymnastics. Shortly after turning six, Sofia was invited to join the competitive team at Southeastern Gymnastics Academy. Sofia began competing in fall 2014 as a level 2 and had a great first season of competitive gymnastics as she finished third on floor at the North Carolina State Championships.
During the 2016 season, Sofia competed level 4 and opened up her season at the Shooting Stars Invitational where she won the bars and floor titles as well as a silver in the all around. Sofia finished her level 4 season at the North Carolina State Championships where she won the beam title and finished second on bars.
Sofia began her last season of compulsories in fall 2017 as a level 5. Sofia had a great opening to her season at the Stinger Challenge where she came home with gold medals on bars, beam, and in the all around. Sofia closed her fantastic level 5 season at state where she won the beam title.
Sofia began her optional career in February 2018 as a level 6 at the Greensboro Invite where she won the bars title and came in second all around. Sofia improved at each meet throughout the season and finished as the North Carolina State vault, beam, and all around champion. Sofia also advanced to the Region 8 Championships as a member of the North Carolina State Team where she had her best performance of her season and won the bars title and finished fourth all around with a 38.425.
Sofia began her 2019 level 7 season at The Gala where she had a fantastic competition, winning the bars, beam, floor, and all around titles.
Currently, Sofia trains at Southeastern Gymnastics under coaches Tunde Pentek-Johnson, Brandon Johnson, and Sofia Managadaze.