Sophia Butler was born on June 27, 2004, to Gail and James Butler. Sophia started gymnastics in pre-school after her parents caught her trying to flip off the couch. Sophia began competing with Discover Gymnastics as a level 4 (old level 4) in 2010 at six years old. Sophia finished her level 4 season as the Texas South State Champion on vault, bars, floor, and in the all around. In 2012, Sophia competed just one meet of level 5 in the spring, and competed level 6 in the fall. Sophia had a great level 6 season, and finished her season off at the Texas Level 6 State Championships.
Sophia began her optional “career” as a level 7 at the 2013 Metroplex Challenge where she won the bars title and placed second on floor. Sophia finished the season strong, placing in the top 10 on beam and floor at the Level 7 State Championships. In 2014, Sophia competed level 8 and had a fantastic season, winning the bars and floor titles at the State Championships. Sophia went on to regionals, where she placed tenth all around.
Following her level 8 season, Sophia began to prepare for level 9 and hopes, she would compete both during the 2015 season. Throughout her level 9 season, Sophia continued to improve, and placed third all around at both state and regionals. Sophia also qualified hopes and placed fifth all around at the Western National Championships. After finishing her level 9 season, Sophia went on to compete at the Hopes Classic where she won the bars title and qualified to the Hopes Championships. At the Hopes Championships, Sophia had a great meet, placing third all around.
Sophia began competing level 10 in December of 2015 where she won all four events and the all around at her first meet. While competing level 10, Sophia also continued to train for hopes. Sophia completed her level 10 season at the Region 3 Championships where she placed fourth on beam. Sophia qualified Hopes for the second year in a row, and from the Hopes Classic, qualified to the Hopes Championships. At the Hopes Championships, Sophia won the floor title.
During the 2017 season, Sophia competed just one meet of level 10, and spent the rest of the season focusing on hopes. Sophia began her Hopes season at the Brestyan’s Las Vegas National Elite Qualifier, where she qualified for hopes and placed first all around out of 48 gymnasts. Sophia went on to have an amazing meet at the Hopes Classic, winning the beam, floor, and all around titles. At the Hopes Championships, Sophia won the vault and bars titles, and placed third all around.
Sophia began her 2018 season at the Chow's Challenge Elite Compulsory qualifier where she obtained the score needed for junior elite. Next, Sophia went to the City of Lights National Elite Qualifier where she won the all around with a 52.100 and qualified junior international elite. Sophia competed her first international elite meet during the elite session of the 2018 WOGA Classic. Here, Sophia placed second all around. On July 7, Sophia competed at the American Classic in Salt Lake City, UT. Although Sophia didn't achieve her U.S. Championships qualification score, it was a great meet for experience and preparation for the GK U.S. Classic for her. Three weeks later, Sophia competed at the GK U.S. Classic and has a solid meet. Here, she tied for third on floor and finished ninth all around and achieved her qualifying score for the U.S. Championships. Sophia concluded her 2018 season at her first U.S. Championships and had a fantastic meet finishing seventh on beam, sixth on floor, and eighth all around.
Currently, Sophia trains 32 hours per week under coaches Costela Mihauic and Juan Corso at Discover Gymnastics. In the future, Sophia’s goal is to be a member of the US National Team and compete internationally for Team USA. Sophia has already committed to the University of Florida where she will join their gymnastics team in the fall of 2022.
2018 WOGA Classic Jr. floor & AA silver medalist; vault & bars bronze medalist
2018 U.S. Championships Jr. beam, floor & AA medalist
2018 GK U.S. Classic Jr. floor bronze medalist
2018 Developmental Team Member
2017 Hopes Classic 12-13 bars, beam & AA champion, bars silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
2017 Hopes Championships 12-13 vault & bars champion; AA bronze medalist
2017 Developmental Team Member
2016 Texas State Championships Level 10 bars champion & AA bronze medalist
2016 Hopes Championships 12-13 floor champion
2015 Texas State Championships Level 9 floor & AA bronze medalist
2015 Region 3 Championships Level 9 bars silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
2015 Level 9 Western Championships Qualifier
2015 Hopes Classic 10-11 bars champion
2015 Hopes Championships 10-11 floor silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
2015 America's Top 100: Level 9 bars, floor & AA
2014 Texas State Championships Level 8 bars & floor champion, AA silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
2014 America's Top 100: Level 8 Beam, Floor & AA
2011 Texas South State Championships Level 4 vault, bars, floor & AA champion; beam bronze medalist
2011 America's Top 100: Level 4 Floor
Developmental Team Member
U.S. Championships Jr. beam, floor & AA medalist
GK U.S. Classic Jr. floor bronze medalist
WOGA Classic Jr. floor & AA silver medalist; vault & bars bronze medalist
Developmental Team Member
Hopes Championships 12-13 vault & bars champion; AA bronze medalist
Hopes Classic 12-13 bars, beam & AA champion, bars silver medalist & vault bronze medalist
Hopes Championships 12-13 floor champion
Texas State Championships Level 10 bars champion & AA bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 9 bars, floor & AA
Hopes Championships 10-11 floor silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
Hopes Classic 10-11 bars champion
Level 9 Western Championships Qualifier
Region 3 Championships Level 9 bars silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
Texas State Championships Level 9 floor & AA bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 8 Beam, Floor & AA
Texas State Championships Level 8 bars & floor champion, AA silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 4 Floor
Texas South State Championships Level 4 vault, bars, floor & AA champion; beam bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Floor
Favorite Skill: Double Layout
Favorite Gymnast: Shawn Johnson & Laurie Hernandez
Favorite Meet: Hopes Championships
Favorite Quote: "She believed she could, so she did."
|08/19/2018||U.S. Championships - Day 2||Jr. Elite||Vault - 13.400||Bars - 12.950||Beam - 13.550 (7)||Floor - 12.850 (6)|
|08/17/2018||U.S. Championships - Day 1||Jr. Elite||Vault - 13.350||Bars - 11.700||Beam - 13.400||Floor - 12.800|
|07/28/2018||GK U.S. Classic||Jr. Elite||Vault - 13.450||Bars - 13.350||Beam - 12.650||Floor - 13.050 (3T)|
|02/16/2018||WOGA Classic||Jr. Elite||Vault - 13.800 (3)||Bars - 13.350 (3)||Beam - 12.750||Floor - 13.500 (2)|
|07/07/2017||Hopes Classic||Hopes 12-13||Beam - 14.000 (1)|
|02/10/2017||Brestyan's Las Vegas National Elite Qualifier||Hopes 12-13||Beam - 12.600|
|12/09/2016||Texas Classic||10||Bars - 9.500 (1)||Floor - 9.500 (1)|
|04/18/2015||Region 3 Championships||9||Vault - 9.400 (6)|
|04/10/2015||Auburn National Elite Qualifier||Hopes 10-11||Bars||Beam|
|04/09/2015||Auburn Elite Compulsory Qualifier||Hopes Compulsory||Floor|
|03/15/2014||Texas State Championships||8||Floor - 9.800 (1)|
|01/31/2014||Houston National Invitational||8||Beam - 9.700 (1)|
|06/17/2015||Double Layout Dismount|