Taya Tucker got her start in gymnastics at the age of five. Taya was taking dance classes with a tumbling portion and did very well and was also very flexible at a young age. Taya's parents decided to take her to a class at a local gym. She started in November and by January she was invited to join pre-team.
Taya participated in TOPs State Testing in the summer of 2019. From state testing, Taya made the TOPs National Diamond Team as one of the top seven year olds in the country. Taya began competing in September 2019 as a level 3. In September at the World Elite Cup, Taya won the beam title and came in third on bars. Taya had her best meet of her season at Club Champion's Wild West Showdown where she won the all around title and finished second on bars. Taya concluded her season at the SoCal State Championships with a fourth place finish on beam.
Following her 2019 season, Taya and her family relocated to Idaho and Taya began training at Mountain West Gymnastics. Taya began competing as a level 4 in December 2020. At her first meet, the Teddy Bear Classic, Taya won the beam title and came in third on floor and in the all around. In March at the Idaho State Championships, Taya won the beam title and took third on floor as well as fourth in the all around.
Taya began her 2021-2022 level 5 season at the Teddy Bear Classic. Here, Taya earned bronze medals on bars and beam. In March at the Under The Big Top Meet, Taya won the all around title. Three weeks later at the Idaho State Championships, Taya finished in the top ten on beam, floor, and in the all around.
Currently, Taya trains 16 hours per week under coach Jina Whipple at Mountain West Gymnastics. In the future, Taya hopes to compete as an optional, earn a college scholarship for gymnastics, and of course, have fun!