Born in Richland, WA in January 2004, Tirzah started attending gymnastics classes with her daycare provider at age two because “she had too much energy” and was climbing the door frames. She started in toddler gymnastics at Garland’s Gymnastics Academy in Kennewick, WA and progressed with Coach Brett Garland and Coach Erin Piel to their pre-team class. When she was six, she transitioned to the TOPs program at Mid-Columbia Gymnastics with Coaches Todd Sawyer and Jeanine Ruby and began homeschooling through Seton Home Study School starting with kindergarten. She began competing in level five when she was seven. Tirzah qualified for TOPs National Testing and traveled to the Karolyi Ranch at ages 8, 9, 10 and attended TOPs development camp at the ranch at age 9.

As Tirzah moved up through J.O. levels 7, 8, and 9 she never lost sight of her dream to become an elite gymnast. With the help of Coach Angie Jefferson at All-American Gymnastics in Richland, WA, and at the advice of national coaching staff, in 2016 she attended a try-out at Salcianu Elite Gymnastics in Henderson, NV. Subsequently, she and her family moved to Nevada in September of 2016 to begin training with Tammy and Sorin Salcianu and their team in Henderson, NV.

In February 2019, she qualified junior elite compulsory at the Rocky Mountain Qualifier in Salt Lake City, UT. Tirzah competed the remainder of the season as a level 10 and at the Nevada State Championships, Tirzah brought home silver medals on bars and in the all around as well as a bronze on floor. From state, Tirzah moved on to the Region 1 Championships where she concluded her season with a strong performance.

Tirzah kicked off her 2019-2020 season at the Peppermint Twist Elite Compulsory Qualifier where she earned her senior elite compulsory score. Tirzah competed her first level 10 meet of the season at the California Grand Invitational and brought home bronze medals on bars and in the all around. Tirzah was able to compete four more meets in 2020 before the season was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19.

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, Tirzah had her senior elite compulsory score going into the 2021 season.

Currently Tirzah is training level 10/elite with coaches Tammy Salcianu, Trevor Rubino, and Tammy Biggs at Salcianu Elite Gymnastics. Tirzah's goal for the 2021 season is to qualify senior elite.

2021 Senior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
2020 Senior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
2020 Nevada State Championships Level 10 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
2020 America's Top 100: Level 10 Bars
2019 Region 1 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
2019 Nevada State Championships Level 10 bars & AA silver medalist; floor bronze medalist
2019 Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
2018 Western Championships Level 9 Qualifier
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
2018 Nevada State Championships Level 9 AA silver medalist; vault, bars & floor bronze medalist
2018 Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
2017 Nevada State Championships Level 9 Qualifier
2016 Western Championships Level 9 Qualifier
2016 Region 2 Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
2015 Washington State Championships Level 8 beam bronze medalist
2015 Region 2 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2014 Region 2 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2013 Washington State Championships Level 7 beam silver medalist
Senior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 10 Bars
Senior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
Nevada State Championships Level 10 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 10 Qualifier
Nevada State Championships Level 10 bars & AA silver medalist; floor bronze medalist
Junior Elite Compulsory Qualifier
Western Championships Level 9 Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
Nevada State Championships Level 9 AA silver medalist; vault, bars & floor bronze medalist
Nevada State Championships Level 9 Qualifier
Western Championships Level 9 Qualifier
Region 2 Championships Level 9 beam bronze medalist
Region 2 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Washington State Championships Level 8 beam bronze medalist
Region 2 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Washington State Championships Level 7 beam silver medalist

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Jaeger

Favorite Gymnast: Gabby Douglas

Favorite Meet: Western Championships

Favorite Quote:
"Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious."

Date Meet Level Vault Bars Beam Floor All
02/06/2020 Brestyan's Las Vegas Invitational 10 AA - 37.225 (4)
12/06/2019 Peppermint Twist Elite Compulsory Qualifier Elite Compulsory AA - 35.150
03/15/2019 Nevada State Championships 10 AA - 37.775 (2)
01/25/2019 Great Destinations 10 AA - 36.650 (1)
01/04/2019 Rocky Mountain Elite Compulsory Qualifier Elite Compulsory AA - 35.500 (4)
12/07/2018 Myrtle Beach Elite Compulsory Qualifier Elite Compulsory AA - 34.325 (5)
05/04/2018 Western Championships 9 AA - 36.075
04/13/2018 Region 1 Championships 9 AA - 37.125 (6)
01/26/2018 Dare To Dream 9 Beam - 9.250 (1)
01/20/2018 Bratayley Great Destinations 9 Beam - 9.450 (1) Floor - 9.225 (1)
02/10/2017 Brestyan's Las Vegas Elite Compulsory Qualifier Hopes Compulsory AA - 23.375
02/09/2017 Brestyan's Las Vegas Invitational 8 AA - 36.475 (1T)
01/13/2017 Lady Luck Invitational 8 AA - 36.450 (4)
Date Vault Bars Beam Floor All

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