Trista Goodman got her start in a mommy in me class at the age of four and got her start in “real” gymnastics at 4 and a half. At the age of 5, Trista was put into a “super stars” TOPs Program, and began testing at the age of six. Trista began competing level 4 in 2010 at the age of six, and in the spring of 2011 she competed level 5 where she went on to place third all around at the Nevada State Championships. In 2011, Trista began training at Salcianu Elite and just missed making the B Team. Trista competed level 7 during the 2012 season and went on to place third all around at the Nevada State Meet. During the summer of 2012, Trista participated in TOPs Testing and made the TOPs National A Team.

Trista and her family moved to Utah after the 2012 season, and Trista began training with Olympus Gymnastics. As a nine-year-old level 8, Trista won the all around at the first two meets of the season. At the 2013 Utah State Championships, Trista placed second on bars and in the all around; she also qualified to the Region 1 Championships where she won the bars title. The same year, Trista was invited to Developmental Camp. In 2014, Trista competed level 9 and went on to place third all around at the Utah State Championships. After state, Trista and her family moved back to Nevada where she began training with Salcianu Elite again. In her short time back at Salcianu, Trista qualified for Hopes and competed at the Secret US Challenge in the Hopes 10-11 division. At the Secret Challenge, Trista placed fifth on beam.

Trista took some time off of competing, but came back in 2017 to try and qualify elite. Unfortunately, Trista missed qualifying, but came back better and stronger in 2018. Trista began her 2018 season at the Palm Springs Cup Elite Compulsory Qualifier where she earned her compulsory score for junior elite. Trista also competed her first level 10 meet at the Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational and game home with gold medals on vault, bars, and in the all around. Trista earned her junior elite optional score at the KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier where she scored a 51.550 in the all around which qualified her junior elite and to the 2018 US Classic. Just a week after qualifying elite, Trista competed at the Nevada State Championships and finished third all around. In order to focus on elite, Trista did not compete at regionals, even though she qualified. At the beginning of July, Trista competed in the American Classic in Salt Lake City, UT. Trista hit 4 for 4 events and had a solid meet. Three weeks later, Trista concluded her season at the GK U.S. Classic where she had another solid meet.

Currently, Trista trains 40-45 hours per week under coaches Tammy and Sorin Salcianu. In the future, Trista hopes to earn a spot on the 2024 Olympic Team and earn a full ride scholarship to a division 1 school for gymnastics.

2018 Nevada State Championships Level 10 beam silver medalist; bars & AA bronze medalist
2018 KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier Junior Elite bars, beam & AA champion; vault & floor silver medalist
2018 GK U.S. Classic Jr. Elite Qualifier
2014 Utah State Championships Level 9 floor silver medalist; bars & AA bronze medalist
2014 US Challenge Hopes 10-11 Qualifier
2014 Developmental Team Member
2013 Utah State Championships vault, bars & AA silver medalist; beam bronze medalist
2013 Region 1 Championships Level 8 bars champion
2013 Developmental Team Member
2012 TOPs National A Team Member
2012 Nevada State Championships Level 7 bars, floor & AA bronze medalist
2011 Nevada State Championships Level 5 floor silver medalist; bars & AA bronze medalist
GK U.S. Classic Jr. Elite Qualifier
Nevada State Championships Level 10 beam silver medalist; bars & AA bronze medalist
KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier Junior Elite bars, beam & AA champion; vault & floor silver medalist
Developmental Team Member
US Challenge Hopes 10-11 Qualifier
Utah State Championships Level 9 floor silver medalist; bars & AA bronze medalist
Developmental Team Member
Region 1 Championships Level 8 bars champion
Utah State Championships vault, bars & AA silver medalist; beam bronze medalist
TOPs National A Team Member
Nevada State Championships Level 7 bars, floor & AA bronze medalist
Nevada State Championships Level 5 floor silver medalist; bars & AA bronze medalist

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Jaeger

Favorite Gymnast: Simone Biles

Favorite Meet: KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier

Favorite Quote:
"If it's meant to be, it will be."

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