Ui Soma began gymnastics at the age of seven after being recommended by a friend’s mom who noticed her climbing trees and fences at the soccer field. Ui competed up until level 8 with Hawaiian Island Twisters (HITS) Gymnastics. With HITS, Ui took home the all around state titles in levels 3, 5, 7 and 8; and in 2014, Ui made the TOPs National B Team. In 2015, Ui began attending developmental camps at the National Team Training Center.

Ui began training with San Mateo Gymnastics in Belmont, CA in the Summer of 2016. At her first meet with San Mateo as a level 9, Ui won the bars, beam, and all around titles. At the 2017 NorCal Level 9 State Championships, Ui won the all around with a 38.575 and qualified to the Region 1 Championships. At Regionals, Ui placed fourth all around with a 38.025 and qualified to the Western National Championships. Ui had a fantastic meet at Westerns, winning the vault, bars, and all around titles.

While her level 9 season was over, the rest of Ui’s season was just beginning. A month after Level 9 Westerns, Ui set out to qualify Hopes at the Parkettes Elite Qualifier. At the qualifier, Ui won the bars, beam, floor, and all around titles. Ui scored a 49.550 in the all around, qualifying to the 2017 Hopes Classic in the 12-13 division. Ui competed at the Hopes Classic on July 7 and had a great meet placing sixth all around with a 50.500. This qualified Ui to the Hopes Championships. Ui closed her season at the Hopes Championships where she had a fantastic meet, winning the all around with a 51.200 as well as the beam title with a 13.350.

Before her level 10 season even began, Ui earned her junior elite optional score at Developmental Camp. Weeks later, Ui earned her compulsory score at the Palm Springs Cup. This is also where Ui had her first level 10 meet where she placed second on beam. Ui continued to improve throughout the season and placed third on floor at the NorCal State Championships. At the Region 1 Championships, Ui earned silver medals on bars and floor and placed sixth all around, qualifying to the JO National Championships. Ui had the best meet of her season at JO Nationals, winning the beam title and placing third all around.

One month after JO Nationals, Ui competed at the Auburn Elite Qualifier. Although Ui had already qualified junior elite, it was a great meet for her to gain experience and compete her elite routines. Ui had a fantastic meet here, winning the bars, beam, and all around titles. Six weeks later, Ui competed at the American Classic. Ui had another great meet here, tying for third on floor and placing fifth all around. Ui also earned her qualifying score for the U.S. Championships.

Currently, Ui trains 41 hours per week under coaches Armen Astoian and Oksana Bystroyva at San Mateo Gymnastics. In the future, Ui aims to go to the 2024 Olympics.

2018 U.S. Championships Jr. Qualifier
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 10 bars & floor silver medalist
2018 NorCal State Championships Level 10 floor bronze medalist
2018 JO National Championships beam champion & AA bronze medalist
2018 Developmental Team Member
2018 American Classic Jr. floor bronze medalist; AA medalist
2017 Region 1 Championships Level 9 bars silver medalist
2017 NorCal State Championships Level 9 AA champion; bars, beam & floor silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
2017 Level 9 Western Championships vault, bars & AA champion; floor silver medalist
2017 Hopes Championships 12-13 beam & AA champion, floor silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
2017 Developmental Team Member
2016 Region 2 Championships Level 8 bars champion & floor silver medalist
2016 Hawaii State Championships Level 8 AA champion
2016 Developmental Team Member
2015 Hawaii State Championships Level 7 AA champion
2015 Developmental Team Member
2014 TOPs National B Team Member
2014 Hawaii State Championships Level 5 AA Champion
2013 Hawaii State Championships Level 3 AA Champion
Developmental Team Member
U.S. Championships Jr. Qualifier
American Classic Jr. floor bronze medalist; AA medalist
JO National Championships beam champion & AA bronze medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 bars & floor silver medalist
NorCal State Championships Level 10 floor bronze medalist
Developmental Team Member
Hopes Championships 12-13 beam & AA champion, floor silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
Level 9 Western Championships vault, bars & AA champion; floor silver medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 9 bars silver medalist
NorCal State Championships Level 9 AA champion; bars, beam & floor silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
Developmental Team Member
Region 2 Championships Level 8 bars champion & floor silver medalist
Hawaii State Championships Level 8 AA champion
Developmental Team Member
Hawaii State Championships Level 7 AA champion
TOPs National B Team Member
Hawaii State Championships Level 5 AA Champion
Hawaii State Championships Level 3 AA Champion

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: All

Favorite Gymnast: Nastia Liukin

Favorite Meet: Gymnastics in Paradise

Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."

DateMeetLevelVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
05/24/2018Auburn National Elite QualifierJr. Elite Bars - 13.150 (1) Beam - 14.500 (1) Floor - 12.350 (2)
05/12/2018JO National Championships10 Vault - 9.550 (7T) Bars - 9.250 Beam - 9.675 (1) Floor - 9.450 (9T)
07/28/2017Hopes ChampionshipsHopes 12-13 Vault - 12.350 Bars - 12.650 (3) Beam - 13.350 (1) Floor - 12.850 (2)
05/26/2017Parkettes National Elite QualifierHopes 12-13 Vault - 12.150 Bars - 12.850 (1) Beam - 12.050 (1T) Floor - 12.500 (1)
04/28/2017Western Championships9 AA - 38.250 (1)
DateVaultBarsBeamFloorAll

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