Hope Nelson

BEFORE UAA: Competed four years at Level 10 and was three-time L10 Region 7 Championships qualifier, competing for World Class Gymnastics ... placed 2nd on beam, 9th on floor and 10th all-around at 2017 regionals ... won bars (9.725), placed 2nd on beam (9.525) and was 3rd all-around at 2017 Virginia L10 State Championships, and swept beam and bars titles at both World Class and Greensboro invitationals ... qualified for JO Nationals as high school junior in 2016 ... placed 3rd on bars, 4th on beam and 5th all-around at 2016 regionals, and 4th on beam and 5th all-around at 2016 State meet ... L10 regional qualifier as sophomore in 2015 and Level 9 Eastern Nationals beam champion as freshman in 2014.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 7, 1998 in Rota, Spain … daughter of Tripp and Anna Nelson … has one younger brother, Ramsey … honors student in high school ... started gymnastics at age 5 ... is registered hot yoga teacher.

Height: 5'3"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
High School: Menchville HS
Club: World Class Gymnastics
Experience: High School