|Name Alexandra "Alex" Gillette |
|Birthday April 25, 2004|
|Hometown Austin, Texas|
|Parents Craig and Stephanie Gillette ||Hobbies Hiking and photography
||School St. Theresa’s School
||Grade 8th (2017-2018), Class of 2022 |
Alexandra "Alex" Gillette was born on April 25, 2004 in Houston, TX to Craig and Stephanie Gillette. She has a Labradoodle named Nola and a Brittany Spaniel named Stella. Currently, Alex is in eighth grade at St. Theresa’s Catholic School in Austin, Texas and she will graduate in 2022. When Alex has time outside of gymnastics, she enjoys hiking and photography. She is a member of National Charity League and is involved in Youth Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Alex started taking gymnastics at the age of three at Little Gym classes and loved the gymnastics more than the games and songs. She started her competitive gymnastics career in Shreveport, LA. In 2012, Alex and her family relocated to Austin, TX where Alex started training at Capital Gymnastics in Austin, TX and has been there ever since. Alex qualified to the Level 4 South Texas State Championships in 2012 and 2013. As a level 5 gymnast in 2014, Alex placed sixth in the all-around and fourth on vault at the State Championships.
In 2015, Alex skipped level 6 and quickly moved up to level 7. At the State Championships, she placed in the top ten on vault with a 9.575. In 2016 as a level 8 gymnast, Alex finished in the top ten in the all-around with a 37.325 and sixth on balance beam scoring a 9.500 at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she placed sixth in the all-around with a 37.275 and fifth on balance beam.
As a level 9 gymnast in 2017, Alex finished fourth on balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships, finishing seventh on vault with a 9.475.
Alex trains 27.5 hours per week at Capital Gymnastics in Austin, TX under coaches Barry Hyder and Pam Hyder. Alex's long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.