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Chelsea Rose Grimison was born on February 24, 1996 in Orlando, Florida to Patrick and Myra Grimison. She has an older brother, Brandon. Currently, Chelsea is in 12th grade at Timber Creek High School, graduating in the spring of 2014.

Gymnastics started off as something that Chelsea was not very familiar with at first. It was something new and different that she was excited to try. When Chelsea's natural gymnastic's talent quickly started to take shape, she was able to experience the thrill of competition. Gymnastics gives her a sense of pride, because she knows that not everyone out there can do the things gymnasts do every day. Gymnastics gives Chelsea a sense of purpose in her life, and that is why Chelsea puts in the effort and hours for the sport she loves, gymnastics.

Chelsea started her gymnastics career at Gyminators Gymnastics in Jacksonville, Florida where she trained under coach Paula Falls. She trained at Orlando Metro Gymnastics when she was competing level 4-5. After her level five season, she moved to Chelle Stack’s Gymnastics in Winter Park, Florida. She trained under coach Chelle Stack, a member of the 1988 USA Olympic Team. Chelsea trained with Chelle Stack for almost six years, 2006-2011. Currently, Chelsea is training at Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics of Clermont, Florida.

As a level 7 gymnast in 2007, Chelsea won the all-around title at the New York Invitational, Judges Cup, Junior Orange Bowl, Magical Classic and Leprechaun Classic. At the Level 7 State Championships, she placed third in the all-around and second on balance beam.

Chelsea moved up to level 8 for the 2008 season. She finished third in the all-around at the Cancun Classic in Mexico and second in the all-around at the Princess Classic. She placed first in the all-around at the Junior Orange Bowl, Universal Invitational and Leprechaun Classic. At the Level 8 State Championships, she finished first on balance beam and second in the all-around, qualifying to the Region 8 Championships. She competed on the Florida Team where she placed fifth on balance beam with a 9.450 and 11th in the all-around scoring a 37.300.

In 2009, Chelsea placed third on balance beam at the Judges Cup and third on uneven bars at the Daytona Beach Open. At the Level 9 State Championships, she finished fourth on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around. She finished seventh in the all-around and fourth on uneven bars at the Region 8 Championships, becoming the first alternate to the Eastern Nationals.

As a second-year level 9 gymnast in 2010, she started her season by winning the all-around title at the Tampa Bay Turners Invitational. She finished sixth in the all-around at the Daytona Beach Open and fourth in the all-around at the Leprechaun Classic. At the Gasparilla Classic, Chelsea earned gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around. She did really well at the State Championships, winning silver medals on balance beam and in the all-around. At the Level 9 Regionals, she finished sixth in the all-around and fifth on balance beam. This qualified Chelsea to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals where she earned a silver medal on balance beam and bronze medals on uneven bars and in the all-around.

In 2011, Chelsea placed in the top ten at the Tampa Bay Turners Invitational, Sand Dollar Invitational, Daytona Beach Open and Magical Classic. At the State Championships, she finished second on uneven bars and in the all-around as well as first on balance beam. Chelsea concluded her 2011 season at the Level 10 Regionals.

As a second-year level 10 gymnast in 2012, Chelsea placed fifth in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Kurt Thomas Invitational. She placed in the top ten at the Presidential Classic and National Gymnastics Challenge. At the Level 10 State Championships, she finished fifth in the all-around as well as third on vault and floor exercise. She did well at the Level 10 Regionals, finishing fifth in the all-around and fourth on uneven bars. This qualified Chelsea to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Hampton, VA.

In 2013, Chelsea started her season a the Atlanta Crown Invitational, finishing sixth overall. At the Ozone Invitational, she placed second on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. Chelsea had a great meet at the IGI Chicago Style where she finished third in the all-around with a 36.900 and second on floor exercise. At the Tim Rand Invitational, she finished fourth in the all-around as well as third on vault and floor exercise. Chelsea qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals after finishing seventh in the all-around and sixth on uneven bars at the Level 10 Regionals.

Chelsea trains about 25-30 hours per week at Brandy Johnson's Gymnastics Academy of Clermont, Florida under coaches Kelly Pitzen and Brandy Johnson. Her current goal is to work hard, qualify to the Level 10 Regionals and then compete at the 2014 Level 10 JO Nationals. Chelsea's long-term goal is to be a successful college gymnast.