|Name Claudia DiBenedetto |
|Birthday September 26, 1999|
|Hometown Eatontown, NJ|
|Parents Joe and Carla DiBenedetto|
|School Red Bank Catholic High School |
|Grade 12th (2016-2017), Class of 2017|
|School Awards Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award|
Claudia used to watch her older sister, Gianna, doing gymnastics and she wanted to do everything she did. So, her parents enrolled her into recreational gymnastics when she was four years old. Claudia started her competitive gymnastics career at Rebound Gymnastics in Marlboro Township, NJ where she trained under coach Diane Farrel.
Claudia made the TOPs National "B" Team in 2008 and qualified to the TOPs National Camp in 2009. She was unable to compete in 2012 and 2013 due to an injury. She competed level 9 in 2014 where she earned a silver medal on vault with a 9.625 at the State Championships. At the Region 7 Championships, Claudia placed fourth on vault with a 9.425. Claudia suffered a back injury in 2015 and missed the season. In 2016, Claudia qualified to the Region 7 Championships as a floor specialist.
Currently, Claudia is preparing for the 2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 30 hours per week at Head Over Heels Gymnastics in Middletown, NJ under coach Toni Borden. Claudia is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast, qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals and to obtain a college gymnastics scholarship.