Biography
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Darcy Matsuda was born on May 5, 1999 to Glenn and Janet Matsuda. She has a brother, Garrett. Currently, Darcy is a senior at Menlo School, graduating in the spring of 2017.

At the age of four, Darcy attended gym classes at San Mateo Gymnastics and loved going up side down. She was recruited to a development team at the age of 6 where she started training for the USA Gymnastics TOPs program. In 2008 and 2009 she qualified for the National TOP B training camps. She also competed in level 5 and level 6 in January of 2009. By February, she started competing level 7. At the State Championships, she placed fourth on uneven bars with a 9.475.

Darcy continued competing level 7 during the 2010 season. She finished in the top six at the Delta Classic, Wine Country Classic and Golden State Classic. At the Winter Invitational, she placed second on balance beam, third on floor exercise and fifth in the all-around. She finished third on uneven bars and in the all-around with a 37.325 at the Spirit of the Flame Challenge. At the State Championships, she earned bronze medals on vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around.

As a level 8 gymnast in 2011, Darcy finished fifth in the all-around and third on uneven bars at the National Gymnastics Festival. She placed second on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the Winter Invitational. At the Black Tie Invitational, she finished second on uneven bars and third in the all-around. Darcy then placed third on balance beam and in the all-around at the AOGC Invitational. At the State Championships, she placed third on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 37.375. She had a great meet at the Region 1 Championships where she finished first on floor exercise and in the all-around with a 37.525 as well as second on uneven bars and balance beam.

In 2012, Darcy started her level 8 season at the Red Heart 10.0 Invitational, finishing second on uneven bars and balance beam and fourth in the all-around. At the Delta Invitational, she grabbed gold medals on uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around. At the Gymnastics in the Wine Country, she brought home gold medals on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. Darcy had a great meet at the Winter Invitational, finishing first on balance beam and second in the all-around with a 38.000. At the AOGC Invitational, she finished first on balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 37.475. She then finished first on uneven bars and second in the all-around with a 37.400 at the Golden State Classic. At the State Championships, she finished first on balance beam and second on floor exercise and in the all-around with a 37.600. She concluded her season at the Region 1 Championships, finishing second on uneven bars and in the all-around with a 37.300 as well as first on floor exercise.

Darcy moved up to level 9 for the 2013 season. She finished first on balance beam and second on uneven bars and in the all-around at the Golden State Classic. She placed second on uneven bars and balance beam at the Winter Invitational. At the WOGA Classic, she earned gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 37.500. Darcy brought home a silver medal on balance beam at the Byers Invitational. At the Delta Invitational, she finished second on uneven bars and balance beam and third in the all-around. At the State Championships, she finished first on balance beam and floor exercise as well as second in the all-around with a 37.525. At the Region 1 Championships, she finished first on uneven bars and balance beam and third in the all-around with a 37.950. This qualified Darcy to the Level 9 Western Nationals where she placed fifth in the all-around with a 37.900, fifth on uneven bars, second on balance beam and third on floor exercise.

In 2014, Darcy started her season at the Golden State Classic, finishing third in the all-around and second on uneven bars. At the Lady Luck Invitational, she placed first on uneven bars and in the all-around. She swept the gold medals with a 37.450 in the all-around at the Winter Invitational. At the Legends Invitational, Darcy placed first on floor exercise and sixth in the all-around. She had a great meet at the State Championships, finishing first on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.100. At the Region 1 Championships, Darcy finished second in the all-around with a 38.075 and first on uneven bars and floor exercise. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in Boise, ID where she placed second in the all-around with a 37.550, first on floor exercise and second on balance beam.

Darcy missed 2015 due to an injury. In 2016, Darcy finished fourth in the all-around and first on balance beam at the State Championships. At the Region 1 Championships, she placed fifth in the all-around and first on floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX, finishing 12th in the all-around and sixth on balance beam.

Currently, Darcy is preparing for the upcoming 2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 26 hours per week at San Mateo Gymnastics under coaches Armen Astoian and Oksana Bystrova. Darcy is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast and continue her gymnastics career in college.