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When Elizabeth was three years old, her parents needed a way to tire her out, so they decided to put her into a gymnastics class. Ever since she joined a gymnastics class, she quickly progressed in the sport. In 2004, Elizabeth competed as a level five gymnast. She finished second on vault and sixth in the all-around at the Parkette Invitational. At the Friendship Classic, she won a bronze medal on uneven bars. Elizabeth also competed at the Katie Baldwin Invitational, where she won the all-around title. At the Level 5 Sectionals, she finished second in the all-around. Elizabeth placed third in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Level 5 State Championships.
She moved up to level six in 2005. She won the uneven bars title and finished fourth in the all-around at the Maryland Classic. Elizabeth won the Parkette Invitational all-around title. She finished second in the all-around at the Katie Baldwin Invitational. At the Level 6 State Championships, she won the all-around crown! Elizabeth also won balance beam and floor exercise. In the fall Elizabeth made the National TOP "A" Team. Elizabeth began competing as a level seven gymnast in 2006. She won the uneven bars title at the Maryland Classic. At the Parkette Invitational, she finished first on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise as well as in the all-around. Elizabeth then moved up to level eight. She competed at the Level 8 State Championships. Elizabeth made the National TOP "A" Team again in the fall.
In 2007, Elizabeth moved up to level nine. She finished third in the all-around at the Brestyan Invitational and Hard Rock Invitational. She won the all-around title at the Level 9 State Championships. At the Level 9 Regional Championships, she finished tenth in the all-around. This qualified her for the Level 9 Eastern National Championships. At the Level 9 Eastern Nationals, she finished in the top twenty all-around. She then qualified for hopes pre-elite. Elizabeth finished third overall at the US Challenge.
Elizabeth moved up to level ten in 2008. She finished fifth in the all-around at the Fiesta Bowl Invitaitonal. At the Level 10 State Championships, she finished second on vault and floor exercise as well as fourth in the all-around. She won the all-around title at the Level 10 Regional Championships, qualifying for the Junior Olympic Nationals, which she did not attend. She also won the uneven bars title. In May, she qualified to junior international elite and the US National Championships at the National Elite Qualifier. A few weeks later she finished 20th in the all-around at the US Classic. She finished her season at the US National Championships finishing 27th in the all-around and 14th on vault.
She started 2009 by competing at a few invitationals. At the Maryland Classic, she placed second in the all-around and first on vault. Elizabeth won the all-around title at the Parkette Invitational. At the Fiesta Bowl Invitational, she placed second in the all-around with first place finishes on vault and floor exercise. At the Gymnix International, she won the all-around title. She also had the highest scores on vault and uneven bars. She finished third on uneven bars and second on balance beam during event finals. She tied with club teammate Morgan Steigerwalt for the floor exercise title. She finished in the top twenty at the American Classic.
Elizabeth began her 2010 season at the Bieger's National Elite qualifier in Florida, where she finished first in the all-around and first on vault. There, she qualified to the VISA Championships for the second time. At the US Covergirl Classic in Chicago, IL, she placed 15th overall and seventh on vault. At the VISA Championships in Hartford, Ct, she placed 13th in the all-around and earned a spot on the Junior US National Team!
In 2011, Elizabeth began her season at the Parkette Invitational where she won the all-around as well as first on vault, uneven bars and balance beam. In March, Elizabeth was selected to represent the USA team at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy. She helped the USA team to win the team title ahead of Russia and Italy. Individually, she placed seventh in the all-around, third on vault and fourth on balance beam. After Italy, she broke her big toe and had a surgery to reconstruct her toe. She returned competing in Chicago for the US Covergirl Classic for two events and placed third on uneven bars. In August, Elizabeth traveled to St. Paul, MN for the VISA Championships where she finished 11th in the all-around, fifth on vault and fourth on uneven bars. She made the Junior US National Team for the second time.
Elizabeth started the 2012 season at the Parkette Invitational, finishing first on vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.900. In March, she was selected to represent the USA team at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy. She helped the team USA team to win the team title and Elizabeth placed sixth overall. In May, she traveled to Chicago, IL for the Secret US Classic where she finished fifth in the all-around and fourth on uneven bars. A few weeks later, it was off to St. Louis, MO for the VISA Championships. She had a great meet where she surprised many gymnastics fans with her fifth place finish on floor exercise and in the all-around. This qualified Elizabeth to the Senior US National Team as well as to the US Olympic Trials. Almost four weeks later, she competed at the Olympic Trials in San Jose, CA where she scored career highrs on all four events and the all-around. She handled the pressured extremely well totaling a 59.600 on the first day and 60.500 on the second day. Following the competition, she was named as an alternate for the US Olympic Team.
Currently, Elizabeth is preparing for the upcoming 2013 season. She trains 40 hours per week at Parkette's National Training Center Gymnastics in Allentown, PA. She is training under coaches Donna and Bill Strauss, Robin Netwall, John Holman and Joe Stallone. She dreams of traveling the world as an elite gymnast and representing the United States at international competitions.
Elizabeth Nicole Price was born on May 28, 1996 in Planfield, New Jersey to Diane and David Price. Elizabeth has two younger brothers, Ethan (14) and Elijah (12). Currently, Elizabeth is a junior at Bridgeway Academy, a homeschool program. During her spare time, she likes to go to the movies and hanging out with her friends.