Name Gabrielle Elizabeth Welch (Gabby)
Birthday October 26, 1998
Hometown Greenbrier, Tennessee
Parents Billy and Suzie Welch
Siblings One sister, Reagan
School Aaron Academy (Homeschooled)
Grade 12th (2016-2017), Class of 2017
E-Mail swelch44@hughes.net
Phone 615-406-7206

Gabby is a senior at Aaron Academy, a homeschooled program and her current cumulative GPA is a 4.0. Gabby is an active member of the church worship team at Living to Go Church. During her spare time, she enjoys being outside and playing guitar.

Gabby started taking gymnastics classes after watching the Olympics in 2004. She has been training at Clarksville Elite Gymnastics Center under coaches Larry Corrigan and Shenette Gavi most of her gymnastics career.

As a level 9 gymnast in 2010, Gabby finished second in the all-around and first on balance beam and floor exercise scoring a 9.500 and 9.375 respectively at the State Championships. She qualified and competed at the Region 8 Championships. In 2011, Gabby moved up to level 10. She earned a gold medal on balance beam at the State Championships and qualified to the Region 8 Championships. In 2012, Gabby placed third on balance beam and second on floor exercise at the State Championships, qualifying to the Regionals. Gabby qualified to Regionals again in 2013.

In 2014, Gabby started her season at the Panama Classic, finishing first on balance beam and fourth on uneven bars. At the Music City Invitational, she placed third in the all-around and second on vault and uneven bars. Gabby finished fourth in the all-around and fourth on balance beam at the Blues & BBQ Invitational. At the Ozone Invitational, she placed sixth in the all-around and fourth on floor exercise. She then finished second on vault, balance beam and in the all-around at the USA Invitational. At the Make it Count Invitational, Gabby grabbed gold medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around. At the State Championships, she placed eighth in the all-around and fourth on vault. At the Level 10 Regionals, she finished first on balance beam and seventh on floor exercise, qualifying to the Junior Olympic NIT as a beam specialist.

Gabby started her 2015 season at the Blues & BBQ Invitational, finishing first in the all-around and first on vault and balance beam. At the Ozone Invitational, she placed third in the all-around and first on uneven bars. Gabby swept the gold medals at the USA Invitational. At the Make it Count Meet, she finished second in the all-around and first on uneven bars. At the Nashville Nights Invitational, Gabby finished third in the all-around and first on vault and balance beam. She placed first on vault, uneven bars and in the all-around at the State Championships. She concluded her season at the Region 8 Championships.

In 2016, Gabby finished second in the all-around, second on uneven bars and third on floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, she placed in the top 15 in the all-around and sixth on balance beam.

Currently, Gabby is preparing for the 2017 season as a level 10 gymnast. She is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast as well as to compete for a college gymnastics team.