Grace Elaine Sumner
February 18, 2003
Kevin and Maggie Sumner
Franklin Central High School
Class of 2021
Honor Roll, Student of the Month, Star Award
Grace's mom enrolled her into Mommy and Me classes so she could have a safe place to release her energy. She climbed out of her crib at 16 months to play with toys! Grace has been training at The Gymnastics Company in Indianapolis, IN her whole gymnastics career.
As a level 7 gymnast in 2014, Grace finished first in the all-around with a 37.975, first on balance beam and third on vault at the State Championships. Grace moved up to level 8 for the 2015 season. She placed fifth in the all-around, second on floor exercise and third on uneven bars and balance beam at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships, finishing sixth in the all-around with a 37.125, second on balance beam and fourth on floor exercise. In 2016 as a first-year level 9 gymnast, Grace qualified to the Region 5 Championships. In 2017, Grace finished first in the all-around and first on uneven bars at the Level 9 State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships, she placed second in the all-around with a 37.625, first on balance beam and fourth on floor exercise. She qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Lansing, MI.
Grace moved up to level 10 for the 2018 season. At the State Championships, she placed sixth in the all-around and fourth on balance beam. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships, finishing eighth on balance beam. In the summer of 2018, she moved to Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center (JPAC). In 2019, Grace placed seventh on balance beam and eighth on floor exercise at the Region 5 Championships. Grace qualified to 2020 Level 10 State Championships but was unable to compete due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Grace trains 24 hours each week at Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center (JPAC) in Greenfield, IN under coaches Dave Marus, Jaycie Phelps, Kyle Grable, Autumn Grable and Carrie Eppert. Grace would like to become a successful level 10 gymnast, qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals and compete for a college gymnastics team.