Hunter Nicole Dula was born on August 13, 2001 in Murray, UT, and placed lovingly in the arms of Jeff and Shelley Jo Dula August 15, 2001. She has an older brother, McKay and a Papipoo named Toto. Hunter is a straight A student and excels in math, science and art. Hunter volunteers at Carolina Equine Rescue & Assistance (CERA), a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for abused, neglected and/or abandoned horses and other animals. She is an active member in her church's youth group.
Hunter walked at seven months and always had great coordination and was very strong. Her parents enrolled her into a mom and me class at 21 months. When Hunter's family moved to Illinois due to Hunter's dad's job as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army in 2007, Hunter's parents enrolled her into a recreational class and two weeks later, Hunter was asked to join the team as a level 4 gymnast at Naperville Gymnastics. In 2008, Hunter moved to Texas where she trained at Rock Solid Gymnastics in Lubbock, Texas under coaches Al Gamboa and Kirsten Alvarez.
As a level 7 gymnast in 2012, Hunter finished eighth in the all-around with a 37.600 and fourth on uneven bars at the Texas State Championships. In the summer of 2012, Hunter's family relocated to North Carolina where Hunter started training at Southeastern Gymnastics under the direction of Ludmilla Shobe, Sofia Managadze, and Galina Meliakina. Hunter moved up to level 8 for the 2013 season. At the North Carolina State Championships, Hunter placed fifth in the all-around, second on uneven bars and first on balance beam, qualifying to the Region 8 Championships. Hunter did not compete at the Regionals due to an injury.
In 2014, Hunter competed as a level 9 gymnast where she placed second in the all-around with a 37.450, second on uneven bars and first on floor exercise at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 8 Championships, finishing eighth in the all-around and first on uneven bars. She was the second alternate for the Level 9 Eastern Nationals. As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2015, Hunter finished 11th in the all-around and third on uneven bars. She had a great meet at the Region 8 Championships where she placed sixth in the all-around, first on uneven bars and fifth on floor exercise. This qualified Hunter to her first Junior Olympic Nationals in Des Moines, IA where she placed 12th on uneven bars.
In January 2016, Hunter had a great meet at the Atlanta Crown Invitational where shew on the all-around title with a 38.000. She had the highest all-around score in juniors and qualified to the Nastia LIukin Supergirl Cup. In March, Hunter traveled to Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup in Newark, NJ and finished seventh on uneven bars and eighth on balance beam in the junior session. A few weeks later, Hunter competed at the State Championships, finishing third in the all-around and second on floor exercise. She qualified to the Region 8 Championships but was unable to compete due to an injury. Hunter and her family relocated to Utah due to Hunter's dad job. Therefore, Hunter started training at All American Gymnastics in Lindon, UT.
In 2017, Hunter placed first in the all-around with a 38.275 and first on uneven bars at the State Championships. At the Region 1 Championships, she finished sixth in the all-around with a 38.000 and second on floor exercise. Hunter qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN where she placed tenth in the all-around with a 37.775 and 11th on uneven bars and balance beam.
Currently, Hunter is preparing for the 2018 as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 24 hours per week at All American Gymnastics in Lindon, UT under coaches Jimmy Pratt, Dawn Johnson, Brad Cattermole and Meagan Tabla. Hunter verbally committed to the University of Utah for the 2018-2019 school year.