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Jordan Lucella Elizabeth Chiles was born on April 15, 2001 in Tualatin, Oregon to Timothy and Gina Chiles. She is the youngest of five children and she has two sisters, Jazmin and Jade and two brothers, Tajmen and Ty. Jordan is a busy student and athlete where she trains about 32 hours per week while attending Prairie High School full-time. Jordan will attend UCLA in the fall of 2019.

Jordan's parents could not keep Jordan from cartwheeling down the isle of any open space or walking on her hands instead of her feet. People kept asking if she was in gymnastics and they always replied no. She was a bundle of energy so her dad had the great idea to find this place called Naydenov. They found it and enrolled her in a recreational class. That lasted one practice before Jordan was approached to try out for pre-team at the age of six in 2007.

Jordan started competing as a level 4 gymnast, only one year after Jordan was placed on a pre-team. She easily won the all-around title with a 37.850 at the 2008 Emerald Team Challenge. The following year in 2009, she moved up to level 5. At the Level 5 State Championships, she won a gold medal on vault and a silver medal on floor exercise. During the 2009-2010 season, Jordan skipped level 6 and started competing level 7. Jordan did really well at the Level 7 State Championships where she finished first on uneven bars and in the all-around with a 37.650. She qualified to the Level 7 Regionals and placed tenth in the all-around, fifth on vault and fourth on uneven bars. As a level 8 gymnast in 2011, Jordan placed second in the all-around as well as first on vault and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Level 9 Regionals, she finished first on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 37.850. This qualified Jordan to the Level 9 Western Nationals where she placed 15th in the all-around, sixth on vault and second on floor exercise.

In 2012 as a level 10 gymnast, Jordan had a rough meet at the Level 10 Regionals but still qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals after finishing fourth in the all-around. At the JO Nationals in Hampton, VA, Jordan finished impressive 16th in the all-around, ninth on vault and seventh on uneven bars out of 58 gymnasts in the nation in her age group.

Jordan decided it was time to attempt elite level in 2013. At the WOGA National Elite Qualifier, she placed second on balance beam and floor exercise. In March, Jordan qualified to junior international elite at the Developmental Camp. Jordan had a great meet at the American Classic where she finished first on vault and in the all-around, qualifying to the P&G Championships in Hartford, CT. At the P&G Championships, Jordan finished impressive 11th in the all-around and sixth on vault.

After attending a few national team training camps at the beginning of 2014, Jordan was named to the Junior US National Team and was named to the USA junior team for the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. In March 2014, Jordan competed in her first international competition and helped the junior team to win the team gold medal ahead of Romania and Italy. Jordan qualified to vault event finals and brought home a silver medal. Jordan traveled to Chicago, IL for the Secret US Classic in August. She shocked the gymnastics world where she won the all-around title with a 57.350 in the junior division. She also placed first on vault and fourth on uneven bars and balance beam. A few weeks later, she traveled to Pittsburgh, PA for the P&G Championships. She had a few errors on the first day of the competition where she was 19th overall. Two days later, during the finals, Jordan improved her all-around score by 4 points from the first day and jumped from 19th to fourth in the all-around. She also placed third on vault and floor exercise. She, along with the top 6 juniors, was named to the Junior US National Team.

In 2015, Jordan finished eighth in the all-around and third on uneven bars at the Secret US Classic. At the P&G Championships in Indianapolis, IN Jordan placed fourth in the all-around, first on vault and fourth on uneven bars. She made the Junior US National Team. In March 2016, Jordan was selected to represent the United States at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She won the all-around title with a 58.250 and qualified to all four events where she placed first on vault and second on uneven bars. In June, Jordan traveled to Hartford, CT for the Secret US Classic, finishing fourth in the all-around and first on vault. Jordan was unable to compete at the P&G Championships due to an injury.

Jordan moved up to senior elite level for the 2017 season. She placed fifth in the all-around at the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL. At the P&G Championships in Anaheim, CA, Jordan finished impressive second in the all-around and fourth on balance beam and made the Senior US National Team. She was invited to attend the Worlds Selection Camp in September. She was named non-traveling alternate for the USA Worlds Team.

In 2018, Jordan was selected to represent the United States at the DTB World Cup and Pacific Rim Championships. In March, Jordan traveled to Germany for the DTB World Cup where she placed third in the all-around and had highest vault and floor scores in the meet. One month later, she competed at the Pacific Rim Championships in Colombia. She helped the USA team to win the team title ahead of Canada and Australia. Individually, Jordan earned gold medals on vault and floor exercise in the event finals. In August, Jordan earned a silver medal on vault at the US Championships in Boston, MA.

Jordan is a member of the Senior US National Team where she attends US National Training Camp almost every month. Jordan dreams of traveling the world as an elite gymnast and representing the United States Team at the World Championships and Olympic Games.