Jordan Nicole Koch was born on June 20, 2002 in Maryland to Alfie and Kelly Koch. Currently, Jordan is an honor student at La Plata High School and she will graduate from high school in 2020. She has been on Principal's Honor Roll with straight A's since middle school. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Johns Hopkins is the world leader in gifted education. It is dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world and is for students that placed in the top 5% on national or state tests.
Jordan's mom tried to put her in many sports including T-ball, soccer and dance but Jordan did not like any of them. A family friend suggested that Jordan try a class at a local gym. After the class, Jordan said to her mom “I’m never leaving this place.” Jordan started her gymnastics career at Unique Sports Academy in Waldorf, MD. As a level 4 gymnast in 2011, Jordan earned bronze medals on uneven bars and floor exercise at the State Championships. Jordan finished fourth on floor exercise at the 2012 Level 5 State Championships. She qualified to the Level 6 State Championships in 2013.
In 2014, Jordan moved up to level 7 where she won the floor exercise title with a 9.475 at the State
Championships. Jordan competed as a level 8 gymnast for the next two seasons. In 2015, she qualified
to the State Championships. At the 2016 State Championships, Jordan placed seventh in the all-around
and fifth on uneven bars. She qualified to the Region 7 Championships. In August of 2017, Jordan moved
to Apollo Gymnastics in Woodbridge, VA.
In 2018 as a level 9 gymnast, Jordan finished second on bars in the State Championships. At the Region 7
Championships, Jordan placed first on beam with a 9.550, sixth on bars and fifth all-around. Jordan
finished out her 2018 season in sixth on beam and seventh all-around at the Eastern Championships in
Rochester, NY. In 2019 Jordan was a level 10 State and Regional qualifier. In June of 2019, Jordan
returned to her home gym, Unique Sports Academy.
Jordan trains 26 hours per week at Unique Sports Academy in Waldorf, MD under coaches Joe Taglisferi
and Tim O’Neill. Jordan’s goal is to compete for a college gymnastics team.