Keira Jade Qian Wells was born on June 15, 2005 in Qianjiang, China. She currently lives in Kansas with her parents, Aaron and Amy, a sister, Keely and a brother, Chase. Currently, Keira is an honor student at Andover Ecademy and she will graduate from high school in 2023. During Keira's spare time, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with her friends and family and playing with her dog, Flynn.
Keira started gymnastics when she was three years old. She could climb across the monkey bars at the park before she even turned three. Her parents decided that she needed a safe environment where she could flip safely. Keira started her gymnastics career at Folgers Gymnastics (Now named JAG Gymnastics) in Andover, KS. As a level 5 gymnast in 2014, Keira placed first in the all-around with a 37.675 and first on vault, balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships.
Keira skipped two levels and quickly moved up to level 8 for the 2015 season. At the State Championships, she placed fifth in the all-around and second on floor exercise. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships. In 2016, Keira won the all-around title with a 37.850 and swept the gold medals on all events at the Level 8 State Championships. Keira wrapped up her level 8 season at the Region 3 Championships where she finished fourth in the all-around with a 38.050 and first on vault with a 9.625. In 2017 as a level 9 gymnast, Keira had a great season where she placed in the top two in every meet she competed in prior to the State Meet. She concluded her season at the Region 3 Championships.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2018, Keira placed third in the all-around and first on vault and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished sixth in the all-around and fourth on vault. She qualified to her first Junior Olympic Nationals in Cincinnati, OH where she finished in the top ten on vault with a 9.525 out of 57 gymnasts. In 2019, Keira grabbed gold medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished third in the all-around with a 37.100 and fourth on vault. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN where she won the vault title with a 9.825 and placed 14th overall with a 37.575.
Currently, Keira trains 24-26 hours per week at JAG Gymnastics in Andover, KS under coaches Jenifer O’Bar and Jen Flores. She is working hard to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals every year. Her long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.