Alexis George was born on November 10, 1998 in Arlington, TX to Kevin
and Marisol George. Currently, she is a senior at McKinney Boyd High School, graduating in 2017. During her spare time, she likes dancing,
hanging out with friends and family, laughing and playing the piano.
Kyana began gymnastics at the age of 22 months. As
an infant Kyana enjoyed dancing to music and had so much energy, her mom
chose to enroll her in dance and gymnastics classes. She eventually
started her competitive gymnastics career in 2005 at Zenith Elite
Gymnastics Academy in McKinney, TX. With Zenith, she competed as a
level 4 gymnast in 2005. She moved up to Level 5 in 2006, Level 6 in
2007, Level 7 in 2008 and Level 8 in 2009.
It was after finishing up her Level 8 season in 2009
that Kyana began to question the love for the sport of gymnastics. As
coaches came and went at gym, it became harder for Kyana to trust in her
coaches; as a result, many fears began to develop. It was at this time,
she chose to leave Zenith and gymnastics and pursue her love for dance.
On the verge of quitting the sport completely, her parents advised her
to try another gym before making up her mind. This led her to Metroplex
Gymnastics in Allen, TX. After weeks of training under Jaycie Phelps and
Dave Marus her fears began to diminish and the love for the sport came
back. Kyana continued competing Level 8 in 2010 to work on gaining her
confidence back. She started the season finishing third on floor and
second on vault at the Texas Prime meet. At the Metroplex Challenge, she
placed second on vault and bars. Kyana went on to finish 4th on vault,
5th on uneven bars, 2nd on balance beam, 2nd on floor and 2nd all-around
at the Pikes Peak Cup. She qualified to Regionals and finished 5th on
floor and 16th all-around. She ended her season by being awarded the
Best Attitude Award at the team banquet.
summer of 2010, Dave and Jaycie announced they were leaving Metroplex
and would be moving back to Jaycie's hometown to open a gym of their
own. Kyana was devastated; however, Dave and Jaycie assured her the
coaches that were replacing them, where two of the best coaches in the
area and the transition would be smooth. They were right; her new
coaches and transition could not have been any better. Kyana is
extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to train under Jaycie
Phelps and Dave Marus, their emphasis on mental training along with
their great coaching techniques, helped Kyana become a stronger gymnast,
physically and mentally.
In 2011 at 11 years old and under the direction of
Marnie Futch and Gina Logan, Kyana competed level 9 and had the
strongest season of her gymnastics career. She started the season by
placing 3rd on floor at the Tiger Clasic. She placed third on floor at
the Metroplex Challenge. She went on to place third on vault, bars,
floor and all-around at the WOGA Classic. At the Alamo Classic she won
beam and placed 3rd on vault, bars, floor, and all-around. She also
qualified to the finals competition on beam and bars. At the State
Championships, Kyana finished fourth on bars and beam and qualified for
the Regionals. At the Regionals, she finished 5th on vault and tenth
all-around, qualifying to the Western National Championships in San
Diego, CA. At the Level 9 Westerns, she placed tenth on floor and 7th
all-around out of 48 gymnasts. In addition, she was one of the top 2
gymnasts for Region 3, who placed in the top ten at Westerns for Jr. A
division, the other being her teammate!
Kyana started her 2012 season at the Tiger Classic,
finishing sixth on uneven bars and fourth on balance beam. At the Alamo
Classic, she won the uneven bars title. She traveled to New York for the
Manhattan Classic where she placed first on vault and fourth on balance
beam. At the Metroplex Challenge, she placed fifth in the all-around as
well as third on uneven bars and balance beam. She did well at the
Zenith Spring Invitational, placing second in the all-around and first
on uneven bars and balance beam. At the Level 10 State Championships,
Kyana finished 12th in the all-around and fourth on vault. She placed
11th in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Level 10
Regionals, qualifying to the Junior Olympic National Invitational
Tournament in Hampton, VA. At the JO NIT, Kyana finished second in the
all-around and first on floor exercise.
In 2013, Kyana started her season by winning uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the NEG Tiger Classic. At the Metroplex Challenge, she placed fourth in the all-around and second on uneven bars. She finished third in the all-around and first on uneven bars and balance beam at the Dynamo Classic. Kyana had a great meet at the WOGA Classic, finishing second in the all-around with a 38.550 and first on uneven bars. She qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup in Worcester, MA where she competed against some of top level 10's from across the nation! At the State Championships, Kyana finished third in the all-around and second on uneven bars. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals after finishing third in the all-around as well as fourth on vault and uneven bars at the Level 10 Regionals. At JO Nationals, she placed seventh in the all-around and first on uneven bars out of 57 gymnasts.
Kyana started her 2014 season at the Alamo Classic. She placed first on balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.550 at the Sand Dollar Invitational. This qualified Kyana to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. At the WOGA Classic, Kyana finished third in the all-around, second on uneven bars and first on floor exercise. She did really well at the Metroplex Challenge where she placed second in the all-around with a 37.575, first on uneven bars and second on vault. In March, Kyana competed at the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup in Greensboro, NC where she finished 11th in the all-around and sixth on uneven bars against some top junior gymnasts across the United States. At the State Championships, Kyana finished third in the all-around with a 38.275 and second on vault and uneven bars. She finished fourth in the all-around with a 37.875, first on vault and floor exercise and second on balance beam at the Region 3 Championships. Kyana qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Jackson, MS, finishing third in the all-around with a 38.275, fourth on uneven bars and floor exercise and seventh on balance beam. Kyana made the junior Olympic National Team.
In 2015, Kyana finished first on uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.300 at the Metroplex Challenge. At the Pikes Peak Cup, she placed second on uneven bars and third on floor exercise. She had a great meet at the WOGA Classic where she finished second in the all-around with a 38.125 and second on floor exercise. At the Rose City Classic, she placed third in the all-around and second on uneven bars. Kyana won the all-around title with a 38.225 at the State Championships along with a gold medal on floor exercise and silver medals on vault and uneven bars. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished fourth in the all-around with a 38.275, first on floor exercise and third on vault and balance beam. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Des Moines, IA, finishing seventh on floor exercise and in the top 25 in the all-around.
In 2016, Kyana finished first in the all-around with a 38.400 and first on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed second in the all-around and second on vault, balance beam and floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX where she finished second in the all-around with a 38.550. She also placed second on floor exercise, fourth on balance beam, seventh on uneven bars and ninth on vault. She made the Junior Olympic National Team.
Currently Kyana is training for the upcoming 2017
season as a level 10 gymnast. She is looking forward to getting all her
required skills, becoming stronger and hopes to have another successful level