|Name Mallory Desch |
|Birthday May 29, 2001 |
|Hometown Lenexa, Kansas ||Parents Jay and Mary Desch
||School St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School
||Grade 11th (2017-2018), Class of 2019
Mallory Desch was born on May 29, 2001 in Missouri to Jay and Mary Desch. She has an older brother, Alec and an older sister, Maddie. Maddie is a gymnast at the University of Alabama. Mallory is a junior at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School and she will graduate from high school in 2019. When Mallory has time outside of gymnastics, she enjoys spending time with her friends, watching movies and doing DIY projects.
Mallory's parents wanted her to try other sports other than gymnastics because they knew that gymnastics is a tough sport. Mallory did not like any of them as much as she liked gymnastics, so she followed her older sister into gymnastics at the age of nine at Eagles Gymnastics in Kansas City, MO. Following her level 6 season in 2013, Mallory moved to Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) in Blue Springs, MO and has been there ever since.
Mallory competed level 8 in 2015 where she placed second in the all-around and fourth on uneven bars at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 4 Championships, finishing eighth in the all-around and second on balance beam. Mallory moved up to level 9 for the 2016 season. At the State Championships, she finished second in the all-around and first on vault. Mallory did really well at the Region 4 Championships where she placed first in the all-around and first on balance beam. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in Montana, finishing fourth on vault.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2017, Mallory finished sixth in the all-around and third on balance beam at the State Championships. At the Region 4 Championships, she placed seventh in the all-around and fifth on uneven bars. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.
Currently, Mallory is preparing for the 2018 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 31 hours per week at Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) in Blue Springs, MO under coaches Al and Armine Fong. Mallory would like to obtain a college gymnastics scholarship.