|Name Mia Townes |
|Birthday June 30, 2001|
|Hometown Pflugerville, TX |
|Parents Marcia and Percy Townes|
|Siblings Two brothers, Jordan and Isaiah|
|School Hendrickson High School |
|Grad Year Class of 2019|
Mia started gymnastics when she was “3 1/2” she would say, making sure that she gave the extra half. She was a very active little one and was not frightened of anything! So, her parents wanted Mia to try gymnastics and she has been there ever since. Mia began her competitive gymnastics career at Platinum Gymnastics Academy in Round Rock, TX where she trained under coaches Monica Subieta, Chris Conner, Gene and Addison Martinez.
Mia was the balance beam champion at the 2009 Level 5 Texas State Championships and floor exercise bronze medalist at the 2010 Level 6 Texas State Championships. In 2011, she finished in the top ten in the all-around with a 37.725 at the Level 7 State Championships. She represented Texas at the National Judges Cup where she placed fourth in the all-around in her age group. Mia qualified to the 2012 Level 8 State Championships but was unable to compete due to an injury.
As a level 9 gymnast in 2013, Mia qualified and competed at the Region 3 Championships. She missed some of the 2014 level 9 season due to an injury. After her level 9 season ended in 2014, Mia moved to Crenshaw Athletic Club in Austin, TX. Mia had a successful first-year level 10 season in 2015 where she placed third on floor exercise with a 9.650 at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished ninth in the all-around with a 37.025 and eighth on floor exercise. This qualified Mia to the Junior Olympic NIT in Des Moines, IA. In 2016, Mia finished ninth in the all-around with a 37.475 at the Region 3 Championships and was named alternate for the JO Nationals. In 2017, Mia finished tenth in the all-around and eighth on vault at the Region 3 Championships. She qualified to the Junior Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN where she placed 13th in the all-around with a 37.600 and seventh on vault.
In 2018, Mia grabbed gold medals on vault, balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.025 at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished fourth in the all-around and first on vault and balance beam. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Cincinnati, OH where she finished seventh in the all-around with a 38.250 and fourth on balance beam and floor exercise.
Mia trains 22 hours per week at Crenshaw Athletic Club in Austin, TX under coaches Adam Miller, Helen Miller and Sharon Bunch. Mia verbally committed to Utah State University for the 2019-2020 school year.