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Rachel Leigh Baumann was born on September 18, 2000 in Plano, Texas to Greg and Jarol Baumann. She has an older sister, Alyssa and a younger sister, Kaylee. Alyssa was a senior international elite and was a member of the US National Team. Currently, Rachel is a junior at Spring Creek Academy and she will graduate from high school in 2019.

When Rachel was three years old, she followed her older sister, Alyssa, into gymnastics at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy and never looked back. She quickly progressed in the sport and started competing level 5 in 2008 where she won the balance beam title at the North Texas State Championships. In level 6 in 2009, Rachel placed third in the all-around and first on balance beam and floor exercise at the North Texas State Championships. At the Level 6 State Championships, she finished fourth in the all-around, first on balance beam and third on floor exercise.

Rachel moved up to level 7 in February 2010 at the WOGA Classic with a bronze medal on vault. She continued competing level 7 for the 2011 season. She placed second in the all-around and second on balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. As a level 8 gymnast in 2012, Rachel placed third in the all-around, third on balance beam and second on floor exercise at the State Championships. She finished seventh in the all-around with a 38.550, first on uneven bars and fourth on floor exercise at the Region 3 Championships.

In 2013, Rachel moved up to level 9. At the State Championships, Rachel finished third in the all-around with a 37.825, fourth on uneven bars and fifth on vault. She had a great meet at the Region 3 Championships where she placed first on balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.800 as well as second on vault, fourth on uneven bars and third on floor exercise. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in California, finishing first in the all-around with a 38.075, third on vault, fourth on uneven bars and second on balance beam.

As a level 10 gymnast in 2014, Rachel finished first on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around and qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. At the Supergirl Cup in Greensboro, NC, Rachel placed first on balance beam, second on floor exercise and ninth in the all-around. She also traveled to California for the National Elite Qualifier where she obtained her compulsory score, a portion of elite testing. At the end of March, Rachel placed third in the all-around and first on floor exercise at the State Championships. She had a great meet at the Region 3 Championships, finishing first in the all-around with a 38.425 and third on vault, uneven bars and balance beam. Rachel qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Jackson, MS, finishing tenth on balance beam and 25th in the all-around. After her level 10 season wrapped up in May, Rachel traveled to Huntsville, TX for the National Elite Qualifier where she easily won the all-around title and qualified to junior international elite. On the next day, she competed at the American Classic, a qualifier to the P&G Championships. At this meet, Rachel had a solid meet where she placed fifth in the all-around and fourth on floor exercise and obtained her qualifying score to the P&G Championships. Rachel competed at the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL. Right before the P&G Championships, Rachel injured her arm and missed the competition.

In 2015, Rachel re-qualified to junior international elite after finishing first in the all-around with a 54.400 and first on balance beam at the WOGA National Elite Qualifier. At the American Classic in Huntsville, TX she placed in the top ten in the all-around and second on balance beam and qualified to the P&G Championships. In August, Rachel traveled to Indianapolis, IN for the P&G Championships and finished 24th overall in the junior division.

Rachel decided to retire from elite gymnastics and dropped back to level 10 for the 2016 season. Rachel qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup for the second time where she finished seventh in the all-around with a 38.050 in the junior division. A few weeks later, she grabbed gold medals on vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.675 at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, Rachel finished third in the all-around with a 38.050, first on vault and balance beam and second on floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX, finishing first in the all-around with a 38.350. She also earned silver medals on vault and balance beam and made the JO National Team.

In 2017, Rachel did not compete most of the season due to an injury but came back in April for the Region 3 Championships. She finished first in the all-around with a 38.050, firs ton balance beam and third on vault. Rachel qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN where she placed second in the all-around with a 38.525 and first on balance beam. She made the Junior Olympic National Team for the second time.

Currently, Rachel is preparing for the 2018 season. Rachel trains 36 hours per week at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) in Plano, Texas under coaches Natasha Boyarskya and Laurent Landi. Rachel verbally committed to the University of Georgia for the 2018-2019 school year.