Ryan Mae Sterling was born on June 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA to Brad and Danielle Sterling. She has two younger brothers, Nate and Joe, and a dog named Magic. Currently, Ryan is a junior at Windward School and she will graduate in 2019.
Ryan started taking a recreational gymnastics class with her friends and quickly showed great aptitude for the sport. At seven years old, she was asked to join pre-team at All Olympia Gymnastics Center (AOGC) in Los Angeles, CA and has been there ever since.
Ryan was the all-around, vault and uneven bars champion at the 2009 Level 4 SoCal State Championships when she was eight years old. One year later, at age nine, she was crowned all-around, balance beam and floor exercise champion at the 2010 Level 5 SoCal State Championships. In 2011, Ryan placed second in the all-around and first on floor exercise at the Level 6 SoCal State Championships.
Following her level 6 season in November 2011, Ryan quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2012 season. She finished second in the all-around with a 38.000, first on balance beam and second on vault at the SoCal State Championships. As a level 8 gymnast in 2013, Ryan placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.725, first on uneven bars and third on floor exercise at the SoCal State Championships. At the Region 1 Championships, Ryan finished second in the all-around with a 37.925, second on floor exercise and fourth on balance beam.
As a first-year level 9 gymnast in 2014, Ryan earned a silver medal on uneven bars at the Region 1 Championships and qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in Boise, ID where she placed tenth in the all-around and fifth on balance beam. Ryan continued competing level 9 in 2015 where she placed first on uneven bars at the SoCal State Championships. Ryan had a great meet at the Region 1 Championships, finishing first in the all-around with a 38.175 and grabbed bronze medals on all events. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals for the second time in Spokane, WA where she placed second in the all-around with a 37.850, third on floor exercise and sixth on vault.
In 2016, Ryan competed as a first-year level 10 gymnast where she qualified to the Region 1 Championships with a ninth place finish on balance beam. Ryan was unable to compete in 2017 due to an injury. In the fall of 2017, Ryan moved to Wallers' GymJam Academy.
Ryan trains 30 hours per week at Wallers' GymJam Academy in Santa Clarita, CA under coaches Chris Waller and Iryna Krasnyanska. Ryan would like to qualify to junior international elite as well as to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.
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