August 17, 2022
"Happy summer to everyone! I am so excited to announce that I have verbally committed to SEMO to continue my gymnastics and academic career! I want to thank Jill Hicks for her guidance through this process, my amazing family for always supporting me, and all the coaches and teammates who have shared every good day and bad, every defeat and every victory! A special thank you to the SEMO coaching staff for offering me the opportunity to be part of this amazing team and group of gymnasts. Red and black looks good on me…..GO REDHAWKS!!"

March 25, 2022
Ava took home a bronze medal on uneven bars with a 9.125 at the Level 10 State Championships today.

March 3, 2022
Today at the Coastal Classic, Ava finished second in the all-around in her age group. She also placed third on floor exercise with a 9.200, fourth on vault and uneven bars scoring a 9.250 and fifth on balance beam with a 9.250.

February 8, 2022
Ava competed at the Sweetheart Invitational this past weekend where she won the all-around title! She took home gold medals on all events scoring a 9.425 on vault, 9.150 on uneven bars and 9.150 on balance beam.

January 17, 2022
"This past weekend I began my meet season at the Starstruck Invitational — my first in-person meet in over two years. I placed 4th all-around with a 36.9 in the Senior A division. It was so exciting to be back at a live competition! I placed 5th on vault with a 9.275 and 3rd on uneven bars with a 9.125. I have been working hard to improve balance beam and it paid off with a 9.525 for 3rd place. I placed 4th on floor exercise and I qualified for event finals on vault and balance beam. Most importantly, I am very happy with this solid start to my season and I look forward to getting stronger and progressing over the next few months." - Ava

October 1, 2021
"When I look back on this time last year I was just returning to the gym after being out for almost 8 months! Between pandemic closings and recovering from my hip labrum repair, I had ALOT OF HARD WORK ahead of me. The 2020-2021 season did not go as I hoped, but the months of training, perseverance, and patience paid off. When others may have quit, I forged ahead and I am SO EXCITED about competing a full season healthy, strong and mentally tough. Thanks for staying with me and for all the support! Wishing all gymnasts a great 2021-2022 season!" - Ava

March 29, 2021
"Hello and happy Spring! Yesterday I competed at states. I placed 1st on vault with a 9.5 and came in 2nd on bars and 3rd on beam. I am always looking for ways to improve and use each meet to grow and move forward. I am now looking ahead to regionals and getting back to my level of gymnastics pre-Covid. It has taken longer than I expected, but I am committed to myself and to my sport!" - Ava

December 1, 2020
"As a result of the Covid pandemic, event and gathering restrictions in the northern Virginia / Metro DC area are making it difficult for meet organizers at this time. We will update this page as meets for winter 2021 are confirmed." - Ava

September 2, 2020
"Hello! I'm really happy to announce that I've found a new gym home. I now train at Bull Run Academy of Gymnastics (BRAG). This is an exciting change for me and I'm thrilled to be working with Coach Mary Henry and the BRAG team. I feel STRONG and HEALTHY and HAPPY and am ready to take on this year. I am prepared for anything that lies ahead and will be posting new routines and more updates very soon." - Ava

April 2, 2020
"I was so happy to get back to practice on March 2, 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak meant my gym had to close only two weeks after I returned. However, I was able to front tumble and swing bars and start getting back to myself. I am lucky to have great coaches. They have set up in-home conditioning via Zoom 6 hours per week while the gym is closed." - Ava

"Now that I have full range of motion again I am working on flexibility in physical therapy and getting stronger everyday with my trainer. I am homeschooled so my classes continue and I am focusing on my academics. I am now in the Kappa Rho chapter of the Homeschool National Honor Society. I am feeling very positive and mentally strong and will be ready to give 150% when the gym reopens. Stay safe everyone!" - Ava

February 15, 2020
"Hello! I am healing great and the doctor is really impressed with my progress. I am in physical therapy twice per week and doing my PT exercises every day to regain my full range of motion. I am still working with my trainer three times per week on upper body and lower body. I am excited to get back to the gym and am cheering on my teammates." - Ava

January 1, 2020
"Hi everyone! On December 23, 2019 I had a successful arthroscopic surgery on my left hip. I’m really upset to miss the meet season, but I wanted to have the procedure as soon as possible and begin recovery so I can get back to my very best gymnastics. I was in some pain on the first night, but now I am up and walking and have already been to my first physical therapy session. Happy New Year!" - Ava

April 13, 2019
Today at the Region 7 Championships in Virginia Beach, VA, Ava finished in the top ten in the all-around with a 36.375 in the Junior B session. She also placed fifth on uneven bars with a 9.475 and eighth on vault scoring a 9.075. Good job Ava.

April 4, 2019
Welcome to the Official Website of Ava Johnston! She is a level 10 gymnast from Capital Gymnastics NTC in Burke, VA under coaches Tatiana Perskaia and Tish Simmons. Currently, Ava is preparing for the Region 7 Championships next week. All of the content on this website is new, so be sure to check back once in a while because Ava's website will be updated with news, results and videos.