Isabella "Bella" Salcedo was born on February 14, 2003 in San Diego, CA to Chris and Kristina Salcedo. She has two sisters, Amanda and Samantha and two dogs named Tayla and Lizzy. Currently, Bella is a student at Laurel Spring Online Academy and she will graduate from high school in 2021. During Bella's spare time, she enjoys baking and sewing.
Bella had a birthday party at a local gym and she fell in love with gymnastics. She asked her mom if she could continue taking gymnastics classes when she was five years old. When Bella was living in Virginia, she trained at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Burke, VA. As a level 5 gymnast in 2012, Bella placed sixth in the all-around with a 37.050 and fourth on vault at the State Championships. She moved up to level 6 for the 2013 season where she placed first in the all-around with a 38.200 and first on all events. Bella was named to America's Top 100 on floor exercise and in the all-around. Following Bella's 2013 season, her family relocated to Dallas, TX, so Bella started training at Texas Dreams Gymnastics and has been there ever since.
Bella skipped level 7 and quickly moved up to level 8 for the 2014 season. At the State Championships, she scored a 38.025 in the all-around. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships, finishing first on floor exercise and fifth on uneven bars. She was named to America's Top 100 on balance beam. As a level 9 gymnast in 2015, Bella placed sixth in the all-around with a 37.475, first on balance beam and second on vault at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished fifth on vault and sixth on balance beam. Bella was named to America's Top 100 on vault (3 times), balance beam (4 times), floor exercise and in the all-around.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2016, Bella finished third in the all-around with a 37.250, first on floor exercise and second on balance beam at the State Championships. She qualified to Regionals. Bella was once again named to America's Top 100 on balance beam and floor exercise. In 2017, Bella finished eighth in the all-around and fourth on vault and floor exercise at the State Championships. She did well at the Region 3 Championships, finishing in the top ten in the all-around and placed third on floor exercise. This qualified Bella to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. At the Nationals, Bella scored a 37.275 in the all-around.
In 2018, Bella had a great meet at the WOGA Classic where she won the all-around title with a 38.000. She had the highest all-around score in entire level 10 competition where she qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. In March, Bella traveled to Chicago, IL for the Supergirl Cup where she placed seventh in the all-around with a 37.700, first on vault and fourth on floor exercise in a very tough group of juniors. At the Level 10 State Championships, Bella placed second in the all-around with a 38.475, first on vault and third on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. She then placed first in the all-around with a 38.200 and top three on all events at the Region 3 Championships. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Cincinnati, OH for the second time where she placed fifth in the all-around with a 38.100, second on balance beam and eighth on floor exercise.
Bella placed second on floor exercise, third on vault and seventh in the all-around at the 2019 Region 3 Championships. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN where she placed eighth in the all-around with a 38.050 and first on vault with a 9.775. In 2020, Bella qualified to the Level 10 State Championships but was unable to compete due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Bella trains 28 hours per week at Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Coppell, TX under coaches Alicia Goodwin, Marcus Harlin and Ned Lang. Her long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.
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