Chelsa Byrd

Hometown: North Little Rock, Ark.
Residence: North Little Rock, Ark.
Birth Date/Place: August 23, 1982/Little Rock, Ark.
Club: River City Gymnastics
Coach: Jamie Russenberger
School: Mills University Studies Magnet School
Year in School: 11th (Fall '98)
Began Gymnastics: 1988
Favorite Event: Vault
Hobbies: Running, going to movies, listening to music, reading

Chelsa is the elder of two children born to Cedric (UPS driver/service provider) and Phyllis (talented and gifted program teacher) Byrd. Younger brother Chandler competes in soccer and baseball. Chelsa began gym classes at age 5 because she liked to do cartwheels down the grocery store aisles. She's well-known for her muscles - according to her parents, when she was born her leg muscles looked like golf balls and when she started gymnastics her coaches said she was more muscular than any small child they'd ever seen. She has a 3.5 grade point average and calls algebra her favorite subject.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 24 Aug 1998