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Daniela Castillo
Birthdate: 4/9/2002
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Other
Current Residence: Sunrise, FL
Club: American Twisters
Head Coach: Christy Ramirez
Other Coaches: Gary Anderson
About Daniela Castillo
Nickname: Lala
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Hometown: Coconut Creek, FL
Name of High School: Miami Dade Online
High School Graduation Year: 2020
Name of College: University of Iowa
College Graduation Year: 2024
Degree/Major: Journalism
Year you began gymnastics: 2007
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My grandfather's great desire was to enroll my father into gymnastics but they weren't really financially able, so they thought it would be a great idea to enter both my sister and I into the sport and it just clicked from there.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love the challenging aspect of it. There is always a risk and always a something to overcome which keeps the sport enticing.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goals for gymnastics are to win an NCAA championship for the University of Iowa.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Ana and Luis Castillo
Names of sibling(s): Hanna Castillo
Family members in sports: My father did sports such as karate and baseball, my sister is a gymnast as well, and my mother was a contemporary dancer.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Psychology for sure.
Hobbies or favorite activities: Singing and writing.
Favorite music: A little bit of every genre, but band would be for sure, My Chemical Romance
Favorite book(s): Witch and Wizard Series by James Patterson
Favorite movie(s): X-Men Origins, London Has Fallen, or pretty much anything patriotic.
Favorite TV show(s): Impractical Jokers
Favorite Food: Sushi and Burgers
National Competition Results
  • 2019 Women's Junior Olympic National Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 4th-VT(T) (Sr. C)
  • 2018 Nastia Liukin Cup, Hoffman Estates, Ill. - 10th-AA
  • 2016 Women's Junior Olympic National Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - 6th-FX(T) (Jr. B)
International Competition Results
  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic: AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acro: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around/Combined
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline
  • Parkour: FS - Freestyle | SP = Speed