Ava Piedrahita
Birthdate: 2/2/2004
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Other
Current Residence: Gaithersburg, MD
Club: Hill's Gymnastics
Head Coach: Cynthia Smaha
Other Coaches: Amy Martelli
About Ava Piedrahita
Birthplace: Olney, MD
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
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Instagram: Instagram.com/Ava_piedrahita
YouTube: YouTube.com/channel/UCYyWv0nKgiAvrgsF3exuegw

Year in School: Freshman
Name of High School: Damascus High School
High School Graduation Year: 2022
Name of College: Penn State University
College Graduation Year: 2026
Year you began gymnastics: 2009
Favorite Event: Uneven Bars
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mom started me in Gymnastics after I tagged along to my sister’s Gymnastics classes for awhile so that I don’t run all over the waiting room
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It has taught me to be organized and disciplined, it's taught me to work hard at setting goals and at achieving them! It's taught me to be motivated and driven at overcoming challenges and how not to give up when faced with disappointments
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goal is to make the region 7 All Star team and continue competing NCAA gymnastics at Penn State
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Kelly Piedrahita
Names of sibling(s): Older Brother Tony and older sister Kaitlyn
Family members in sports: My sister Kaitlyn is a high school varsity cheerleader as well as an Allstars competitive cheerleader
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Math
Hobbies or favorite activities: Arts & crafts, photography of sunsets, movies, swimming, hiking
Favorite music: Pop, EDM
Favorite book(s): Orbiting Jupiter
Favorite movie(s): Thor Ragnarok
Favorite TV show(s): The Flash
Favorite Food: Steak and chicken
Other sports involvement: I cheer on my sister’s competitive cheerleading and Damascus High School Football team
National Competition Results
  • 2019 Women's Junior Olympic National Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 7th-VT(T), UB(T); 8th-AA (Jr. D)
  • 2019 Nastia Liukin Cup, Greensboro, N.C. - 3rd-AA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2018 Women's Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio - 5th-FX(T) (Jr. C)
  • 2018 Nastia Liukin Cup, Hoffman Estates, Ill. - 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2016 Hopes Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 3rd-FX(T); 7th-UB; 9th-FX (12-13)
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
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline