Ashley Priess

Birthdate: 3/8/1990
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Champaign, IL
Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics
Head Coach: Mary Lee Tracy


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Career Highlights

Priess helped her team win a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships and also won a gold and a silver medal at the 2006 World Cup event in France. Priess is the daughter of Mel and Linda Priess. Her father is a sales manager and Priess has one sister, Courtney, who was an international elite gymnast and now competes at the University of Alabama. Priess recently signed a letter of intent to compete at Alabama, beginning with the 2008-09 school year. Priess would like to be an elementary school teacher in the future. She admires her family, Shannon Miller, Morgan White and Andrea Raducan.
Personal Information

Nickname: Ash
Hometown: Hamilton, OH

Name of High School: Lakota West
Year you began gymnastics: 1993
Favorite Event: bars
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My sister, Courtney, was a gymnast, and I always wanted to be just like her.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love to travel and compete all around the world. Also, I love that satisfying feeling at competitions when I've done my very best, and all of my hard work has paid off.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goal is to go to the 2008 Olympic Games.
Names of parents/guardians: Mom: LindaDad: Mel
Names of sibling(s): Sister: Courtney
Family members in sports: My mom was a gymnast at the University of Missouri, and my sister is a sophomore at the University of Alabama where she is a gymnast. My dad still pla

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: math
Hobbies or favorite activities: dancing, shopping, piano
Favorite music: Country, rap, rock, pop, Christian rock
Favorite TV show(s): One Tree Hill, Reba, American Idol, MTV
Favorite Food: chicken fajitas

National Competition Results

2013 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Los Angeles, Calif. - 3rd-Team
2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Duluth, Ga. - 1st-Team; 7th-AA(T), BB(T)
2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Gainesville, Fla. - 3rd-Team
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 5th-BB; 6th-AA, UB, FX
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan. - 1st-AA(T); 2nd-FX(T); 3rd-UB, BB; 4th-VT
2005 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va. - 1st-AA, UB; 2nd-FX; 5th- BB; 9th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 3rd-FX; 4th-AA, UB; 5th-BB; 7th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y. - 1st-AA, UB, FX; 2nd-BB; 9th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2004 American Classic, Ontario, Calif. - 3rd-UB; 5th-VT; 8th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2004 Podium Meet, New York, N.Y. - 1st-Team, AA; 2nd-FX; 4th-VT, UB; 8th-BB (Jr. Div.)
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 3rd-AA, UB, FX; 9th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2003 U.S. Classic, San Antonio, Texas - 3rd-AA, UB; 6th-BB, FX; 7th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2003 American Classic, Boston, Mass. - 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA; 5th-FX; 8th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2003 Podium Meet, Fairfax, Va. - 6th-UB; 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2002 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va. -
2001 Women's Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Eugene, Ore. - 3rd-UB

International Competition Results

2007 Houston International Invitational, Houston, Texas - 3rd-UB
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark - 2nd-Team; 10th-AA
2006 World Cup, Ghent, Belgium - 2nd-BB; 3rd-FX
2006 World Cup, Lyon, France - 1st-BB; 2nd-UB
2005 Massilla Gym Cup, Marseilles, France - 2nd-Team, BB; 7th-AA
2005 USA/GBR, Lilleshall, Great Britain - 1st-Team
2005 USA/SUI, Maggligen, Switzerland - 1st-Team
2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1st-Team; 2nd-UB; 3rd-AA; 4th-VT, FX (Jr. Div.)
2004 USA/Japan Dual Meet, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team, FX; 2nd-AA, UB; 3rd-VT
2003 USA/Japan, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team; 2nd-UB; 3rd-AA, FX