Matthew Moniz

Birthdate: 6/21/1987
Program: Trampoline & Tumbling
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Aiea, HI
Club: Hawaii Academy
Head Coach: Dr Max Vercruyssen

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Career Highlights

Matt is the son of Noela Moniz. He has one older brother, Wallace (Kawika). Matt's favorite subject in school is Hawaii Language. After graduation, he would like to take some culinary classes and continue doing trampoline while getting his college education. Matt hopes to follow in the tradition of outstanding U.S. senior double mini champions Keith Douglas, Casey Finley, Josh Vance, David Ford and Derek Stangel.
Personal Information

Name of College: Leeward Communitiy College
Year you began gymnastics: 2001
Favorite Event: double mini
Favorite thing about gymnastics: My favorite thing about gymnastics is when I finally learn a new pass or routine after trying for so long. It's exciting and makes me want to do more.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: to medal in international competitions
Names of parents/guardians: My motheris Noela Moniz, and she is a single parent.
Names of sibling(s): Older brother-Kawika, also participated in gymnastics while in high school


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Hawaii language
Hobbies or favorite activities: working on cars, internet surfing

National Competition Results

2007 National Championships, Memphis, Tenn. - 4th-DM
2007 U.S. Elite Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 3rd-SY; 7th-DM; 11th-TR
2007 Winter Classic, Lubbock, Texas - 10th-TR; 11th-DM
2006 U.S. Championships, Schaumburg, Ill. - 3rd-DM
2005 U.S. Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-DM; 12th-TR (Jr. Div.)
2005 U.S. Elite Challenge, Phoenix, Ariz. - 1st-DM; 18th-TR
2005 Winter Classic, Fort Smith, Ark. - 13th-TR, DM (Jr. Div.)
2004 Junior Olympic Championships, Tampa, Fla. - 1st-DM; 5th-TR
2004 Winter Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2nd-TR, DM (Jr. Div.)
2003 Junior Olympic Championships, Sacramento, Calif. - 8th-DM; 19th-TR
2003 Winter Classic, Tampa, Fla. - 1st-DM; 10th-TR (Jr. Div.)
2002 Junior Olympic Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-TR; 4th-DM

International Competition Results

2006 Flanders International Cup, Ghent, Belgium - 3rd-DM
2005 International Age Group Competition, Eindhoven, Netherlands - 7th-DM
2005 Canadian Championships, Vancouver, B.C., Canada - 4th-DM; 11th-TR
2005 Scandinavian Open, Haslev, Denmark - 11th-TR
2005 Flower Cup, Aalsmeer, Netherlands - 43rd-TR