Jaylene Gilstrap

Birthdate: 6/3/2002
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: McKinney, TX
Head Coach: Gina Logan & Marnie Futch

Personal Information

Birthplace: Denton, TX
Hometown: Mckinney, TX

Name of High School: Texas Connections Academy
High School Graduation Year: 2020
Name of College: University of Utah
College Graduation Year: 2024
Year you began gymnastics: 2010
Favorite Event: Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was initially a dancer and my instructor wanted me to take gymnastic class to learn 'flips' and when I moved to Texas I enrolled in a class and fell in love with the sport and never went back to dance classes!
Favorite thing about gymnastics: That is a hard question for me as I love so much about the sport, but if I had to pick I would say I have two favorites: 1. The amazing friendships I have made throughout my time in gymnastics and 2. Is the feeling of competing in competitions.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: It is my dream to represent the U.S. at the Olympics.
Names of parents/guardians: Jeremy & Michelle
Names of sibling(s): Older brother Jaydan
Family members in sports: Dad played Division 1 football-Brother plays football/basketball

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Literature
Hobbies or favorite activities: Of course gymnastics but, I also love to draw, read, swim, teach my dog, Java, tricks and of course hang out with my friends.
Favorite music: I mostly enjoy pop/country music
Favorite book(s): The Fault in our Stars
Favorite movie(s): Pitch Perfect
Favorite TV show(s): The Office
Favorite Food: Italian food
Charity Involvement: Allen Community Outreach, Preston Trail, and Special Olympics

National Competition Results

2019 GK U.S. Classic, Louisville, Ky. -
2019 American Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah - 3rd-FX; 5th-BB; 7th-VT(T)
2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Boston, Mass. -
2018 GK U.S. Classic, Columbus, Ohio -
2018 American Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah - 4th-BB; 5th-VT(T), FX(T); 9th-AA
2016 P&G Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - (Jr. Div.)
2016 Secret U.S. Classic, Hartford, Conn. - (Jr. Div.)
2015 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results