Nichelle Christopherson was born on April 28, 1996. She trained at Gymnastics Nevada through the 2005 season. She then moved to Flips USA for two seasons. Nichelle trained at Great American Gymnastics Express in Missouri in 2008 and 2009. She began training at Byers Gymnastics Center in the summer of 2009. She returned to GAGE in the fall of 2011. She will graduate from high school in 2014.
In 2004, Nichelle competed level four. She finished second all-around at the Flips USA Invitational. She placed third on bars and fourth all-around at the State Championships. She competed level six in 2005. She finished sixth all-around and second on beam at the State Championships. Nichelle moved up to level seven in 2006. She won vault, beam, floor and the all-around at the Flips USA Invitational. At the Long Beach Open, she placed third all-around. Nichelle competed level eight in 2007. She finished first on floor at both the Flips USA Invitational and San Diego Classic. In 2008, Nichelle placed second on vault and bars at the IGHOF Invitational. She won the all-around title at Regionals.
Nichelle began competing level ten in 2009. She finished second on floor at the Palm Beach Invitational. She competed at Regionals. In 2010, Nichelle finished first on bars and beam at the Red Heart 10.0 Invitational. She placed third all-around at the Golden State Classic. At the State Championships, she won vault, beam, floor and the all-around. In 2011, Nichelle finished first on bars, beam, and the all-around at the Delta Classic. She won vault at the Seattle Open. At the Byers Invitational, she won vault, bars, floor and the all-around. Nichelle placed first on vault, bars, floor and the all-around at the State Championships. At Regionals, she finished second on vault and first on bars. Nichelle placed sixth on vault and first on floor at JO Nationals. She qualified to junior international elite. Nichelle competed at the US Classic. In 2012, Nichelle won bars at the AOGC Invitational. Nichelle competed at the Parkette Invitational in 2013. She placed second on bars at the City of Lights Elite Qualifier.
Full Scholarship to UCLA
2011: US Classic
2011: JO Nationals- 6th VT, 1st FX
2010, 11: L10 State Champion
2008: L8 Regional Champion
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