Sahara Gipson was born on May 6, 1997. She trained at US Gymnastics Developmental Center in New Jersey through the 2013 season. She then moved to Galaxy in New York. She graduated from high school in 2014.
Sahara competed level four during the 2006-2007 season. She competed level six during the 2007-2008 season. She won bars and the all-around at the State Championships. She competed level seven in the late fall of 2008. She won floor at the Rutgers Classic. She place second all-around at the Greater New York Invitational. In 2009, she won vault, beam, floor and the all-around at the Shining Stars Invitational. She finished the 2009 season as a level eight.
Sahara began competing level nine in 2010. She finished second on vault at the Sand Dollar Invitational. She placed fourth all-around at the Nittany Spring Invitational. She placed second on vault at the Red Rose Invitational. She finished fourth on vault at the State Championships. She finished in the top fifteen at Regionals. Sahara did not compete in 2011. In 2012, she won vault and floor at the Legacy Elite Winter Classic. She finished first on floor and second all-around at the Little Bigger Invitational. She placed second on floor at the Fantasia Optional Classic. At the State Championships, she won vault. She placed third on vault at Regionals.
Sahara began competing level ten during the 2012-2013 season. She finished third all-around at the Christmas on the Chesapeake meet. She placed second on vault at the Metroplex Challenge. She won vault and placed third all-around at the Manhattan Classic. Sahara finished first on vault at the Fantasia Optional Classic. She finished first on vault and eighth all-around at the State Championships. She finished 14th all-around at Regionals. During the 2013-2014 season, Sahara won vault at the Balloon Classic. She finished second on vault at the World Class Invitational.
Rutgers Team Member
2013: L10 State VT Champion
2012: L9 State VT Champion
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