Laurie Hernandez was born on June 9, 2000. She trains at Monmouth Gymnastics. She will graduate from high school in 2018.
In 2008, she competed level four. She won floor and placed second all-around at the Rutgers Classic. At the Christmas City Classic, she swept the gold medals. In January, she won vault, beam, floor and the all-around at the State Championships. She set records on each of the events. Laurie then moved up to level five. She swept the Sportsplex Invitational and Lucky Star Challenge. At the State Championships, she won beam, floor and the all-around. In the fall, she made the National TOPs Team.
She competed level six in January of 2010. She won the State Championships. She then moved up to level seven. She won bars, floor and the all-around at the Star Struck Invitational. She then competed level eight. She won floor. Laurie tested hopes at the Buckeye Classic. At the State Championships, she won beam, floor and the all-around. Laurie ended her season at Regionals, winning the all-around title. She placed second on beam and floor. Laurie competed level nine in 2011. She won all five gold medals at the Star Struck Invitational. She then moved up to level ten. She placed first on floor and third all-around at the Parkette Invitational. She placed third all-around in the elite qualifier session at the WOGA Classic. At the State Championships, she finished first on beam and third all-around. In 2012, Laurie finished first on beam at the State Championships. Laurie finished second on floor and fifth all-around at Regionals. As a junior international elite, she placed second on beam at the American Classic. She finished sixth on floor and seventh on beam at the US Classic. She competed at the Visa Championships. In 2013, Laurie won the all-around at the Fantasia Optional Classic. She was added to the National Team after the July National Training Camp. Laurie finessed first on floor, third on vault, third on beam and second all-around at the American Classic. She placed first on floor, eighth on vault, eighth on bars and sixth all-around at the US Classic. At the US National Championships, she finished second on bars, floor and the all-around! She also placed third on beam and fifth on vault.
2013: US National Championships- 2nd AA
2012: Visa Championships
2012: JO National Qualifier
2010: L8 Regional Champion
2009: National TOPs Team
2009: L5 State Champion
2009: L4 State Champion
2008: TOPs Diamond Team
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