Name: Nala Payton
Birthday: March 2, 1996
Grad Year: 2014
Club: Champion Stockton
Level: 9
Website: Club

Nala Payton was born on March 2, 1996. She trains at Champion Gymnastics Academy in Stockton, California. She will graduate from high school in 2014.

In 2006, Nala competed level seven. She won vault and placed sixth all-around at the State Championships. She competed level eight in 2007. She finished third on vault at the Golden State Classic. She placed second on bars at the State Championships. She finished in the top twenty at Regionals. In 2008, Nala finished first on vault and second all-around at the Wine Country Classic. She placed third all-around at the Gold Country Classic. She won vault and the all-around at the Spirit of the Flame Challenge. She placed fourth on bars at the State Championships. She competed at Regionals. In 2009, Nala finished third on vault at the Delta Classic. She placed fourth all-around at the Long Beach Open. She won vault at the State Championships. At Regionals, she placed second on vault and tenth all-around.

Nala began competing level nine in 2010. She finished second on vault at the Delta Classic. She finished 12th al-around at the State and Regional Championships. In 2011, Nala placed second on beam and floor at the Delta Classic. She won floor at the Novato Classic. At the Spirit of the Flame Challenge, she placed second on floor. She competed on three events at the State Championships. Nala finished first on beam at the 2012 Delta Classic. She placed third on beam at the National Gymnastics Festival and third on vault at the Long Beach Open. At the State Championships, she placed second on beam and fifth all-around. She competed on three events at Regionals. In 2013, Nala finished first on vault at the Great West Gym Fest and Delta Classic. She finished in the top ten at the State and Regional Championships. Nala finished 22nd all-around at Westerns.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

2013: L9 Westerns- 22nd AA

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