Makayla Maxwell of Go For It USA has committed to Iowa State for the 2018-19 season.
Maxwell began competing as a Level 10 gymnast in 2015. Her first meet was the Lady Luck Invitational, where she tied for bronze on vault. Later that year, she competed at the Nevada State Championships, where she finished fourth on vault and eighth in the all around. She qualified to the Region 1 Championships, where she was fourteenth on beam and twenty-seventh in the all around. In 2016, she requalified to the State Championships, where she was sixth on vault and ninth in the all around. At Regionals, she improved from the previous year, tying for fifth on vault and finishing twenty-ninth in the all around. 2017 was an excellent year for Maxwell. At the State Championships, she was second on floor and vault (tied) and was fifth in the all around. At Regionals, she tied for bronze on floor and was seventh in the all around. Maxwell completed her season at her first ever Junior Olympic National Championships, where she tied for sixth on vault and for tenth in the all around in the Senior B category.
Grace Woolfolk of Gymstars has also recently committed to Iowa State for the 2018-19 season.