Name: Ava Mabanta
Club: Denton Gymnastics Academy
Best event(s): Beam
Ava Mabanta of Denton Gymnastics has committed to Denver for the 2022-23 season.
Ava began competing as a Level 10 gymnast in December 2016 at the Texas Classic, where she won bronze on beam. In 2017, she became Texas champion on balance beam, and qualified to her first Region 3 Championships, where she finished thirtieth in the all around. In 2018, she won gold in the all around and on beam, as well as silver on vault at the State Championships. She went on to win silver medals in the all around and on floor at Regionals, and qualified to her first Junior Olympics. There, she tied for fourth place on beam in the Junior B division.
Ava is attempting to qualify to elite. Her sister Isabel Mabanta, who is the 2018 national champion on beam in the Junior F division, also qualified elite in 2018.