Name: Kaia Parker
Club: Missouri Valley Gymnastics Inc.
Best event(s): Vault and floor
Kaia Parker of Missouri Valley Gymnastics has committed to Iowa State for the 2020-21 season.
Kaia is a three-time Junior Olympic qualifier, who began competing as a Level 10 gymnast in November 2014 at the Phillips Annual Gymnastics Invitational, where she won gold in the all around and on all four apparatuses. In 2015, she won gold in the all around, on vault and beam, silver on floor and bronze on bars at the Missouri State Championships. In 2016, she won silver on vault, bars and floor and bronze in the all around at the State Meet, and qualified to her first Junior Olympics, where she tied for thirty-second place in the all around. In 2017, she tied for twentieth place at her second Junior Olympics.
In 2018, she won gold in the all around and on floor, silver on bars and bronze on beam at the Annual Missouri Winter Games, and bronze on vault at the Region 4 Championships. She qualified to her third Junior Olympics, where she finished fifteenth on vault.
Here is Kaia’s YouTube channel.