Name: Ella Zirbes
Club: Flips Gymnastics
Best events: All around
Ella Zirbes of Flips Gymnastics has committed to Utah for the 2023-24 season.
Ella is competing as both a junior elite and a Level 10 gymnast. As an elite athlete, she was third in the all around at the 2018 Hopes Championships and won gold on floor. In 2019, she competed at the Junior World Championships Trials, where she finished nineteenth in the all around, and at the Junior American Classic, where she finished twenty-fourth in the all around
As a Level 10 gymnast, in 2019 she was crowned Minnesota champion in the all around and on vault, and Region 4 champion in the all around, vault, bars and floor. She went on to have an outstanding Junior Olympics: she won gold in the all around and on bars, and silver on vault and floor in the Junior B division.
Ella wrote on Instagram: ‘I’m so excited to announce that I’ve verbally committed to attend University of Utah on a full ride athletic scholarship. I’m excited and honored to join the Red Rocks family. Thank you to my coaches Bart and Lori Roskoski @flipsgym_mn for coaching and guiding me in my journey. I am grateful to all the colleges that expressed an interest in me. #utahgymnastics #utes ❤️❤️’.