A member of the 2016 class at Golden High School, Golden, Colorado, Alyssa began competing USAG in 2004, and the past seven years she has competed USAG optional level gymnastics: two years at level 8, three years at level 9, and level 10 the past two years.
In 2014 Alyssa competed Level 10, placing 3rd all-around at the Colorado State Championships, 10th at the Region 3 Championships, and qualified for and competed at the National Invitational Tournament.
Her first year level 9 she finished in the top twenty at Regionals. In 2011, she finished first on bars, floor and the all-around at the Airborne Classic and competed at Regionals. She had a very strong 2012 season, placing fourth on vault at the Pike’s Peak Cup and fourth on beam at the Denver Winterfest Classic. She also won the Level 9 all-around title at the Colorado State Championships in 2012. At Region 3 Championships in 2012, she placed third on beam, 13th all-around; and she went on to compete at the 2012 Western Nationals.
Alyssa is interested in attending a college or university and would like to compete NCAA-level gymnastics while furthering her academic studies to ultimately pursue an advanced degree and career in medicine.
Alyssa currently trains 20+ hours per week at TIGAR Gymnastics and Cheer in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She trains with elite gymnastics coaches Alex Shchennikov and Katia Shchennikova
2014 Competed Skills:
- Vault: Yurchenko layout
- Bars: jaeger-overshoot combination, freehip circle-handstand-toe-catch combination, giant double-back dismount
- Beam: switch leap, front aerial-side aerial combination, layout-stepout, round-off 1 ½ dismount
- Floor: double-pike, back double-full twist, front-layout front-layout combination, back-full twist
2015 New Skills:
- Vault: Yurchenko layout/half/full
- Bars: double-layout dismount
- Beam: side-salto, switch-side/tour jeté full, double-back dismount
- Floor: double-back, front-layout front-full combination, back double-full
- 2014 – Level 10 – NIT
- 2012 – Level 9 Western Nationals
- 2012 – Level 9 Colorado State Champion
- 2007 – Level 6 Colorado State Champion
Contact Information and Links:
GymDivas link: http://www.gymdivas.us/profile_minyard.htm
Born September 1998 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
5’3”, 120 lbs
Oldest child of Tom and Liz Minyard of Golden, Colorado
- skiing, biking, camping, music, cooking
- Junior at Golden High School
- Current GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 4.8 (Honors/AP weighted)
- Academic Honors
- AP US History (2014), AP Calculus (2015), AP Literature (2015), AP Physics (2015),
AP European History (2015)
- Science, Math, Medicine, Spanish/Languages