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Natasha Kelley

Gymnastics

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Biography
Kelley helped her team win the silver medal at the 2006 World Championships and was also a finalist on floor exercise. She was also the 2005 Junior National Champion. She is the daughter of Troy and Peggy and has a younger brother, Benji. She would like to become a school teacher when she is older and says her role model is Mary Lou Retton. Kelley recently signed a letter of intent to compete at the University of Oklahoma, beginning with the 2008-09 school year.

Personal Information
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Began Gymnastics In: 1993
How did you get involved?: I was enrolled in a mom and tot class at age 3.
Favorite Gymnastics Thing: My favorite parts about gymnastics are competing, traveling the world, and meeting people.
Favorite Event: Balance Beam
Goals: My goal is to make the 2008 Olympic Team.
School: Homeschooled
Grade: 12th
Favorite School Subject: math

Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite Music/Book: pop/rock
Favorite TV Show: Dancing With The Stars
Favorite Food: chicken, salad, fruit
Hobbies: Shopping, movies, hanging out with friends

National Competition Results
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif.: 6th-BB; 9th-UB; 10th-AA; 16th-FX
2007 U.S. Classic, Battle Creek, Mich.: 5th-UB
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn.: 2nd-AA, UB, BB; 4th-FX
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan.: 1st-AA(T), UB; 2nd-VT; 4th-BB, FX
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 1st-AA, BB, FX; 3rd-VT, UB(T) (Jr. Div)
2005 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va.: 8th-BB (Jr. Div)
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn.: 5th-VT; 7th-AA, FX; 10th-BB (Jr. Div)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y.: 5th-VT (Jr. Div)
2004 American Classic, Ontario, Calif.: 3rd-VT; 6th-AA; 7th-BB; 8th-UB (Jr. Div)
2004 Podium Meet, New York, N.Y.: 1st-UB; 3rd-AA; 5th-VT
2001 National Gymfest, Pomona, Calif.: 3rd-AA

International Competition Results
2007 Grand Prix, Glasgow, Scotland: 5th-BB(T)
2007 Houston International Invitational, Houston, Texas: 1st-AA; 1st-BB; 1st-FX; 1st-UB; 2nd-VT
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla.: 2nd-AA
2007 USA vs Great Britain International Competition, Lisburn, Ireland: 1st-Team; 2nd-UB; 4th-AA; 6th-VT
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark: 2nd-Team(T); 7th-FX
2006 World Cup, Moscow, Russia: 3rd-FX; 4th-VT; 6th-UB
2005 Pan American Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Team Alternate
2005 Junior Gymnastics Competition, Yokohama, Japan: 1st-AA, BB; 2nd-VT, UB, FX
2005 International Team Challenge, Long Island, N.Y.: 1st-Team; 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-VT, FX
2004 Pan American Individual Event Championships, Maracaibo, Venezuela: 2nd-BB
2004 USA/Canada, Houston, Texas: 1st-Team; 2nd-VT; 3rd-AA, BB, FX
2004 Olympiad Elite, Ensenada, Mexico: 1st-Team, AA, BB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-VT; 4th-UB
2004 Jr. Pan American Championships, San Salvador, El Salvador: 1st-BB; 1st-Team; 1st-VT; 3rd-AA