Olivia Dunne gymnastics
Hi, my name is Olivia, but my friends call me Livvy. I started gymnastics when I was three because I wanted a shiny pink catsuit. But little did I know how exciting the future lay before me. When I was five years old, I was invited to my ENA gym for a tryout with the reserves. When I first competed, I knew I had a passion for the sport. I went from a 5th to an 8th class in one year after winning the 4th class state championship and breaking the state all-around record. When I was nine years old, I competed in grade 9 and made it to regionals. The next year, when I was ten, I finished class 10 and went to NIT. My coach and I decided to try and prepare for America. Qualify for the challenge. I was so excited when I achieved my goal and finished second in the hopeful class. During the 2013/2014 season, I worked really hard to improve my skills and was the youngest athlete in the country to qualify for Jr. International Elite. I competed in the 2015 US Classic and finished 8th all-around. I’ve qualified for the 2015 P&G National Championships!
In 2016, I participated in the Bresteyn Elite Qualifier in Las Vegas, where I finished first. I’ve introduced a new floor exercise that includes some upgrades such as: B. Double rows and 2 1/2 rounds. At the KPAC Elite Qualifier in North Carolina, I finished first with a 14.2. At the Secret American Classic 2016 I received my qualifying results for the Procter & Gamble Championship in St. Louis, Missouri. I competed in the 2016 Procter & Gamble Championship and won two medals in floor and beam.
I attended national team training camp at the US Olympic Training Center in Texas. In March 2017, I was selected to represent the United States in the Jesolo Trophy in Italy. It’s an honor to be named to the U.S. National Team. Our U.S. junior team won the all-around gold medal! That was so exciting.
In the spring of 2017, I was awarded a full-time athletic scholarship to LSU for 2020. I look forward to joining their team in the future. During the 2017 Elite season, I successfully competed in the US Classic in Chicago and went home with 3 medals in beam, floor and 5th in all-around. I also competed in the P&G Championships in California where I won medals in floor and beam.
In 2018, I made my senior team debut in Jesolo, Italy. I also competed in the 2018 US Classic and the 2020 US National Championships in Boston.
In the fall of 2019, I signed a national letter of intent to attend LSU on a full-time gymnastics scholarship. I also started in class 10 and finished 1st all-around at the Atlanta Centennial Classic in Georgia, the Classic Rock Invitational in Arizona, and the Elevate the Stage in Ohio. I qualified for the 2020 Nastia Cup with the highest score at the Elevate the State conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 6.