You may have heard of Simon Biles; now it’s time for you to meet Tulsa native, Jayla Moss.
Moss, 10, took the Oklahoma Level 6 Gymnastics State Championship by storm last weekend, winning the All-Around Title out of 109 competitors, which is a remarkable achievement since she only started training three years ago.
Moss is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in Oklahoma gymnastics; she usually places in the top three at competitions. Her dynamite tumbling and incredible balance combined with a keen ability to focus under pressure to bring her four first-place finishes and one second-place finish at last weekend’s competition in Jenks, Okla. She placed first in three out of four events: Vault – 9.65 – 1st Place; Bars – 9.4 – 1st Place; Beam – 9.7 – 2nd Place; Floor – 9.6 – 1st Place; and All Around – 38.375 – 1st Place.
Moss’ commitment is shown by her adherence to a strict training schedule. She trains four hours a day, five days a week at Dynamo Gymnastics, home of 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, Shannon Miller.
Moss is already looking toward the future. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma, which is a superb choice for gymnastics because the Sooners have the number one ranked team in the collegiate field.