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Elizabeth Price Gymnast
Bridgeway Academy student, Elizabeth “Ebee” Price spent the weekend pursuing her dreams, placing fourth overall at the US Gymnastics Olympic Trials. We watched with anticipation on day one as she landed an incredible vault and impressed the judges with her floor routine. The standings indicated that her other two events were amazing as well. We knew in January Elizabeth Price was going far.
Because she had not competed in the international events or world championships with the other girls, Ebee did not get the same coverage of the other top picks. But by the end of Friday night, people were paying attention to this “newcomer,” Elizabeth Price. Her scores showed that she is a competitor worth noting who could really make a difference for the US Olympic Team.
When you combined her career best score (and the second best for the night) of 16.050 for her Amanar vault — a Yurchenko with 2 1/2 twists — her 14.900 for floor exercise and her 14.500 uneven bars routine, she landed in fourth place overall. If you missed it, check out her key routines here.
On Sunday, we gathered again with our eyes glued to the TV screen waiting for coverage of her second night. Once again Elizabeth Price made us proud with a performance and standing that held her fourth place position for the weekend and landing her the alternate’s position for the team. You can check out some of her key routines from day two here.
Only the first place all-around leader is guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team, and that place was earned by Gabby Douglas, from Virginia Beach. The other members of the team include McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber with alternates Sarah Finnegan, Anna Li, and Elizabeth Price.
Join us in celebrating Ebee’s amazing accomplishment! We are so proud of her and look forward to her traveling ‘across the pond’ for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Way to go, Ebee! And thank you for that smile.