|Name Riley Watson|
|Birthday May 23, 2003|
|Hometown Round Rock, Texas |
|Parents Tom and Elizabeth Watson |
|Siblings Two brothers, AJ and Trey |
|School Cedar Ridge High School |
|Grad Year Class of 2021 |
Riley Morgan Watson was born on May 23, 2003 in Austin, TX to Tom and Elizabeth Watson. Riley has two older brothers, AJ and Trey. Riley was an honor student at her middle school and is looking forward to the new academic challenges her high school will provide. Riley enjoys volunteering in her community through varies organizations. In her spare time Riley enjoys swimming, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
Riley was introduce to her passion of gymnastics through the Capital Gymnastics Mother's Day program in 2007 and never looked back. Riley competed level 4 in 2011, level 5 in 2012 and tested out of level 6. As a level 7 gymnast in 2014, Riley qualified to the Region 3 Championships, finishing first on vault and tenth in the all-around with a 37.425.
In 2016, Riley moved up to level 8. At the State Championships, she finished second in the all-around with a 38.175, second on balance beam, third on uneven bars and fourth on vault. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she placed second in the all-around with a 38.150, third on vault and fourth on uneven bars and balance beam. Riley competed in two level 9 meets in 2017 where she placed in the top two in both meets. She quickly moved up to level 10 for the rest of the season. At the State Championships, she placed sixth on floor exercise with a 9.250 and qualified to the Region 3 Championships. In 2018, Riley placed third on vault and fourth on balance beam at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed in the top ten on vault. In May of 2018, Riley moved to Austin Elite Gymnastics Training Center in Lakeway, TX.
Riley trains 21 hours per week at Austin Elite Gymnastics Training Center in Lakeway, TX under coach Mike Hillin. Riley is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast as well as to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.