Reagan Kelley, a senior from Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka, has been named the Star Tribune's 2022-23 Metro Gymnast of the Year. This title comes after her impressive performance in Class 1A all-around championship for two consecutive years.
Kelley had to deal with a new stressor during this year's competition - performing alone due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite this challenge, she was able to repeat as Class 1A all-around champion with an outstanding score.
"I was nervous going into it without my teammates and having no one there," said Kelley. "But I knew I just had to focus on myself."
Kelley has been a top performer in gymnastics since she started competing at age six. She credits her success to her hard work and dedication over the years.
"I've always loved gymnastics and being able to do what I love every day is amazing," said Kelley.
Her coach, Lisa Larkin, praised Kelley's talent and work ethic.
"Reagan is an incredibly talented athlete who works extremely hard," said Larkin. "She sets high goals for herself and always strives to achieve them."
With graduation around the corner, Kelley plans on attending college but hasn't yet decided where or if she will continue competing in gymnastics at that level.
Congratulations Reagan Kelley on being named the Star Tribune’s 2022-23 Metro Gymnast of the Year!