Elizabeth Price was an alternate to the 2012 Olympic team
and is one of the best vaulters in the world. Price is a gymnast to watch in the future, both as an elite gymnast with Olympic potential, and an NCAA star.
An Explosive Vaulter:
Olympic vault silver medalist McKayla Maroney
has the best Amanar
in the world on the women's side, but Elizabeth Price is a close second. Price scored a massive 16.05 on her vault on the first night of the 2012 Olympic Trials, one of only three scores above 16.00 during the competition (Maroney had the other two, with a 16.10 and a 16.15 for her vaults during the two-day meet).
Watch Elizabeth Price on vault
A Solid all-Arounder:
Price isn't just a vaulter, though. She can compete well on all four events, and even placed fourth all-around at the 2012 Olympic Trials
. Her impressive showing, along with a fifth place all-around rank at the 2012 US nationals
, proved she may well be a force to reckon with in future gymnastics meets. Price, along with fellow Olympic alternate Sarah Finnegan
, and junior champs Katelyn Ohashi and Lexie Priessman, could well lead the US in the upcoming years.
Elizabeth Price was born on May 28, 1996 to David and Diane Price. She has two younger brothers, Ethan and Elijah, and calls Coopersburg, PA as her hometown.
Price goes by the nickname Ebee, and told USA Gymnastics that she started the sport in 1999 because her "mom wanted to tire [her] out." Price trains nearly 40 hours a week at Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, and is coached by Bill and Donna Strauss, Robin Netwall, and John Holman.
Price's favorite events in gymnastics are bars and floor. She likes to read Neal Schusterman books, listen to Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, and watch Pretty Little Liars.
Price's official website is gym-style.com/elizabeth, she tweets from @elizabeth_ebee, and her facebook page is at Facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Price/17484262.
International Competition Results
- 2012 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy: 1st team; 6th all-around; 2nd vault; 7th bars (tie); 5th floor
- 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy (Junior Division): 1st team; 7th all-around; 3rd vault; 8th floor (tie)
2012 US Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif.: 4th all-around, 5th bars; 4th floor
- 2012 Visa Championships (US nationals), St. Louis, Mo.: 5th all-around; 8th bars; 5th floor
- 2012 Secret US Classic, Chicago, Ill.: 5th all-around; 2nd vault (tie); 4th bars
- 2011 Visa Championships (US nationals), Saint Paul, Minn. (Junior Division): 5th vault (tie); 4th bars
- 2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. (Junior Division): 3rd bars (tie)
- 2010 Visa Championships (US nationals), Hartford, Conn. (Junior Division): 5th vault; 5th bars (tie)
Other Top American Gymnasts:
2012 Olympic Gymnastics Highlights
Amazing Action Shots
A Gymnastics Dictionary