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Keira Wells, Augusta – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Advanced Physical Therapy

Augusta senior Keira Wells is one of the best gymnasts in the country.

Wells, who competes for the 316 Gymnastics team, has been competing for 14 years. She has admittedly learned how to be dedicated, make sacrifices, work hard and to have a positive mental attitude.

The gymnastics star has been a Level 10 gymnast for the last six years, making it to Nationals every year since seventh grade. Wells has reached elite competition, garnered a lot of attention and has turned the heads of so many around her.

“I learned discipline and how to push through challenges,” she said. “I really like the challenge of competing, and I am able to use my nervous energy in high-pressure situations.”

Wells had a “full circle” moment when she committed to Oklahoma, one of the top colleges in the country for gymnastics. After watching the Sooners and attending their team camps and youth camps, she received an offer and knew exactly where she could make her dreams come true.

“The coaching staff at OU is the best, and I love the family atmosphere of the team,” Wells said. “I can’t wait to be part of the OU family, and I’m looking forward to having them help me reach my full potential.”

Her strongest events are vault and floor, and she is very good on the balance beam, as well. But, like all good competitors, she isn’t content with where she is at.

“My weakest event is the bars, but I’m working on some new skills on bars and hope to really improve on the bars over the summer at OU,” Wells said.

Wells is a three-time National Champion in the vault. She will defend her title in May in what will seemingly be home-court advantage in Oklahoma.

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