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Biography - Maya Nelson, CO

MAYA NELSON
2019-20 Team USA Ranking: No. 3 at 63 kg/138.75 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 1 (2017-18, 2019-20)
Residence: Denver, Colo.
Club: Sunkist Kids
College: University of the Cumberlands
High School: Denver, Colo. (Denver East)
Born: September 20, 1997

Past Age-Group World Teams
2017 Junior Worlds (5th at 63 kg) 

Career Highlights:
•    2017 Junior World champion
•    2017 and 2019 U23 World Team member 
•    2019 Final X runner-up
•    2016 Junior World bronze medalist
•    Two-time Junior World Team member (2016, 2017)
•    2017 U.S. Open runner-up
•    2014 Cadet Pan American champion
•    Four-time Fargo champion

Past Age-Group World Teams
2019 U23 Worlds (7th at 65 kg), 2017 U23 Worlds (13th at 63 kg), 2017 Junior Worlds (gold at 63 kg), 2016 Junior Worlds (bronze at 63 lg)

Career Biography:
2020:
Second in U.S. Open (Dec. 2019)
2019: Seventh in U23 World Championships… Final X runner-up… Senior World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion… U23 World Team Trials champion… Second in U.S. Open… Fifth in Dan Kolov International (Bulgaria)… Fifth in German Grand Prix… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2017: Junior World champion… Junior World Team Trials champion… U23 World Team Trials champion…Third in U.S. Senior World Team Trials… Second in University Nationals… Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in U.S. Open…
2016: UWW Junior World Championships bronze medalist… Fifth in Grand Prix of Spain… Junior World Team Trials champion… University Nationals champion… Third in U.S. Open…
2015: Fourth in Bill Farrell International… Second in UWW Junior World Team Trials… Sixth in U.S. Open… Nordhagen Classic champion…
2014: Second in UWW Junior World Team Trials… Austria Ladies Open champion… German Grand Prix champion… Cadet Pan American champion…
2013: Second in UWW Cadet World Team Trials…
Age-Group Achievements: 2013, 2014 and 2015 Junior Nationals champion… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion… Second in 2013 Junior Folkstyle Nationals…Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals…
College: Attended the University of the Cumberlands…

Twitter: @MayaNelson2015
Instagram: mayagnelson