My Profile

Hezly Rivera

Birthdate:
6/4/2008

Program:
Women's Artistic

Level:
Senior

Current Residence:
Plano, TX

Club:
WOGA Gymnastics

Head Coach:
Valeri Liukin

Other Coaches:
Anna Liukin

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Hezly Rivera

Career Highlights

  • 2024 Winter Cup balance beam champion and all-around & floor exercise bronze medalist

Personal Information

  • Nickname: Hez
  • Birthplace: Hackensack, NJ
  • Hometown: Oradell, NJ
  • Twitter/X: @hezrivera
  • Facebook: Facebook.com/Hezly Rivera
  • Instagram: Instagram.com/hezrivera
  • Name of High School: Connection Academy
  • High School Graduation Year: 2026
  • Year you began gymnastics: 2013
  • Favorite Event: Bars
  • How did you get involved in gymnastics: At the age of 5 I attended a friends birthday party that was celebrated in a gymnastics facility and the staff at the facility approached my parents and told them that they should try to have me try out for the team and that's what they did.
  • Favorite thing about gymnastics: flipping in the air and my teammates
  • What are your goals for gymnastics?: Make the National team and have a chance to represent USA at the Olympics
  • Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Henry Rivera and Heidy Ruiz
  • Names of sibling(s): Hanly Rivera and Carhelis Abreu
  • Family members in sports: Hanly Rivera

Interests Outside the Gym

  • Favorite school subject: Math
  • Hobbies or favorite activities: Shopping
  • Favorite music: Katy Nichole
  • Favorite book(s): Mamba Mentality
  • Favorite movie(s): Spy Kids 2
  • Favorite TV show(s): Family Reunion
  • Favorite Food: Rice and beans with chicken and avocado
  • Charity Involvement: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Food for the Poor
  • Other sports involvement: Gymnastics is all the sports I need!

National Competition Results

  • 2024 Core Hydration Classic, Hartford, Conn. -
  • 2024 Winter Cup, Louisville, Ky. - 1st-BB(T); 3rd-AA, FX
  • 2023 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, UB, BB; 5th-VT (Jr. Div.)
  • 2023 Core Hydration Classic, Hoffman Estates, Ill. - 6th-UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2023 Winter Cup, Louisville, Ky. - 1st-AA, BB, FX; 4th-VT; 7th-UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2022 OOFOS U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Tampa, Fla. - 3rd-FX(T); 6th-AA, UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2022 U.S. Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah - 1st-BB; 2nd-AA, FX; 4th-VT (Jr. Div.)
  • 2022 Winter Cup, Frisco, Texas - 3rd-AA; 6th-UB, FX; 8th-VT (Jr. Div.)
  • 2018 GK Hopes Championships, Columbus, Ohio - 3rd-FX; 5th-VT(T) (10-11)
  • 2018 Hopes Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah - 1st-FX(T); 4th-VT(T), UB; 6th-AA (10-11)

International Competition Results

  • 2024 Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 3rd-Team; 4th-BB; 9th-AA
  • 2023 Junior World Championships, Antalya, Turkey - 2nd-Team, FX; 8th-UB
  • 2022 DTB Pokal Cup, Stuttgart, Germany - 1st-Team (Jr. Div.)

LEGEND

  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acrobatic: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around | CB = Combined
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline
  • Parkour: FS - Freestyle | SP = Speed