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Dakota Earnest


Dakota Earnest

Dakota Earnest
— Gymnast —
Country represented  United States
Born (1993-11-16) November 16, 1993
Lubbock, Texas[1]
Hometown Tokio, Texas[2]
Residence Plains, Texas[3]
Discipline Trampolining
Level Senior International Elite
Club Acrospirits
Head coach(es) Will Green
Assistant coach(es) Sherry Mulkey

Dakota Earnest (born November 16, 1993) is an American trampolining gymnast. Earnest competed in the Women's Individual Trampoline at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara and won the silver medal.[4] Earnest was also named as the female trampoline alternate for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5]


  • Early life 1
  • London 2012 2
  • Accomplishments 3
    • National 3.1
    • International 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

London 2012

In 2011, Savannah Vinsant earned a place for the United States in the trampoline competition at the Olympics. The spot would be selected by three trial competitions during the Olympic year. The lowest scoring trial for each athlete would be dropped and the total would determine the athlete to represent the United States. The selection committee would select the alternates following that.[6]

Dakota placed second in the first trial and third in the second and third, including Nationals. Savannah Vinsant would place first during all three, earning her place to represent the United States at the 2012 London Olympics.[7] Dakota placed third in the Olympic trials selection points procedure. The committee selected Dakota as the first alternate. First alternates traveled to London to support their teammates and take their place if necessary.[8]



  • 2013 U.S. Elite Challenge, Frisco, Texas - 2nd-SY; 5th-TR
  • 2012 USA Gymnastics Trampoline Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 3rd-TR
  • 2012 Stars & Stripes Cup, Cleveland, Ohio - 3rd-TR
  • 2012 Elite Challenge, Tulsa, Okla. - 2nd-TR; 3rd-SY
  • 2011 U.S. Elite Championships, San Antonio, Texas - 1st-SY; 2nd-TR
  • 2011 U.S. Elite Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas - 3rd-TR; 7th-DM
  • 2011 Winter Classic, Houston, Texas - 1st-SY; 5th-TR
  • 2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 3rd-TR
  • 2010 Fairland Classic, Laurel, Md. - 3rd-TR
  • 2009 Final Selection Event, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-SY; 4th-TR (15-16) (Jr. Div.)
  • 2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-TR; 6th-SY (Jr. Div.)
  • 2009 U.S. Elite Challenge, Ft. Smith, Ark. - 3rd-TR; 5th-SY (Jr. Div.)
  • 2009 Winter Classic, Birmingham, Ala. - 7th-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2008 Stars and Stripes Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-SY; 3rd-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 4th-SY; 5th-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2008 U.S. Elite Challenge, Mobile, Ala. - 1st-TR; 5th-SY (Jr. Div.)
  • 2008 Winter Classic, Tulsa, Okla. - 2nd-SY
  • 2007 National Championships, Memphis, Tenn. - 1st-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2007 U.S. Elite Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2007 Winter Classic, Lubbock, Texas - 2nd-TR; 3rd-SY (Jr. Div.)
  • 2006 U.S. Championships, Schaumburg, Ill. - 4th-TU (Jr. Div.)[9]


  • 2012 Taiyuan World Cup, Taiyuan, China - 4th-SY
  • 2011 World Championships, Birmingham, England - 4th-TR (Team), SY
  • 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico - 2nd-TR
  • 2011 Salzgitter World Cup, Salzgitter, Germany -
  • 2011 Canada Cup, Alberta, Canada - 3rd-SY
  • 2011 Flower Cup, Aalsmeer, Netherlands - 4th-TR
  • 2010 Pan American Cup, Guadalajara, Mexico - 4th-TR
  • 2010 World Championships, Metz, France -
  • 2010 Frivolten Cup, Herrljunga, Sweden - 4th-TR
  • 2010 Pan American Championships, Daytona Beach, Fla. - (Jr. Div.)
  • 2009 World Age Group Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia - 4th-TR (15-16)
  • 2009 Canada Cup, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada - 1st-SY; 7th-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2008 Pan American Championships, Buenos Airies, Argentina - 1st-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 3rd-Team; 6th-TR (Jr. Div.)
  • 2006 Pan American Championships, Pan American Championships, Mexico - 3rd-TR (Jr. Div.)[10]


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  4. ^ "PHS student earns Silver Medal at 2011 Pan American games". Plainsisd. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
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External links

  • USA Gym profile
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