Brenna Dowell is an elite and collegiate gymnast from Odessa, Missouri, who trains at GAGE and competes for the University of Oklahoma.
After a few years of elite competition, Dowell broke out onto the scene in 2013 when she captivated fans with her powerful and impressive tumbling and amazing, difficult connections on bars. She placed third in the all-around at that year’s Secret U.S. Classic and P&G Championships. Later that year, she was named an individual competitor to represent Team USA at World Championships but was later demoted to alternate status.
Dowell competed her freshman year at Oklahoma in 2015, where she helped the Sooners finish third in the NCAA Championships and earned a silver on floor. The Missouri native then decided to defer her sophomore year at Oklahoma to take another shot at an Olympic berth.
Following years of being an alternate on World Championship teams, Dowell finally made a team in 2015, where Team USA continued its dominance and won the team gold.
She is known for her strong and dynamic tumbling, including her eponymous front handspring double pike, and big connections on uneven bars, which is what Dowell would contribute to Team USA in pursuit of the Rio Games.