The Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team announced the signing of four new gymnasts, Cristal Isa, Adrienne Randall and Hunter Dula, and Lauren Wong. Isa and Randall are both U.S. Junior Olympic national champions. Wong is local and will enroll in January 2018, while the other three will join the team in the summer of 2018. Because she will graduate from high school in December and enroll in January, Wong will be immediately eligible for competition in the 2018 season. Wong is from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Dula is also from Utah, hailing from Orem. Isa is from Henderson, Nev., and Randall is from Corona, Calif. The Red Rocks continue to add talented gymnasts to continue their incredible tradition.
Below is the complete press release from Utah Athletics about the signings:
SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah gymnastics team has announced the addition of four future Utes on National Signing Day. Signees Cristal Isa, Adrienne Randall and Hunter Dula will join the team next summer, while local gymnast Lauren Wong will enroll in classes this January.
“We are really pleased with our new class and believe that all four members will contribute to our future success,” said Utah co-head coach Tom Farden. “We’ve added two Junior Olympic national champions and the others have also achieved excellent results.”
Isa, a Henderson, Nev., native and a Junior Olympic national champion, is a member of the J.O. National Team. Randall, from Corona, Calif., is the other J.O. champion in the class, while Dula (Orem, Utah) is a top-10 J.O. all-around national finisher and Wong (Salt Lake City) is a regional bronze medalist.
Said Farden, “Cristal Isa has a competitive pedigree as a member of the U.S. Junior Olympic National Team and she is the complete all-arounder. She comes with a dynamic dismount sequence on the uneven bars and she has great style on the balance beam. Adrienne Randall is a standout on floor and balance beam and has a signature skill rarely seen in NCAA gymnastics on the beam—a full twisting swing down. Hunter Dula is particularly strong on bars, floor and vault and has a unique vault that is valued at a 10.0. With her background as the child of a father in the military, she has competed nationwide. We are thrilled to have Lauren Wong come to us as a midyear walk-on and she will challenge for a lineup spot on the uneven bars, which is a great event for her.”
Isa (pronounced ee-suh) was the 2017 J.O. national champion on the uneven bars and also placed second on beam and third in the all-around in the Senior B division at nationals. In 2016, she was the J.O. national runner up on bars and beam and placed fifth all-around in the Junior E division. At the 2017 Level 10 regionals, Isa placed first on bars and second in the all-around and on floor and she is a three-time Nevada state all-around champion (2015-17). She won the all-around at the 2017 Brestyans Las Vegas Invitational and qualified for the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup after placing first in the all-around, vault and beam at the Lady Luck Invitational.
Isa is coached by Cassie Rice and Jill Preston at Gymcats and attends Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev. She is the daughter of Stan Isa and Nancy Hara-Isa.
Randall was the 2017 J.O. national champion on the balance beam and placed fourth on floor and sixth in the all-around in the Senior C division at nationals. She took second on floor at the 2016 J.O. National Championships. Randall is a seven-time Level 10 regional champion, including two all-around titles (2016, 2017) and three beam titles (2014, 2016, 2017). She was the 2016 regional bar and floor champion. A two-time all-around and beam silver medalist at the So. Cal State Championships (2016, 2017), Randall was the 2015 state champion on floor. She competed in the 2013 National Elite Qualifier, placing second on beam and third in the all-around and on bars. She took second all-around in the compulsories.
Randall is coached by Kathy Strate and Terry Gray at SCEGA and attends River Springs High School in Temecula, Calif. She is the daughter of John Randall and Jennifer Smerdel.
Dula (pronounced doo-luh) placed 10th in the all-around at the 2017 J.O. Nationals in the Junior E division. She also qualified for the 2015 and 2016 J.O. championships. A 2016 Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier, Dula was the 2017 Level 10 regional runner-up on floor, placing in the top seven in the all-around, beam and bars. She won the 2015 regional uneven bar title. At the 2017 Utah State Championships, she was the all-around and bar champion while finishing second on vault and beam and third on floor. Dula placed in the top three in the all-around and on floor and bars at the 2016 North Carolina State Championships.
Dula is coached by Jimmy Pratt, Dawn Johnson and Brad Cattermole at All-American Gymnastics in Orem, Utah and attends Timpanogos High School. She is the daughter of Jeff Dula, a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, and Shelley Jo Dula. Born in Utah, she has also lived in Illinois, Texas and North Carolina.
Wong will graduate from Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School in December. She has completed enrollment requirements to begin classes at Utah in January and will be immediately eligible for competition. Wong has qualified into Level 10 regionals for the past three years, placing fifth on bars and 10th in the all-around in 2017 in the Senior C division. She was third on beam at the 2016 regionals in the Junior F division. Wong placed second on beam, third on bars and third in the all-around at the 2017 Utah State Championships. At the 2015 Utah state meet, she won the silver in the all-around and on vault, bars and beam, while placing third on floor. Wong won the uneven bars at the 2015 Lady Luck Invitational, and at the 2017 event, she placed second in the all-around and third on bars. She was a silver medalist on floor at the 2016 Brestyans Las Vegas Invitational.
Wong trains under Gabe Conner, Carolyn Taylor and Leonid Matsyuk at USA Gymnastics World. She is the daughter of Bob Wong and Kristina Callis Duffin.