Born: February 22, 1996
Residence: Saratoga, CA
At just 15-years-old Lizzie Ioannou competes both individually and as part of the Mt. Eden A Team. Ioannou began vaulting at age seven, gaining many accolades in the short time since.
As a nine-year-old Ioannou was the flyer on Mt. Eden?s National Champion A Team. At age 10 she was a member of the National Champion F.A.M.E. team that won the Silver medal at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. As a member of the Mt. Eden team, Ioannou was also on the 2009 National Champion A Team.
Ioannou has also enjoyed a great deal of success vaulting individually as well. She was the AVA National High Point Champion at Copper (2005) Bronze (2006) and Silver (2007). Also in 2007 she was the AVA/USEF National Champion at the Silver level.
She is currently in her fourth year vaulting at the gold level. She was ranked among the top 10 US female vaulters the past two years.
Ioannou competed in her first individual international competition in April 2010, at the CVI Ermelo finishing in eighth place.
When she is not training or doing schoolwork, she enjoys shopping, scary movies, ?Glee? and the occasional donut.