Natalie Briones, the daughter of Deo and Laurie Briones, placed first in the all-around at four of the six meets she competed in during the 2020 season, before the remainder of the campaign was cancelled. She finished 19th in the all-around, 15th in the uneven bars and 12th in the floor exercise at the 2019 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Championships. Briones also took first in the all-around at both the USAG Region 1 Championships and the Arizona State Championships. She won the Arizona State all-around championship in 2018, in addition to placing 16th in the all-around and ninth in the vault at the Junior Olympic Championships that season.
"Natalie's grace, amazing form, and impeccable lines are captivating," Chaplin said. "She is a strong all-around gymnast, and her uneven bars skills make everyone take notice. She is a quiet, confident athlete, and a strong leader in the gym. In addition to being an outstanding gymnast, Natalie is also a very talented pianist."
Briones is coached by Jack and Erin Carter at Carter's Gymnastics Academy.