Alysen Fears got her start in gymnastics at the age of three after her mom noticed her climbing on everything and the strength and coordination she had at an early age. Alysen began competing in 2009 as a level 4 with SCEGA. Alysen had a great first season of competitive gymnastics and went on to win the vault, bars, and all around titles at the SoCal South State Championships. During the Summer of 2010, Alysen participated in TOPs Testing and made the TOPs National B Team. That fall, Alysen competed level 5 and finished her season at the South State Championships where she finished fourth on beam. Alysen competed her last season of compulsories in 2011 as a level 6. She had a solid season and finished fourth on beam and sixth on floor at state.
Alysen began her optional career as a level 7 in 2012. At her first meet of the season, the Arizona Grand Invitational, Alysen placed second on beam and floor, and placed third all around. Alysen quickly improved throughout the season and went on to win the beam title and place third all around at the SoCal State Championships. In the Summer, Alysen participated in TOPs again, and went on to break the beam skills score record at National Testing. Alysen went on to make the TOPs National B Team. As a level 8 in 2013, Alysen opened up her season at the Lady Luck Invitational where she placed second on bars and in the all around. At the SoCal State Championships, Alysen placed sixth on beam and qualified to the Region 1 Championships where she placed fourth on beam.
In 2014, Alysen competed both level 9 and Hopes. She began her level 9 season at the Lady Luck Invitational where she won the bars and all around titles. Half way through her level 9 season, Alysen competed at the California Classic National Elite Qualifier where she won the bars, beam, floor, and all around titles, and qualified for Hopes 10-11 and the US Challenge. Two weeks later, Alysen competed at the SoCal State Championships where she placed third on floor and qualified to the Region 1 Championships. At regionals, Alysen placed second on floor and qualified to the Western Championships. Alysen finished her season at Westerns with a top 10 finish on bars.
Alysen only competed one meet of level 10 in 2015: the OC Classic where she won the bars title. Alysen came back in 2016 as a level 10 and competing Hopes once again. Alysen began her 2016 season at the Palm Springs Cup where she won the beam title and placed third all around. Throughout the season, Alysen continued to improve her scores across the board. At the SoCal State Championships, Alysen won the bars title and placed third all around. Alysen went on to the Region 1 Championships where she took home bronze medals on bars and in the all around, qualifying to the JO National Championships. While Alysen completed her level 10 season in early May, she was just beginning her Hopes Season. One week after JO Nationals, Alysen competed at the Hopes Classic in the 12-13 division and placed fifth on bars. She also qualified to the Hopes Championships where she completed her 2016 Hopes season.
Alysen kicked off her 2017 level 10 season at the Arizona Grand Invitational where she walked away with gold medals on bars, beam, and in the all around. Alysen continued to have a solid season and went on to win the floor and all around titles at the SoCal State Championships. At regionals, Alysen had another great meet and won the beam title as well as earning a bronze medal in the all around. For the second year in a row, Alysen qualified to JO Nationals where she finished her 2017 season. Coming off of a great 2017 season, Alysen began her 2018 season at the California Grand Invitational where she placed third on vault and floor. At the SoCal State Championships, Alysen won the floor title and took third on beam. Alysen peaked at the perfect time for regionals and went on to win the bars, floor, and all around titles at the competition. Alysen took her third trip to JO Nationals and had her best JO Nationals performance, earning the bronze medal on bars, fifth on beam, and eighth all around.
Currently, Alysen trains 30 hours per week under coaches Terry Gray and Kathy Strate at SCEGA in Temecula, CA. In the future, Alysen hopes to earn a four year scholarship to a school for gymnastics.