Amelia Budd got her start in gymnastics at the age of six after having lots of energy and no fear has a young child. Amelia took to the sport right away and began competing in the fall of 2014 as a level 3 with International Sports Center. In her first season of competitive gymnastics, Amelia finished second on vault and fifth all around at the North Carolina State Championships. Following her 2014 season, Amelia began training at Perfect Balance Gymnastics where she competed another season of level 3. Amelia had a fantastic season of level 3 as she finished as the North Carolina State vault, bars, floor, and all around champion.
Competing level 4 in 2016, Amelia began her season at the Shooting Stars Invitational where she finished second on bars, floor, and in the all around. Amelia continued to improve throughout each and every meet during the season and went on to finish first on beam and second on every other event and in the all around at state. Amelia competed just two meets as a level 5, one of them being the North Carolina State Championships where she won the floor title and came in third on vault and in the all around.
Amelia began her optional career in January 2018 as a level 7 at The Gala Meet. Here, Amelia brought home gold medals on vault, bars, floor, and in the all around. Two months later at state, Amelia had a great meet as she won the vault and bars titles and came in second on floor and in the all around and qualified to the Region 8 Championships. Amelia concluded her season at regionals with a third place all around finish.
As a level 8 in 2019, Amelia began her season at The Gala Meet winning the floor title, taking second on vault, and third on bars and in the all around. Amelia had her highlight meet of the season at state as she came home with the floor and all around titles as well as a silver medal finish on beam and bronze medal finish on bars. From state, Amelia qualified to the Region 8 Championships for the second year in a row and finished first on beam and second all around.
Currently, Amelia trains 25 hours per week under coaches Ludmilla Shobe and Svetlana and Vladmir Taran at Southeastern Gymnastics. Amelia's goal for the 2020 season is to qualify for the Eastern Championships. In the future, Amelia hopes to earn a college scholarship to a Division 1 school for gymnastics.