Avery Mead got her start in gymnastics at the age of five. Avery started off in cheer, but wanted to try the beam so she switched to gymnastics. Avery loved being in the gym and began competing in the fall of 2017 as a level 3 with Manning's Gymnastics. In Avery's first season of competitive gymnastics, she qualified to the Texas South State Championships.

Avery competed a second season of level 3 during the fall of 2018. In October at the District 7 Championships, Avery finished fourth on bars, beam, and in the all around and advanced to the Texas South State Championships. Avery concluded her season at South State with a fourth place finish on beam.

Avery began her 2019 level 4 season at the District 7 Qualifier where she finished third all around. In November at the Texas South State Championships, Avery earned a silver medal on bars. Avery finished up her level 4 season at the Texas State Championships with top 10 finishes on bars, beam, floor, and in the all around.

Competing level 5 during the 2020 season, Avery began her season at the District 7 Qualifier and finished sixth on beam.

Currently, Avery trains 19 hours per week under coaches Beth Burleson and Anna Pearce at Manning's Gymnastics. Avery's goal for level 5 is to score a 37.00 in the all around. In the future, Avery hopes to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.

2019 Texas State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
2019 Texas South State Championships Level 4 bars silver medalist
2018 Texas South State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
2017 Texas South State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
Texas State Championships Level 4 Qualifier
Texas South State Championships Level 4 bars silver medalist
Texas South State Championships Level 3 Qualifier
Texas South State Championships Level 3 Qualifier

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Side Aerial

Favorite Gymnast: Maggie Nichols

Favorite Meet: 2019 Texas South State Championships

Favorite Quote:
"She believed she could fly, so she did."

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