Emersen Settlemire got her start in gymnastics at the age of two in mommy and me classes. From a young age, Emersen loved being in the gym and once she was old enough, was invited to join pre-team. Emersen began competing in the fall of 2018 as a level 3 with Achievers Gymnastics Center. As a level 3, Emerson had great improvement throughout the season and made it to the District 2 Championships.
Competing level 4 in the fall of 2019, Emersen began her season at the District 2 Qualifier where she earned a bronze medal on bars. In October at the District 2 Championships, Emersen finished in the top 10 on floor and qualified to the Texas North State Championships. Emersen concluded her fall season at the North State Championships with a fourth place finish on bars. In the spring of 2020, Emersen competed in two meets as a level 4 and won the bars title at the Friends of Achievers Invitational with a 9.500.
Emersen began her level 5 season in September 2020 at the District 2 Qualifier. Here, Emerson won the bars title and finished third on beam and in the all around. In December at the Texas State Championships, Emersen came in fourth on bars and seventh all around.
Emersen competed her first meet as an optional at the Friends of Achievers Invitational in February 2021 as a level 6. Here, Emersen came in fourth on beam and fifth on vault and in the all around.
In 2022, Emersen kicked off her season as a level 7 at the Friends of Achievers Invitational. Here, she placed top 5 on vault, bars, beam and in the all around. A month later she competed at WOGA Classic where she placed top 10 in the all around. Emersen has continued to improve this season and qualified to Optional State Championships.
Currently, Emersen trains 17 hours per week under coaches Marcella Lovegrove and Michael White at Achievers Gymnastics Center. Emersen hopes to compete level 6 during the spring 2021 season. Her goal for the future is to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.