Hayden Anderton got her start in gymnastics at the age of four in a recreational class. Hayden took to the sport quickly and began progressing quickly and began competing in the fall of 2013 as a level 2 with Arizona Dynamics. In her first year of competitive gymnastics, Hayden finished in the top 10 on bars at the Arizona State Championships.
Following her level 2 season, Hayden began training at Arizona Olympian Gymnastics and competed level 3 during the 2014 season where she went on to take second on beam and third on floor at state. As a level 4 in 2015, Hayden took third on floor at state.
Hayden competed just two meets of level 5 in 2016 and then went on to compete level 7 during the 2017 season. Hayden had a great level 7 season and made it to the Region 1 Championships where she finished sixth on beam.
Hayden began her 2018 level 8 season with Desert Lights Gymnastics at the Palm Springs Cup where she took third on vault, bars, and beam and second all around. Two months later at the Arizona State Championships, Hayden won the bars title with a 9.700 and advanced to the Region 1 Championships. Hayden had another great meet at regionals and came home with the bars title and a bronze medal on beam.
Coming off of a great level 8 season, Hayden opened up her 2019 season at the Palm Springs Cup where she earned her Hopes 12-13 compulsory score. At the Arizona State Championships as a level 9, Hayden placed second on beam and qualified to regionals for a second year. Hayden concluded her season at the Region 1 Championships where she had a solid competition, coming in fourth on bars and eighth on beam.
Competing a second season of level 9 in 2020, Hayden began her season at the Palm Springs Cup where she earned her Hopes 12-13 compulsory score and competed level 9 where she won the bars title and finished second all around. Hayden was able to compete four more meets during the 2020 season before the season was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19.
Hayden kicked off her 2021 season as a level 10 at the Flames Invitational meet winning bars. She had a great season improving each meet. Hayden qualified to Arizona State Championships where she placed top 10 on all events and AA. Concluding her season at the Region 1 Championships Hayden finished top 10 on bars and top 15 all around.
Currently, Hayden trains 28 hours per week under coach Lisa Spini at Desert Lights Gymnastics. This season, Hayden's goal is to qualify to Westerns and qualify Hopes. In the future Hayden hopes to get invited to Developmental Camp, earn a spot on the US National Team, represent Team USA at the 2024 Olympics, and earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.