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.

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.

2019 Region 1 Championships Level 9 Qualifier
2019 Hopes 12-13 Compulsory Qualifier
2019 Arizona State Championships Level 9 beam silver medalist
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 8 bars champion & beam bronze medalist
2018 Arizona State Championships Level 8 bars champion
2017 Region 1 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2015 Arizona State Championships Level 4 floor bronze medalist
2014 Arizona State Championships Level 3 beam silver medalist & floor bronze medalist
2013 Arizona State Championships Level 2 Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 8 bars champion & beam bronze medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 8 bars champion
Region 1 Championships Level 7 Qualifier
Arizona State Championships Level 4 floor bronze medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 3 beam silver medalist & floor bronze medalist
Arizona State Championships Level 2 Qualifier
Hopes 12-13 Compulsory Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 9 Qualifier
Arizona State Championships Level 9 beam silver medalist

Favorite Event: Bars

Favorite Skill: Too many to choose!

Favorite Gymnast: MyKayla Skinner

Favorite Meet: Fiesta Bowl Invitational

Favorite Quote:
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” - Vince Lombardi

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