Lauren Hassen got her start in gymnastics at the age of six in a recreational class. After one month of recreational classes, Lauren was invited to join the team at Cabot Gymnastics Academy. Lauren began competing in January 2015 as a a level 1 and competed level 2 during the 2016 season.
In 2017, Lauren competed level 3 and made it to the Arkansas State Meet where she took second on bars and beam and third all around. The next season, Lauren competed level 4 and had a great season, finishing third on all three events and in the all around at state.
Lauren began her optional career in October 2019 as a level 6 at the Thrills and Skills Meet. Here, Lauren finished third on vault and fifth all around. Lauren was able to compete two more meets before the remainder of the season was canceled due to COVID-19. Lauren's last meet of her season took place at the Emerald Classic where she took sixth all around.
Currently, Lauren trains 22 hours per week under coaches Sara Heil, Laurel Adams, and Dennis Harris at JAX Gymnastics. Next season, Lauren's goal is to finish in the top three in the all around at every meet. In the future, Lauren hopes to become a gymnastics coach.