Lexi Vanderlinde got her start in gymnastics at the age of five in recreational classes at Auburn Gymnastic Center. Lexi took to the sport right away and was soon after invited to join the team program at Auburn. In the winter for 2017, Lexi began competing as a level 3 and made it to the South Sectional Championships where she finished fifth on vault. Lexi competed a second season of level 3 in 2018 and won the vault title at the Washington State Championships. During the summer of 2018, Lexi participated TOPs Testing and made the TOPs National Diamond Team as one of the top 50 seven-year-olds in the country.
During the fall of 2018, Lexi tested out of level 4 and level 5. Lexi began her optional career in February 2019 as a level 6 at the Charity Choice Invitational where she won the beam title and finished fifth on floor. Lexi improved throughout the season and went on to earn bronze medals on floor and in the all around at the Washington State Championships. Lexi participated in TOPs Testing for the second year in a row during the Summer of 2019. From state testing, Lexi qualified to National Testing where she finished her TOPs Season as one of the top 8-year-olds in the country.
As a level 7 during the 2019-2020 season, Lexi began her season at the NAWGJWA Reindeer Games and took second on beam. Lexi had her best meet of her season at the Emerald Team Challenge where she finished second on floor and fourth all around. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lexi's season was cut short as USAG cancelled the remainder of the season.
Currently, Lexi trains 30 hours per week under coaches Sarah Korngold, Lauren Phelps and Chris Pietre at Auburn Gymnastics Center in Auburn, WA. Lexi hopes to make a TOPs Developmental Camp in the next couple of years and score a 38.00 in the all around next season. In the future, Lexi's goal is to earn a college scholarship for gymnastics.