Payton Chandler began gymnastics at the age of four at WOGA Gymnastics and began competing at age six as a level 3. In her first year of competitive gymnastics, Payton placed second on vault and third on floor at the Texas North State Championships. Payton repeated level 3 during the 2015 season and went on to take second all around at the Texas Level 3 North State Meet with a huge 39.250.
Payton opened up her level 4 season at the 2016 WOGA Classic where she won the bars and all around titles. At the Texas Level 4 North State Championships, Payton scored a perfect 10.0 on bars and finished the meet with a second all around finish. At the Level 4 State Meet, Payton took home first on vault and second on bars, floor, and in the all around. Payton only competed two meets of level 5. At her first level 5 meet, she won the bars and all around titles.
Payton began her 2018 level 7 season at the California Grand Invitational winning the beam and all around titles. At the 2018 Texas State Championships, Payton finished first on beam with a 9.850 and second all around with a 38.600, and qualified to regionals. At regionals, Payton had a great meet in a tough age division. She finished second on vault and seventh all around with a 38.075.
Following a solid level 7 season, Payton began her level 8 season at the Kurt Thomas Invitational where she took fourth on bars and beam. Payton continued to improve throughout the season and had a fantastic meet at the Texas State Championships where she won the bars, floor, and all around titles with a huge 38.950. Payton then advanced to the Region 3 Championships where she closed out her season, finishing third on bars and fourth all around.
Currently, Payton trains 23 hours per week under at Metroplex Gymnastics.