Following her sister, Lexie’s, footsteps, Sydney began gymnastics at the age of 3 in mommy and me classes at NGTC in Aliso Viejo, California. Sydney competed with NGTC as a level 4 during the 2008 season where she placed second on floor, third on bars, and fifth all around at the SoCal Level 4 State Meet. After the 2008 season, Sydney moved to Gym-Max Gymnastics and began competing with Gym-Max as a level 5 in 2009. Sydney finished first on all four events and in the all around at the 2009 SoCal North Level 5 State Championships and went on to compete level 5 for a second year in 2010. At the 2010 Level 5 State Championships, Sydney brought home the gold medals on bars, beam, floor, and in the all around with a 38.250. In 2011 as a level 6, Sydney had a great season going undefeated in the all around up until the state championships where she faced tough competition and placed second all around with a 38.350 as well as gold medals on bars and beam.

After her great level 6 season, Sydney competed one meet of level 7 in 2013 at the OC Classic where she placed first on vault, bars, beam and in the all around with a 38.350. Sydney competed level 8 for the rest of the season going undefeated in the all around. Her highlight meet was at the San Diego Classic where Sydney placed first on all four events and in the all around with a career high 39.175. At the SoCal Level 8 State Championships, Sydney placed first on vault, bars, floor, and in the all around with a 38.875. Sydney’s level 8 season came to a close at the Region 1 Championships where she won the vault, bars, beam and all around titles with a 38.650. At all of Sydney’s level 8 meets, she scored above a 38.000 in the AA.

Due to injuries, Sydney’s 2014 level 9 season was cut short. However, Sydney won her first two meets including a 38.550 at the San Diego Classic, and placed second at the Long Beach Open. Sydney began competing again in 2015 as a level 10 and won her first meet at the OC Classic. At the SoCal Level 10 State Meet, Sydney placed first on beam with a huge 9.800 and fifth all around with a 37.150 which qualified her to regionals. At Region 1 Regionals, Sydney placed second on vault and beam and fourth all around with a 37.100 and was named to the Junior A Region 1 JO Nationals Team. The 2015 JO National Championships was a great meet for Sydney where she placed third on vault with a 9.675.

Concluding the 2015 season, Sydney began training at Wildfire Gymnastics and opened up her 2016 season at the Palm Springs Gymnastics Cup. Due to injuries, Sydney missed out on the 2016 SoCal State Championships, but was able to petition on to the Region 1 Championships where she placed first on vault with a 9.800, first on beam with a 9.725, and third all around with a 37.700. Sydney’s 2016 undefeated vault steak continued at the JO National Championships where she took home the vault title with a 9.700 and placed in the top 10 in the all around with a 37.850. The 2017 season began for Sydney at the Palm Springs Gymnastics Cup where she won’t he vault, beam and floor titles. Sydney went on to win the all around in the next two meets that she competed in. At the SoCal Level 10 State Meet, Sydney placed second on vault with a 9.750 and third all round with a 37.850, qualifying her to regionals. Sydney did a great job at regionals placing third on vault and beam and first on floor with a 9.650; she placed fourth all around with a 37.700 and qualified to JO Nationals. Sydney concluded her season at the JO National Championships where she finished third on vault, floor, and in the all around which qualified Sydney to make the JO National Team.

Sydney began her 2018 season at the California Grand Invitational where she won the beam title and placed second all around. Throughout the regular season, Sydney either placed first or second all around and at the SoCal State Championships, she won the vault and all around titles and took home silvers on beam and floor. Sydney went on to compete at the Region 1 Championships where she won the vault and floor titles and took home the bronze medal on beam and in the all around, qualifying to JO Nationals. At the JO National Championships, Sydney finished seventh on vault and floor.

Coming in as a level 10 veteran to the 2019 season, Sydney began her season at the Aloha Gymfest where she took second on all four events and in the all around. Sydney continued to have a great season at won the vault and bars titles and took second all around at the SoCal State Championships. One month later, Sydney competed at regionals where she had her best level 10 meet of her career so far and won the bars, beam, and all around titles with a huge 38.825, qualifying to JO Nationals.

Currently, Sydney trains 25 hours a week at Wildfire Gymnastics under coaches Hayley and Rick Watson, Whitney Dames, Stephanie Calvert, and Tom Wakeling, During her career as a level 10, Sydney hopes to become a JO National Champion on vault and beam. In the future, Sydney’s number one goal is to help Oregon State, where Sydney will be headed in 2020, win a NCAA National Championship Title.

2019 SoCal State Championships Level 10 vault & bars champion; AA silver medalist
2019 Region 1 Championships Level 10 bars, beam & AA champion; vault silver medalist
2018 SoCal State Championships Level 10 vault & AA champion; beam & floor silver medalist
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 10 vault & floor champion; beam & AA bronze medalist
2018 JO National Championships Level 10 vault medalist
2018 America's Top 100: Level 10 Beam
2017 SoCal State Championships Level 10 vault silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
2017 Region 1 Championships Level 10 floor champion; vault & beam bronze medalist
2017 JO National Team Member
2017 JO National Championships Level 10 vault, floor & AA bronze medalist; beam medalist
2017 America's Top 100: Level 10 Vault & Beam
2016 Region 1 Championships Level 10 vault & beam champion; AA bronze medalist
2016 JO National Championships Level 10 vault champion; beam & AA medalist
2016 America's Top 100: Level 10 Beam
2015 SoCal State Championships Level 10 beam champion & vault silver medalist
2015 Region 1 Championships Level 10 vault & beam silver medalist
2015 JO National Championships Level 10 vault bronze medalist & beam medalist
2015 America's Top 100: Level 10 Beam
2014 America's Top 100: Level 9 Vault, Beam & AA
2013 SoCal State Championships Level 8 vault, bars, floor & AA champion; beam silver medalist
2013 Region 1 Championships Level 8 vault, bars, beam & AA champion; floor silver medalist
2013 America's Top 100: Level 8 Bars, Beam, Floor & AA
2013 America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars
2011 SoCal South State Championships Level 6 bars & beam champion; vault, floor & AA silver medalist
2011 America's Top 100: Level 6 Bars, Beam, Floor & AA
2010 SoCal South State Championships Level 5 bars, beam, floor & AA champion
2010 America's Top 100: Level 5 Floor
2009 SoCal North State Championships Level 5 vault, bars, beam, floor & AA champion
2008 SoCal State Championships Level 4 floor silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 10 Beam
JO National Championships Level 10 vault medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 vault & floor champion; beam & AA bronze medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 10 vault & AA champion; beam & floor silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 10 Vault & Beam
JO National Team Member
JO National Championships Level 10 vault, floor & AA bronze medalist; beam medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 floor champion; vault & beam bronze medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 10 vault silver medalist & AA bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 10 Beam
JO National Championships Level 10 vault champion; beam & AA medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 vault & beam champion; AA bronze medalist
America's Top 100: Level 10 Beam
JO National Championships Level 10 vault bronze medalist & beam medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 vault & beam silver medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 10 beam champion & vault silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 9 Vault, Beam & AA
America's Top 100: Level 8 Bars, Beam, Floor & AA
America's Top 100: Level 7 Bars
Region 1 Championships Level 8 vault, bars, beam & AA champion; floor silver medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 8 vault, bars, floor & AA champion; beam silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 6 Bars, Beam, Floor & AA
SoCal South State Championships Level 6 bars & beam champion; vault, floor & AA silver medalist
America's Top 100: Level 5 Floor
SoCal South State Championships Level 5 bars, beam, floor & AA champion
SoCal North State Championships Level 5 vault, bars, beam, floor & AA champion
SoCal State Championships Level 4 floor silver medalist & bars bronze medalist
SoCal State Championships Level 10 vault & bars champion; AA silver medalist
Region 1 Championships Level 10 bars, beam & AA champion; vault silver medalist

Favorite Event: Beam

Favorite Skill: Yurchenko 1/2 on 1/2 off Pike & Yurchenko Layout

Favorite Gymnast: Kyla Ross

Favorite Meet: JO National Championships

Favorite Quote:
"Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."

DateMeetLevelVaultBarsBeamFloorAll
03/15/2019SoCal State Championships10 Vault - 9.700 (1) Bars - 9.600 (1)
02/15/2019Long Beach Open10 Vault - 9.850 (1) Beam - 9.725 (1) Floor - 9.650 (3)
01/17/2019Aloha Gymfest10 Vault - 9.600 (2) Beam - 9.400 (2T)
04/13/2018Region 1 Championships10 AA - 37.925 (3T)
03/16/2018SoCal State Championships10 AA - 38.125 (1)
03/02/2018Long Beach Open10 Floor - 9.500 (2)
02/01/2018New Orleans Jazz Invitational10 Bars - 9.500 (4) Beam - 9.450 (5) Floor - 9.450 (4)
05/04/2017JO National Championships10 Vault - 9.775 (3) Bars - 9.275 Beam - 9.450 (5T) Floor - 9.575 (3) AA - 38.075 (3)
01/27/2017San Diego Classic10 Beam - 9.475 (2) Floor - 9.450 (2)
01/20/2017Palm Springs Cup10 Beam - 9.475 (1) Floor - 9.525 (1T)
05/05/2016JO National Championships10 AA - 37.850 (7)
04/08/2016Region 1 Championships10 AA - 37.700 (3)
02/26/2016Chris Waller's Heart Of A Champion10 Floor - 9.475 (1)
02/04/2016Gliders Invitational10 AA - 37.925 (1)
12/19/2015Wildfire Mock Meet10 Floor
05/15/2015JO National Championships10 Vault - 9.675 (3) Bars - 9.075 Beam - 9.500 (8T) AA - 37.425
04/17/2015Region 1 Championships10 AA - 37.100 (4)
03/27/2015SoCal State Championships10 Beam - 9.800 (1) AA - 37.150 (5)
03/07/2015Corona Open10 AA - 37.275 (2)
02/20/2015Gymnastics Legends10 AA - 37.225 (1)
01/30/2015San Diego Classic10 AA - 36.775 (4)
04/12/2013Region 1 Championships8 AA - 38.650 (1)
03/22/2013SoCal State Championships8 AA - 38.875 (1)
03/08/2013California Classic8 AA - 38.525 (1)
02/08/2013Chris Waller's Heart Of A Champion Invitational8 AA - 38.675 (1)
01/25/2013San Diego Classic8 AA - 39.175 (1)

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