Sydney Snyder got her start in gymnastics at the age of two in mommy and me classes. Sydney loved being in the gym and as she got older she began to quickly progress. In January 2015 at the age of six, Sydney competed her first meet as a level 3 with 1st Class Gymnastics. Here, Sydney came home with the gold medal on beam. Sydney concluded her first season of competitive gymnastics at the Maryland State Championships where she finished in the top 10 on vault and floor.
During the 2015-2016 season, Sydney competed her second and final season of compulsories as a level 4. At her first meet of the season, the Maryland Judges Invitational, Sydney finished second on beam and fifth all around. Sydney continued to progress throughout the season and went on to finish third on beam and in the all around at state.
Sydney began her optional career as a level 7 in November 2016 at the Maryland Judges Invitational. At this meet, Sydney finished fourth on beam and fifth all around. Five months later at the Maryland State Championships, Sydney concluded her season with a top 15 finish on bars.
Competing level 8 during the 2017-2018 season, Sydney opened up her season at the CAG Winter Island Getaway Invitational where she took third on bars and fifth all around. Sydney finished up her season in March at state with a seventh place finish on floor. During the 2018 season, Sydney was invited to and attended Developmental Invite Camp.
Following the 2018 season, Sydney began training at First State Gymnastics in Delaware. Sydney began her season competing level 8 in December 2017 at the First State Invitational and brought home a bronze medal on vault and fourth place finishes on beam and in the all around. At her first meet of 2019, the Legacy Elite Classic, Sydney had a fantastic meet winning the beam, floor and all around titles. After competing two meets of level 8, Sydney competed her first level 9 meet at the Star Struck Invitational and finished eighth all around. At the end of January, Sydney competed in the Buckeye National Elite Qualifier and earned her Hopes 10-11 compulsory score as well as a second place finish on vault, beam, and in the all around in the optional competition. For the remainder of the JO season, Sydney competed level 8. At the Delaware State Championships, Sydney took home a silver medal on bars, a bronze medal on floor, and finished fifth all around. From state, Sydney qualified to the Region 7 Championships where she finished third on bars and fourth all around.
Two months after finishing up her level 8 season, Sydney competed at the Parkettes National Elite Qualifier and earned her Hopes 10-11 optional score, qualifying to the Hopes Classic at the end of the month. Competing in the Hopes Classic at the end of June in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sydney had a great meet finishing eighth on beam and in the top 15 in the all around, punching a ticket to the Hopes Championships. Sydney concluded her fantastic season at the Hopes Championships with a fifth place finish on beam.
Sydney kicked off her 2019-2020 season at the Myrtle Beach Elite Compulsory Qualifier where she earned her Hopes 12-13 compulsory score. Throughout the remainder of the season, Sydney competed two meets of level 9, one meet of level 10, and at one Hopes qualifier. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled. Due to the remainder of the 2020 season being canceled, USAG allowed for all Hopes and Elite Qualifiers to retain their qualifying score for the 2021 season. With this, Sydney will keep her hopes compulsory score for the 2021 season.
Currently, Sydney trains 33 hours per week under coaches Slava Glazounov and Brooke Parker at First State Gymnastics. Sydney's goal for the 2020 season is to once again qualify to the Hopes Championships. In the future, Sydney hopes to earn a spot on the US National Team.