Cameron Lynn Machado was born on August 20, 2003 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to Chris and Lisa Machado. She has a sister, Madison and a cat named Halston. During Cameron's spare time, she enjoys drawing and hanging out with her friends.
Cameron's mom put her into gymnastics at the age of six for fun at a local gym and she fell in love with the sport immediately. She has been training at First State Gymnastics since level 4. As a level 5 gymnast in 2012, she finished first on floor exercise and second in the all-around at the Star Struck Invitational and Pink Invitational. She won the uneven bars title at the Nation's Capital Cup.
In 2013, Cameron quickly moved through the levels and started competing as a level 8 gymnast. She placed fifth on uneven bars with a 9.450 at the Christmas City Classic. At the Winter Caribbean Invitational, she placed second on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. Cameron placed eighth overall at the City of Lights Invitational. In the fall, Cameron made the National TOPs Team.
Cameron continued competing level 8 for the 2014 season. She finished fourth in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Atlantis Crown Invitational. She placed first in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Manhattan Classic. Cameron had a great meet at the Dalmatian Classic where she placed first on balance beam and in thrall-around with a 37.900. At the Magical Classic, Cameron placed first on vault, uneven bars and in the all-around with a 37.625. She earned her elite compulsory score at the Tim Rand Invitational by finishing fifth in the all-around and third on uneven bars and floor exercise. Cameron concluded her level 8 season at the State Championships, finishing third in the all-around and second on uneven bars. At the May Developmental Training Camp, Cameron obtained her HOPES optional score, qualifying to the US Challenge in Chicago. Cameron attended developmental camp in 2015 but was unable to compete due to an injury.
In 2016, Cameron was busy competing as a level 10 gymnast and elite gymnast. In March, Cameron qualified to junior international elite after finishing sixth in the all-around with a 52.250 and third on balance beam at the KPAC National Elite Qualifier. A few weeks later, Cameron competed at the Region 7 Championships where she placed third in the all-around with a 37.650 and second on vault and floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX where she placed 17th in the all-around with a 37.425 and third on uneven bars. Shortly after JO Nationals, Cameron competed at the American Classic in Huntsville, TX and easily qualified to the P&G Championships with a 53.450. She competed at the Secret US Classic in Hartford, CT at the beginning of June. Two weeks later, she traveled to St. Louis, MO for the P&G Championships where she placed 15th in the all-around, seventh on uneven bars and 14th on balance beam.
Cameron placed in the top three on vault, uneven bars and balance beam at the City of Lights Elite Qualifier and KPAC Elite Qualifier. She was unable to compete rest of the season due to an injury. Cameron decided to drop back and compete level 10 for the 2018 season. At the Region 7 Championships, she finished fifth in the all-around with a 37.225 and fourth on uneven bars. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Cincinnati, OH where she placed 13th overall and seventh on balance beam. Cameron was named to America's Top 100 on uneven bars with a 9.800. In 2019, Cameron earned gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the State Championships. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals after finishing second in the all-around with a 38.325, first on balance beam and second on uneven bars at the Region 7 Championships. At the JO Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, Cameron placed in the top ten on uneven bars and 17th overall with a 37.625.
cameron trains 27 hours per week at First State Gymnastics in Newark, Delaware under coaches Slava Glazounov and Brooke Parker. Cameron's long-term goal is to obtain a college scholarship to a Division 1 school.