Elizabeth Anne Culton was born on November 8, 2000 in Durham, NC to Julian and Cathy Culton. She has two brothers, Cobey and Davis and two dogs named Maverick and Jake. Elizabeth is a junior at C.E. Jordan High School. Elizabeth played the violin for eight years and participated in Girl Scouts for many years earning her Bronze and Sliver Award. During Elizabeth's spare time, she enjoys movies, cards and board games, walking the dog, shopping and watching gymnastics videos on YouTube.
Elizabeth began gymnastics at three years old with classes at the Little Gym. Her love and natural ability for gymnastics was evident right away. She was comfortable in the gym environment and demonstrated a beautiful split and cartwheel in the very first class. After two years of fun at the Little Gym, she was ready to try gymnastics on a more serious level. At five years old, she moved to Bull City Gymnastics where she started in the recreational level one class. After the second class, the instructor asked if she wanted to try out for the competitive team. Elizabeth joined the team right away and has never looked back. She has dedicated many hours since then in the gym, her “home away from home." Elizabeth has been passionate about the sport from day one and that passion has never waned. Elizabeth loves the challenge of learning a new skill and the thrill of competing at the meets. Most importantly though, she is a hard worker with a positive, humble attitude and good sportsmanship.
As a level 4 gymnast in 2009, Elizabeth finished first on uneven bars and in the all-around with a 38.275 at the State Championships. In 2010, she placed second in the all-around with a 37.575 and first on balance beam at the Level 5 State Championships. She skipped level 6 and started competing level 7 in 2012. At the State Championships, Elizabeth placed first in the all-around with a 38.575, third on uneven bars and first on balance beam with a 9.9. She finished second in the all-around with a 38.500, second on uneven bars and floor exercise and third on balance beam at the Region 8 Championships
In 2013, Elizabeth moved up to level 8 where she finished third in the all-around, first on balance beam and second on uneven bars at the State Championships. Elizabeth brought home gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.050 and a silver medal on floor exercise at the Region 8 Championships. Elizabeth moved up to level 9 for the 2014 season. She finished first on uneven bars and in the all-around and second on floor exercise at the State Championships. She did really well at the Region 8 Championships where she placed third in the all-around, first on balance beam and floor exercise and fourth on uneven bars. Elizabeth qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals, however, Elizabeth was unable to compete due to an injury.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2015, Elizabeth placed eighth in the all-around, fourth on balance beam and fifth on floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, she earned a silver medal on balance beam scoring a 9.550. In 2016, Elizabeth finished fourth on balance beam with a 9.475 at the State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, she finished sixth in the all-around with a 37.325 and second on uneven bars scoring a 9.475. Elizabeth qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX where she placed 18th in the all-around with a 37.400, tenth on balance beam with a 9.525 and 15h on uneven bars scoring a 9.500 out of 56 gymnasts.
Elizabeth trains 24 hours per week at Bull City Gymnastics in Durham, NC under coaches Stephen and Amanda Maness. Elizabeth verbally committed to the University of North Carolina (UNC) for the 2019-2020 school year.