Katelyn Severance was born on June 10, 2001 in Texas to James and Angela Severance. She has a brother, Benjamin and three dogs named Cocoa, Blue and Jack. Katelyn is an honor student at Lakeland Christian Academy and she will graduate from high school in 2019. She is a member of National Honor Society. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, bake, and decorate.
Katelyn and her friend joined a recreational class when she was five years old. Katelyn fell in love with the sport and joined pre-team at Eagle Gymnastics in Frisco, TX. Following her level 4 season, Katelyn started training at Elite Champion Gymnastics in 2010. When she was at Elite Champion Gymnastics, she finished sixth in the all-around with a 37.725 and fifth on balance beam at the 2010 Level 5 State Championships. At the 2012 Level 5 State Championships, Katelyn won the all-around title with a 38.550 and first on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. Katelyn skipped level 6 and moved up to level 7 for the 2013 season. Elite Champion Gymnastics closed, so Katelyn started training at Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Coppell, TX.
In 2013, Katelyn finished ninth in the all-around with a 37.550 and third on uneven bars at the Level 7 State Championships. She moved up to level 8 for the 2014 season where she qualified to the State Championships. Katelyn continued competing level 8 in 2015, finishing fourth in the all-around with a 37.850 and fourth on vault at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, Katelyn placed sixth in the all-around with a 37.700, first on vault and fourth on balance beam. As a level 9 gymnast in 2016, Katelyn placed fourth in the all-around and third on uneven bars at the State Championships. She did really well at the Region 3 Championships where she placed fourth in the all-around and fifth on uneven bars. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in Montana, finishing sixth in the all-around with a 37.050, seventh on balance beam and eighth on uneven bars.
Katelyn was unable to compete in 2017 due to an injury.
Katelyn trains 28 hours a week, six days a week. Her three ambitious coaches, Alicia Goodwin, Marcus Harlin and Ned Lang, help her to reach her full potential. She has learned to be disciplined not only in gymnastics, but in school. Katelyn would like to compete for a college gymnastics team.