Name Lauren Hicks
Birthday February 25, 2003
Hometown Bend, Oregon
Parents Peter and Stephanie Hicks
Siblings Two older brothers, Matt & Joe; twin brother, Sam
Pets 2 dogs; Garrett and Lucy & 3 cats; K.C., Sage and Leo
Hobbies Reading, photography, drawing
School Summit High School
Grade 9th (2017-2018), Class of 2021
Awards National Junior Honor Society

Lauren started taking recreational classes at Cascade All-Stars Gymnastics (Now closed) in Bend, OR and fell in love with the sport. She quickly progressed in the sport and started competing level 5 in 2010 at the age of seven. Lauren qualified to the 2010 Level 5 State Championships, 2011 Level 6 State Championships and 2013 Level 7 State Championships. As a level 8 gymnast in 2014, Lauren finished sixth in the all-around and fifth on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 2 Championships.

In the summer of 2014, Lauren moved to Oregon Olympic Athletics in Bend, OR. She moved up to level 9 in 2015 where she placed third on balance beam at the State Championships. At the Region 2 Championships, Lauren finished seventh in the all-around, qualifying to Western Nationals in Spokane, WA. Lauren continued competing level 9 in 2016. At the Region 2 Championships, she finished fourth in the all-around and third on vault and balance beam. Lauren qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in Montana for the second time.

Lauren moved up to level 10 for the 2017 season. At the State Championships, Lauren won the all-around title with a 36.600 and earned gold medals on all four events. At the Region 2 Championships, she finished third in the all-around, first on uneven bars, third on vault, fourth on balance beam and fifth on floor exercise. Lauren qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN.

Currently, Lauren is preparing for the 2018 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 18 hours per week at Oregon Olympic Athletics in Bend, OR under coach Mohini Bhardwaj Barry. Lauren's long-term goal is to compete for a Division I college gymnastics team.