Lauren Rutherford was born on April 4, 2003 in Georgia to Jason and Stacy Rutherford. She has a sister, Allie and a dog named Chloe. Currently, Lauren is an honor student at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy and she will graduate in 2021. She is a co-editor of her school's yearbook and she is a member of National Junior Honor Society.
Lauren's parents enrolled her into a play group at a local gym when she was three years old at Roswell Gymnastics in Roswell, GA. She fell in love with the sport and eventually joined pre-team and never looked back. As a level 6 gymnast in 2012, Lauren placed second in the all-around and first on vault and uneven bars at the State Championships. She competed as a level 7 gymnast in 2013 where she placed fourth on vault at the State Championships. In 2014, Lauren finished first in the all-around and first on vault and uneven bars at the XP State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, she placed eighth in the all-around and first on vault and uneven bars.
In 2015 as a level 8 gymnast, Lauren won the all-around title with a 37.525 at the State Championships. She also earned gold medals on uneven bars and floor exercise. She qualified to the Region 8 Championships, finishing in the top ten in the all-around with a 37.850 and second on floor exercise. Lauren moved up to level 9 for the 2016 season where she won the uneven bars title at the State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, Lauren placed third in the all-around and second on vault. She qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals, finishing ninth in the all-around and second on floor exercise.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2017, she placed fifth in the all-around, first on vault and third on uneven bars. At the Region 8 Championships, she placed sixth in the all-around and third on floor exercise. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. Lauren had a great meet at the 2018 State Championships where she placed second in the all-around with a 37.325, second on floor exercise and third on vault. At the Region 8 Championships, she finished seventh in the all-around, third on vault and fourth on floor exercise. This qualified Lauren to the Junior Olympic Nationals for the second time in Cincinnati, OH. At the Nationals, Lauren finished eighth on floor exercise and 24th overall with a 37.375.
Lauren trains 28 hours per week at Roswell Gymnastics in Roswell, GA under coaches Lorenzo Wyatt, Juan Pablo Monterroso and Karla Monterroso. Lauren is working hard to obtain a college gymnastics scholarship.