Lexie began gymnastics at the age of five. Her older sister, Jenna, was on a gymnastics team and Lexie wanted to be like her sister! She began gymnastics at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy and has been there ever since.
In 2005, she competed as a level five. She finished fourth on vault and floor exercise at the Gatlinburg Classic. She made the National TOPs Team in 2006 as a nine-year-old. Lexie competed level seven in 2007. She won the all-around, uneven bars, floor exercise titles at the Atlanta Crown. At the Coaches Cup, she finished first on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. Lexie won a silver medal in the all-around at both the Buckeye Classic and IGI Chicago Style. At the Level 7 State Championships, she finished fifth in the all-around and won uneven bars and floor exercise titles. In the fall, she made her second National TOPs Team. She also competed at the Junior Pan Am Interclub Games in El Salvador, where she finished third on floor exercise and second in the all-around.
Lexie jumped up to level nine in 2008. She finished second in the all-around, second on balance beam and first on vault and uneven bars at the Level 9 State Championships. At the Level 9 Regional Championships, she finished third in the all-around and second on vault and uneven bars. She concluded her level nine season at the Level 9 Eastern Championships. There, she finished fifth in the all-around, first on vault and finished third on floor exercise. Soon after she qualified to hopes pre-elite. At the US Challenge she finished fourth overall.
In 2009, she competed as a level 10 and junior international elite gymnast. She won the vault title and placed second on balance beam at the CGA Coaches Spectacular. At the IGI Chicago Style, she finished fourth on vault. She earned her pre-elite optional score at the Excalibur Cup. In June, she won the Parkette National Elite Qualifier and qualified to junior international elite. In July, Lexie traveled to Des Moines, Iowa for the US Covergirl Classic, where she finished impressive second in the all-around, second on vault and fourth on balance beam. This qualified Lexie to the VISA Championships in Dallas, Texas. In Dallas, Lexie finished 18th in the all-around, 4th on vault and 7th on floor exercise in a very tough group of competitors!
Lexie began her 2010 season at the Coaches Spectacular and finished second in the all-around and first on vault and uneven bars. There, she qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. At the Metroplex Challenge, she qualified to the VISA Championships in Hartford, CT after finishing fifth in the all-around. Lexie then placed fourth in the all-around and first on vault at the Buckeye Classic. At the Supergirl Cup, Lexie won the all-around title! She also won gold medals on bars and beam and silver medals on vault and floor. In July, Lexie traveled to Chicago, IL for the US Covergirl Classic and placed sixth in the all-around and second on vault. At the VISA Championships, Lexie finished 12th in the all-around, second on vault and seventh on floor exercise. Lexie was named to the Junior US National Team!
In 2011, Lexie swept gold medals at the Coaches Spectacular and finished fourth in the all-around at the IGI Chicago Style. At the Buckeye Classic, she placed first on vault and balance beam. In March, Lexie was selected to represent the USA team at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy where she helped the USA team to win the team title ahead of Russia and Italy. Individually, she finished fourth in the all-around and first on vault. In July, Lexie traveled to Chicago, IL for the US Covergirl Classic and placed second in the all-around, first on vault and second on floor exercise. A few weeks later, Lexie finished fourth in the all-around, first on vault and second on floor exercise at the VISA Championships in St. Paul, MN. She made the Junior US National Team for the second time.
Lexie trains nearly 30 hours per week at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) in Ohio under coaches Mary Lee Tracy and Amy Wert. Lexie is looking forward for the upcoming 2013 season, where she hopes to have a successful season as a senior international elite gymnast. She would like to travel the world as an elite gymnast and represent the United States at international competitions.
Alexis Amber Priessman was born to Kraig and Vickie Priessman on January 23, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lexie has three siblings, Nicholas, Jenna and Leah. Nicholas plays baseball at Eastern Illinois University. Jenna is a student at Colerain High School where she is on both volleyball and cheerleading teams. Lexie's twin sister, Leah is a dancer at Northwest Productions. During Lexie's spare time, she loves to support her siblings at sporting events. Currently, Lexie is a homeschooled ninth grader.