Megan Stephanie Skaggs was born on May 7, 1999 in Atlanta, GA. She is the youngest of two children to Harold and Tina Skaggs and she has an older sister, Audrey. Currently, she is a senior at Georgia Cyber Academy and she will graduate in 2017. She will attend the University of Florida during the 2017-2018 school year.
One day, Megan watched a Cirque du Soleil performance and after that, she was sold and started taking gymnastics classes at the age of four. She started her competitive gymnastics career at Georgia All-Stars in Roswell, GA. When she was at Georgia All-Stars, she won the balance beam title at the 2006 Level 4 State Championships and the vault title at the 2007 Level 5 State Championships. As a level 7 gymnast in 2008, Megan placed third in the all-around, first on floor exercise and second on vault and balance beam at the State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, she earned gold medals on balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. In the summer of 2018, Megan moved to Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta in Kennesaw, GA. Megan made the National TOPs Team in the fall.
As a level 9 gymnast in 2010, Megan finished third in the all-around, second on balance beam and first on floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 8 Championships, she won the balance beam title. She moved up to level 10 for the 2011 season, where she finished sixth in the all-around and second on floor exercise at the State Championships. She concluded her level 10 season at the Region 8 Championships. In May 2011, Megan traveled to Florida for the Disney National Elite Qualifier where she finished fourth in the all-around and first on floor exercise. She qualified to the US Challenge in Chicago, IL, where she placed third in the all-around, first on balance beam and second on floor exercise.
In 2012, Megan easily passed compulsories at the Gliders National Elite Qualifier in California. On the next day, she finished sixth in the all-around, second on uneven bars and first on floor exercise in optionals. A few weeks later, she traveled to Texas for the WOGA National Elite Qualifier where she finished third in the all-around and second on floor exercise. At the end of February, Megan qualified to junior international elite with a 52.100 at the developmental camp in Texas. In May, Megan traveled to Texas for the American Classic where she placed sixth in the all-around, fourth on vault and second on floor exercise. A few weeks later, she competed at the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL, finishing tenth in the all-around and eighth on floor exercise. Megan qualified to the VISA Championships in St. Louis, MO where she finished 19th in the all-around and seventh on floor exercise.
Megan started the 2014 season at the Atlanta Crown Invitational where she grabbed gold medals on all four events and in the all-around. She was injured at the beginning of the season but came back in time for the elite season in the summer. She had a solid performance at the American Classic, qualifying to the P&G Championships. At the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL, Megan finished 12th in the all-around and fifth on floor exercise. At the P&G Championships in Hartford, CT, Megan placed fifth on floor exercise.
In March 2015, Megan was named to the US National Team and was selected to represent the USA team at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She finished eighth overall in the senior session. In July, Megan received another international assignment where she represented the USA team at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada. At the Pan AM Games, Megan helped the USA team to win the team title ahead of Canada and Brazil. She finished fifth in the all-around during qualifications and qualified to the balance beam finals where she earned a silver medal. In August, Megan finished 13th in the all-around at the P&G Championships in Indianapolis, IN.
Megan trains about 30 hours per week at Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta in Kennesaw, GA under coaches Irina Podgornaya and Jacobo Giron.