When Simone was six years old, she went on a daycare field trip to Bannon's Gymnastix. She was having fun and started copying other gymnasts in the back of the gym. One of the coaches, Ms. Ronnie saw her and told Coach Aimee. They sent a letter home to her parents. Simone started taking recreational classes and the rest is history.
As a level 8 gymnast in 2007, Simone finished 24th in the all-around and sixth on vault at the State Championships. She moved up to level 9 in 2008. At the South Padre Extravaganza, Simone won the all-around title as well as first on vault and floor exercise. She placed second in the all-around and first on floor exercise at the Region 3 Championships. She qualified to the Western Nationals where she finished 16th overall as well as fourth on vault and eighth on floor exercise.
Simone quickly moved up to level 10 for the 2009 season. She won the all-around title at both Mary Lou Retton Invitational and Rose City Classic. At the State Championships, she placed fourth in the all-around, fourth on vault and fifth on floor exercise. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed 14th in the all-around and first on floor exercise.
Simone started her 2010 season with three straight all-around titles at Ricky Deci Invitational, Space City Classic and Classic Rock Invitational. She traveled to Ohio for the Buckeye National Elite Qualifier where she finished tenth in the all-around. At the Jazz Invitational, she won the all-around title as well as first on vault, balance beam and floor exercise. She then placed third in the all-around at both Houston National Invitational and State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished impressive fourth in the all-around and first on vault, qualifying to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas, Texas. At the JO Nationals, she won a bronze medal on vault and a gold medal on floor exercise. Simone concluded her 2010 season at the US Challenge where she won the all-around title.
In 2011, Simone started her season at the Metroplex Challenge, finishing first in the all-around. She traveled to California for the Gliders National Elite Qualifier where she qualified to junior international elite after winning the all-around title. At the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas, Simone placed third in the all-around and first on vault and balance beam. this qualified Simone to the Junior VISA Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. In July, she traveled to Chicago, Illinois for the US Covergirl Classic, finishing fifth on vault and floor exercise. At Simone's first VISA Championships, she finished 14th in the all-around, seventh on vault and tenth on balance beam. She missed making the US National Team by one spot.
Simone started her 2012 season at the Alamo Classic, finishing first on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. At the WOGA Classic, she finished third in the all-around as well as first on vault and floor exercise. Simone did well at the Houston National Invitational, earning gold medals on vault, floor exercise and in the all-around. At the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas, she finished first on vault and in the all-around, qualifying to her second VISA Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. A few weeks later, she traveled to Chicago, Illinois for the Secret US Classic where she finished first on vault and in the all-around as well as second on floor exercise. In June, Simone competed at the Junior VISA Championships, finishing third in the all-around, first on vault and sixth on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. She, along with the top six, made the Junior US National Team.
In March of 2013, Simone was selected to represent the USA Team at the AT&T American Cup in Worcester, MA. She finished second in the all-around right behind USA teammate, Katelyn Ohashi. She also placed first on vault and uneven bars. A few weeks later, Simone traveled to Europe for the European Tour. At the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy, Simone helped the USA Team to win the team gold medal ahead of Italy and Japan. Individually, Simone grabbed four gold medals on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. One week later, she traveled to Chemnitz, Germany for the USA-Germany-Romania tri-meet. The USA Team placed first ahead of Germany and Romania. Simone finished second in the all-around right behind teammate Kyla Ross.
At the P&G Championships in Hartford, CT, Simone won the all-around title in the senior session. She also grabbed silver medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Simone was selected to attend the World Championships in Belgium. On the first day of the World Championships, Simone placed first overall during qualifications and qualified to all four events and in the all-around. During the all-around final, Simone won the all-around title ahead of Kyla Ross and Aliya Mustafina. Simone brought home three more medals during the event finals, a silver medal on vault, a bronze medal on balance beam and a gold medal on floor exercise. Simone also placed fourth on uneven bars.
Currently, Simone is preparing for the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL and P&G Championships in Pittsburgh, PA. She trains about 30 hours per week at World Champions Centre in Houston, Texas under her long-time coaches, Aimee Boorman.