|Full Name Sydney Elise Ewing |
|Birthday September 21, 1999|
|Hometown Frisco, Texas|
|Parents Steve and Lora Ewing||
|Siblings Raylee and Hudson Ewing|
|Pets Two dogs, Tag and Topper|
|School Spring Creek Academy|
|Grade 12th (2017-2018), Class of 2018|
Sydney Elise Ewing was born on September 21, 1999 in Carollton, Texas to Steve and Lora Ewing. She has a younger sister, Raylee and a younger brother, Hudson. Currently, Sydney is a senior at Spring Creek Academy and she will graduate in 2018. During Sydney's spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, shopping and swimming.
Sydney was watching the 2004 Olympics and wanted to start gymnastics right after Carly Patterson won the all-around title. She started taking gymnastics classes for fun at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics in 2003 at the age of three. Sydney has been training at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) since level 6.
As a level 6 gymnast in 2008, Sydney finished fifth in the all-around with a 37.750 at the North State Championships. At the Texas State Championships, she finished second in the all-around with a 38.025 as well as second on uneven bars and floor exercise. Only three months after she concluded level 6 season, she quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2009 season. She placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.900 and second on uneven bars at the WOGA Classic. At the State Championships, she finished first on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around and second on floor exercise.
In 2010, Sydney started competing level 8. She did really well at the State Championships, finishing sixth in the all-around with a 38.425, fourth on floor exercise and fifth on uneven bars. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships where she won the all-around title with a 38.600 and placed first on balance beam, second on floor exercise and fourth on uneven bars.
Sydney moved up to level 9 for the 2011 season. Sydney grabbed gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 38.300 at the State Championships. She qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals after finishing 15th in the all-around, second on floor exercise and third on uneven bars at the Region 3 Championships. At the Western Nationals, Sydney finished fifth on uneven bars.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2012, Sydney competed in three meets, but she was unable to compete rest of the season due to ankle injury. She brought home a silver medal on uneven bars at the Texas Prime Meet and concluded her season at the Houston National Invitational. She had a surgery in the spring of 2012 and returned to competing on mostly two events (bars and beam) for the 2013 season. She finished fourth on uneven bars at the WOGA Classic and Malibu Coast Challenge. At the Houston National Invitational, she earned a gold medal on uneven bars.
In 2014, Sydney only competed on uneven bars at the State Championships. Her old ankle injury was bothering her, so she had another ankle surgery right after the State Championships to take screws out and repaired her ligaments. Sydney came back strong in 2015 where she finished in the top 13 in the all-around and placed third on floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed fourth in the all-around, second on floor exercise and fourth on uneven bars and balance beam. Sydney qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Des Moines, IA where she placed ninth on uneven bars.
In 2016, Sydney finished third in the all-around with a 38.000, third on vault and balance beam and fourth on uneven bars at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed second in the all-around with a 37.775, first on floor exercise, second on uneven bars and third on vault. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX where she placed 16th in the all-around with a 37.300 and tenth on floor exercise. In 2017, Sydney placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.950, fourth on vault and uneven bars and fifth on floor exercise. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships.
Currently, Sydney is preparing for the 2018 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains 36 hours per week at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) in Plano, TX under coaches Natalya Marakova, Megan Haught and Egor Grebenkova. Sydney verbally committed to Michigan State University for the 2018-2019 school year.