Personal Information

Birthday August 24
Hometown Bear, Delaware
Parents Larry and LaVerne Smith
Siblings One brother, Caleb
School International Virtual Learning Academy
Grad Year Class of 2023
School Awards National Honor Society - IVLA Chapter

Gymnastics Information

Current Gym First State Gymnastics
Current Coaches Slava Glazounov and Brooke Parker
Level Level 10 (2019-Current)
Choreographer Hrabrina Spencer
Floor Music Seguime, Si Podes
Hours Trained 30 hours per week
Gym Goals JO Nationals & International Elite

As a toddler, Sydney's mom enrolled her in dance class. During the class, she was more excited about seeing the mats & tumbling than dancing.  When Sydney turned four years old, her dance instructor said, “She’s a little gymnast!”  In 2012, Sydney was invited to join pre-team at First State Gymnastics in Newark, DE and has been there ever since.  

Sydney competed as a level 4 gymnast in 2015 where she finished third in the all-around, first on uneven bars and third on vault at the State Championships. She skipped level 5 and level 6 and quickly moved up to level 7 for the 2016 season. At the 2016 Level 7 State Championships, Sydney finished third in the all-around with a 37.350, second on floor exercise and third on vault.

In 2017 as a level 8 gymnast, Sydney placed second in the all-around with a 37.125, first on uneven bars, second on vault and third on balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 7 Championships, finishing third in the all-around with a 38.200, first on vault and fourth on uneven bars. Sydney was named in America's Level 8 Top 100 on vault twice with a 9.775 and 9.700.

Sydney started her 2018 season by obtaining her hopes pre-elite compulsory score at the Fiesta Bowl Elite Qualifier in Arizona. At the Region 7 Championships, she won the all-around title with a 37.900 and placed second on vault and floor exercise. She qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Rochester, NY where she placed seventh in the all-around and ninth on uneven bars with a 9.425. Sydney was unable to compete in 2019 due to an injury.

Sydney trains 30 hours per week at First State Gymnastics in Newark, DE under coaches Slava Glazounov and Brooke Parker. Sydney would like to become an elite gymnast and make the US National Team. Her long-term goal is to obtain a DI college gymnastics scholarship.