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Shayla Worley


Worley is the daughter of Lamont, a rancher, and Debbie, a court reporter. She won a speech oration contest, competing on four different levels. She was homeschooled through middle school. She now is taking three courses online, in addition to her in-school classes. She has done modeling jobs for several companies, including Disney, Tupperware and Lands' End. She has also done commercials with Disney and Universal. Worley would like to become a veterinarian in the future. Her older sister is a collegiate gymnast, competing for Eastern Michigan University. She says her role model is Tiffany Byrd, a former gymnast at Orlando Metro, and Melanie Sinclair.

Personal Information
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Began Gymnastics In: 1993
How did you get involved?: My big sister was in gymnastics, and I wanted to be just like her. When I was old enough to start in the tiny tots classes, I signed up.
Favorite Gymnastics Thing: My favorite parts about gymnastics are the traveling and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. I also love performing in front of crowds.
Favorite Event: Floor
Goals: My goals for gymnastics are to compete in the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games.
School: Boone High School
Grade: 11th (Fall '07)
Favorite School Subject: Spanish

Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite Music/Book: country
Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives
Favorite Food: grilled cheese sandwich
Hobbies: shopping
Other Sports Involvement: watching my brothers play baseball
Charity: recycling

National Competition Results
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif.: 2nd-AA, UB; 4th-BB, FX
2007 U.S. Classic, Battle Creek, Mich.: 2nd-BB
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA, UB; 4th-FX (Jr. Div)
2005 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach, Va.: 4th-AA, UB, 1st-BB
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn.: 2nd-AA, BB; 3rd-UB; 4th-FX; 6th-VT (Jr. Div)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y.: 1st-BB; 3rd-AA, UB; 6th-FX (Jr. Div)
2004 American Classic, Ontario, Calif.: 3rd-BB; 4th-AA, UB; 8th-VT; 9th-FX
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.: 3rd-BB; 4th-AA; 5th-UB; 10th-FX (Jr. Div)
2003 U.S. Classic, San Antonio, Texas: 6th-UB; 7th-AA
2003 American Classic, Boston, Mass.:

International Competition Results
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y.: 4th-AA
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany: 1st-Team
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla.:
2007 USA vs Great Britain International Competition, Lisburn, Ireland: 1st-Team; 1st-UB; 2nd-AA
2006 Tyson American Cup, Philadelphia, Pa.: 2nd-AA
2006 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii: 1st-Team; 2nd-UB
2005 Massilla Gym Cup, Marseilles, France: 2nd-Team; 2nd-UB
2005 USA/SUI, Maggligen, Switzerland: Team Alt.
2005 USA/GBR, Lilleshall, Great Britain: Team Alt.
2005 International Team Challenge, Long Island, N.Y.: 1st-Team
2004 USA/Canada, Houston, Texas: 1st-AA; 1st-BB; 1st-FX(T); 1st-Team; 1st-UB
2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii: 1st-Team; 4th-AA (Jr. Div)
2004 USA/Japan Dual Meet, Houston, Texas: 1st-BB; 1st-Team; 1st-UB