Hometown: Lake Mary, Florida
Currently Living: Boulder, Colorado
Began Climbing: 2001
Ape Index: + .5”
As a kid Meagan climbed trees all the time. She was home schooled in elementary school and her mom made her read for an hour each day. So, Meagan chose to climb up in a tree with her book to do her reading. For her, it always seemed more fun that way. Meagan started climbing at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center, which is a gym in Orlando. Meagan joined the climbing team at the gym with about 8 other kids. "Growing up being a gymnast I climbed things all of the time at the gym when I was goofing around."
Meagan started competing in gymnastics at the age of 5. "In regards to sports, all I really knew starting out was competitions. I love the exhilarating feeling that competitions give you. There are so many things going on, not only around you, but also in your head. You train really hard for that moment when you walk out in front of the crowd and do your thing. I do really love the crowd; they definitely pump me up!" says Meagan. Coming from a competitive gymnastics background, competing in climbing became the natural thing to do.