Ashton Taylor Locklear (born January 13, 1998) is a retired American artistic gymnast from North Carolina. At a young age, Locklear watched her older sister’s gymnastics lessons and began imitating her. She also cited watching the 2000 Olympics on television as an inspiration to begin competing. She began her gymnastics career in trampolining, but later switched to artistic gymnastics. She began her study of gymnastics with Terry Barrett at Physical Awareness and Gymnastics, in Hamlet, NC.
She was a member of the gold medal-winning United States team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and is a two-time national champion on the uneven bars (2014, 2016). Locklear was an uneven bars specialist and was an alternate for the 2016 Summer Olympics U.S. gymnastics team, the Final Five.Ashton Locklear is a retired professional artistic gymnast and member of the Lumbee Tribe from North Carolina. Some of Locklear’s accomplishments include being a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics and an alternate for the 2016 Summer Olympic team. Additionally, Locklear is a two-time national champion (2014 & 2016) on the uneven bars, which was considered her specialty.