Braie Speed was born on June 5, 1996 to Jamie and Brad Speed. She took her first steps into the gym at 18 months at a Mommy and Me class at Mesquite Institute of Gymnastics. By 2003 Braie was competing as a level 5 athlete for Alamo Gymnastics. She qualified for the TOPs Diamond National Team in 2003 as well as 2004. By 2005 Braie was winning all-around titles as an optional gymnast. She competed in the 2005 WOGA Classic as a level seven winning the all-around and went on to with the Texas State Championship title. In January of 2006 she traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2006 NAWGJ Judges Cup where she earned titles on vault, beam, floor and the all-around.
Braie competed as a level 8 athlete for the remainder of the 2007 season placing 7th at the Kurt Thomas Invite and 3rd at the WOGA Classic. Braie was also able to travel to Las Vegas, NV for the Lady Luck Invite where she earned first place in the all-around. She qualified to her first Region III Championships and placed third all-around and third on vault. In 2007 Braie continued to climb the gymnastics later and was now competing as a level 9 athlete. Braie competed at the 2007 Texas State Championships earning fifth place on floor. During the summer of 2007 Braie switched to Harris Unlimited Gymnastics (HUGS) where she would be coached by Mike and Laprise Harris.
Braie competed at the 2008 Metroplex Challenge Qualifier where she earned her all-around score for the HOPES division of elite gymnastics. She also traveled to New York City for the Manhattan Classic where she earned a silver medal on vault. Braie also traveled to Blue Springs, MO for the Dragon Invite where she was able to practice her routines at the HOPEs level. In May she went to the National Training Center in Huntsville, Texas to competed in the National Elite Qualifier where she placed fourth in the AA. Braie’s last competition as a HOPES athlete was the 2008 US Challenge in where she placed 2nd in the compulsory competition and placed 4th in the all-around.
In the fall of 2008 Braie moved to Olympic Hills Gymnastics where she is now coached by Jeff Beal. Braie was invited to the January 2009 National Team Training Camp where she verified all four events and earned her International Elite Optional Score. Braie competed in both the American Classic and US Classic, but missed qualifying to the US National Championships by the smallest of margins. She requalified to theinternational elite level in 2010 and qualified to the 2010 US National Championships via her score at the Buckeye Qualifier. Braie then traveled to Chicago, IL for the 2010 US Classic, however while there Braie sustained an injury and was later forced to scratch from the Natinoal Championships. At the conclusion of her 2010 season Braie switched to Aerial Athletics.
Braie has two younger brothers, Logan and Jett. In the fall of 2010 Braie started the 9th grade and is currently homeschooled. In her free time she enjoys arts & crafts, reading, and participating in her church youth group.