Everest Gymnastics showcases student Kaylen Morgan, who competed in the Gymnix International in Montreal, in the following brief QA session.
Q: Who is Kaylen Morgan?
Everest Gymnastics: Kaylen is one of our most talented gymnasts. At 14 years old, she already has an impressive gymnastics career and was recently chosen as one of just 25 athletes in the country to be appointed to the US National Team. Kaylen is not only an athlete, but also a high school student, with plans to enroll in the University of Michigan in 2022. She is one of the most spirited and dedicated young ladies ever to grace the mats, and we have been honored to watch her develop and refine her skills over the last four years.
Q: What are some of her biggest achievements in gymnastics?
Everest Gymnastics: Kaylen has won many titles in her young life and has been privileged to showcase her athletic abilities in Texas, Chicago, Canada, and many other venues in between. In 2016, Kaylen scored second on the uneven bars at the women’s Junior Olympic National Championships. She went on in 2017 to also place second on the uneven bars and fifth all-around at the Hopes Championships. But if you ask her, she will likely say that what she is most proud of is her personal relationships, especially with her little brother.
Q: What is something really special about Kaylen?
Everest Gymnastics: That is tough because the child is special from head to toe. The first thing you’ll notice about her is her smile and the intensity in her eyes when it’s time for practice or competition. Something interesting to consider is that Kaylen was born at 24 weeks, barely considered a viable birth. This makes the fact that she’s become one of the top athletes in the nation that much more applaudable. Kaylen is one of the most balanced young ladies we have ever met, and we are in complete awe that she can maintain her grades while never skipping a beat when duty calls and she has to travel.