Dedication. Commitment. Focus. Tenacity. These are all attributes exhibited by Kiley Rorich, a freshman at Sun Valley. Kiley has been involved in gymnastics since she was about 3 years old. By the time she was 6 years old, she had begun participating in competitive gymnastics. Kiley recognized early that she had a talent and a passion for gymnastics. The uneven bars are her favorite event; however, she also competes on the vault, balance beam, and floor exercise.
After moving from Florida to North Carolina in 2015, Kiley followed her dream and continued to flourish in gymnastics. Kiley’s focus and aspirations increased, and she worked diligently to develop and refine her skills. Recognition for her tremendous work ethic has been attained at both the Regional and National levels.
2017: Level 9, NC State - 3rd Place, Regionals - 2nd Place, and J.O. Eastern National Championships - 2nd Place.
2017: Made the Region 8 All-Star Team to the Cayman Islands and attended Women’s Junior Olympic National Team Training Camp in Huntsville, TX.
2018: Level 10, Regional Champion (Region 8) and Junior Olympic National Qualifier
2019: Level 10, NC State Champion and Regional Champion (Region 8) and Junior Olympic National Qualifier
Kiley consistently challenges herself and is able to maintain a high academic average as well as a high level of athletic success. She endures a rigorous practice schedule once the season begins and practices 6 days a week for 4 ½ hours each day. She is able to balance her time and energy in order to pursue and achieve her long-term goal of obtaining a gymnastics college scholarship. Kiley’s determination and persistence led to the proposal of two complete athletic scholarships this year.
Kiley set a long-term goal for herself in a paper that she wrote for an assignment in sixth grade: “I will get a gymnastics college scholarship when I get in high school.” Remarkably, she has achieved that goal and recently made a verbal commitment to accept a full athletic scholarship to the University of Denver. Upon high school graduation in 2022, she will compete for the Pioneers who finished 4th at the 2019 NCAA National Gymnastics Championships last weekend.
Congratulations to Kiley and her parents on this incredible accomplishment!