Kayla Pilcher was born on November 2, 1999 in San Antonio, TX. She is the youngest of three children to John and Sheryl Pilcher and she has one brother, John Mason and one sister, Lauren. Currently, Kayla is an honor student at Ronald Reagan High School and she will graduate in 2018.
Kayla's older brother and sister were competitive gymnasts. She went to her first meet when she was a month old! They taught Kayla gymnastics on their living room furniture. She started her competitive gymnastics career at Alamo Gymnastics in San Antonio, TX. When Kayla was at Alamo, she earned silver medals on uneven bars and balance beam at the 2010 Level 6 State Championships. She skipped level 7 and quickly moved up to level 8 for the 2012 season. She qualified to the Region 3 Championships in 2012.
In the summer of 2012, Kayla moved to Aerial Athletics in San Antonio, TX. She repeated level 8 for the 2013 season where she placed fourth in the all-around and first on balance beam at the State Championships, qualifying to the Region 3 Championships. In 2014, Kayla competed in level 9 and easily qualified to the State Championships but was unable to compete due to an injury. As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2015, Kayla finished in the top ten in the all-around at the State Championships and qualified to the Region 3 Championships.
In 2016, Kayla earned a bronze medal on uneven bars with a 9.450 at the Region 3 Championships. In 2017, Kayla placed fifth on uneven bars at the State Championships and qualified to Regionals as a specialist.
Currently, Kayla is preparing for the 2018 season as a level 10 gymnast. She trains about 23 hours per week at Aerial Athletics in San Antonio, TX under coaches Steve Arkell, Gaby Avilez-Dunbar and Heather Schnelzer. Kayla would like to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals and to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.