Kinsey Jameson Davis was born on December 7, 2001 in Georgia. She is the youngest of three children to Kevin and Elizabeth Davis and she has two older sisters, Hailey and Madison. Currently, Kinsey is a sophomore at William Hough High School and she will graduate in 2020.
Kinsey was born into a gymnastics family! Both of Kinsey's parents were gymnasts. Her dad, Kevin Davis, was a member of the Men's USA Team for the 1988 Olympic Games in South Korea. Kinsey's mom, Elizabeth, was an elite gymnast as well. Both of her parents competed for the the University of Nebraska gymnastics team. Kinsey's older sisters were gymnasts until level 8 then they pursued all-star cheerleading. Kinsey started taking gymnastics classes for fun at the age of two and fell in love with the sport. She started her competitive gymnastics career at Everest Gymnastics in Huntersville, NC.
Prior to optionals, Kinsey earned silver medals on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around at the 2008 Level 4 State Championships. As a level 5 gymnast, Kinsey placed second in the all-around and first on uneven bars at the 2009 State Championships. In 2010, she placed fourth in the all-around, second on uneven bars and first on balance beam at the Level 6 State Championships.
Nearly one year later, Kinsey started competing level 7 in 2012. She had a great meet at the State Championships where she placed first on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.825. At the Region 8 Championships, she finished first on vault, uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.750. Kinsey moved up to level 8 for the 2013 season.At the State Championships, Kinsey finished first on uneven bars and in the all-around with a 38.375. Kinsey placed third in the all-around with a 38.550, first on uneven bars and third on balance beam at the Region 8 Championships.
Kinsey started training at KPAC Gymnastics Training Center in Statesville, NC during the 2014 season as a level 9 gymnast. Greensboro Invitational was Kinsey's first meet with KPAC where she earned gold medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around. At the State Championships, she placed second in the all-around and first on uneven bars and balance beam. Kinsey had a solid meet at the Region 8 Championships where she finished first on balance beam and in the all-around, qualifying to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals. At the Nationals, she grabbed gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 37.500. Kinsey was invited to Region 8's All-Star Trip to Las Vegas, NV. The All-Star Team included the top 12 gymnasts with the highest all-around scores at Eastern Nationals, regardless of age. Kinsey also earned an invitation to the JO National Team Camp and Developmental Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2015, Kinsey placed eighth in the all-around, second on uneven bars and third on vault at the State Championships. She finished first in the all-around with a 38.125, first on vault, second on floor exercise and third on uneven bars and balance beam at the Region 8 Championships. Kinsey qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Des Moines, IA where she placed 11th in the all-around with a 37.675, fifth on uneven bars and ninth on vault out of 56 gymnasts.
Kinsey had a busy season in 2016. She passed compulsories with a 36.000 at the Buckeye National Elite Qualifier in February. In March, she competed at the KPAC National Elite Qualifier where she placed second in the all-around with a 53.100 in optionals and qualified to junior international elite. In April, Kinsey finished fourth on vault and floor exercise at the Region 8 Championships. She then traveled to Huntsville, TX for the American Classic in May and narrowly missed qualifying to P&G Championships. However, she improved her all-around score from 52.350 to 53.150 at the Secret US Classic just a few weeks later in Hartford, CT. Kinsey's 53.150 all-around score qualified her to the P&G Championships in St. Louis, MO. Kinsey competed in the all-around during prelims at the P&G Championships, however, she hurt her back on her last event, floor exercise. She was limited to uneven bars in finals where she finished 13th out of 33 gymnasts.
Kinsey dropped back to level 10 for the 2017 season. At the State Championships, she finished second in the all-around with a 38.475, first on uneven bars and second on balance beam. Unfortunately, the paperwork to move Kinsey from elite back to level 10 was not submitted by the deadline. USA Gymnastics chose to uphold their policy and not accept the late paperwork, making her ineligible for Regionals and Nationals. Region 8 Gymnastics unanimously agreed to let her exhibition tonight because they realized this was a crucial recruiting year. Although her scores do not count and no medals awarded, she did finish first on balance beam with a 9.475, second on uneven bars scoring a 9.625 and second in the all-around with a 37.925.
Kinsey trains 28-30 hours per week at Southeastern Gymnastics in Weddington, NC under coaches Ludmilla Shobe and Sofia Managadze. Kinsey's long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.