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Kyla was a very active child and would climb on everything, so her parents decided to put Kyla into gymnastics classes when she was three years old at Greenville Gymnastics Training Center in South Carolina. At the beginning of Kyla's gymnastics career, she trained at Richmond Olympiad under coaches Sandy Dornbuch and Katherine Anderson and National Gymnastics Training Center with Debra Hutchinson and Nikolai Dorochenko .

As a level five gymnast in 2004, she finished third in the all-around and won uneven bars at the Flips USA Invitational. She competed level six during the fall season. She finished fourth on uneven bars at the Sectionals. In 2005, Kyla moved to Gym-Max Gymnastics in January and continued competing as a level 6 gymnast. She won vault, floor exercise and the all-around at the 1st Prelim. At the NAWGJ Judges Cup, she placed first on vault, balance beam and in the all-around. Kyla placed third in the all-around and won both vault and uneven bars at the 2nd Prelim. At the Butterfly Classic, she swept the five gold medals. There, she scored her highest all-around of the season with a 38.225. At the 3rd Prelim, she placed second in the all-around and first on vault and balance beam. Kyla then won the all-around title at the Sectionals. At the Level 6 State Championships, she finished third in the all-around and first on floor exercise.

Kyla competed level seven in 2006. She won vault and the all-around at the San Diego Classic. She swept the gold medals at the Surf City Classic with an all-around score of 38.775. She did even better at the Long Beach Open, where she won the all-around title with a 39.125. At the Level 7 State Championships, she won uneven bars and the all-around titles. She also placed second on vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

She skipped level eight and began competing level nine in 2007. She won vault, balance beam and the all-around at the LA Classic. At the Surf City Classic, she finished second in the all-around. Kyla then won uneven bars and the all-around at the Long Beach Open. At the Level 9 State Championships, she placed first on balance beam and in the all-around. At the Level 9 Regional Championships, she finished third in the all-around and first on vault. There, she qualified to the Level 9 Western National Championships, where Kyla won the all-around and balance beam titles.

In 2008, Kyla moved up to level ten. At the National Judges Cup, she won five gold medals. Kyla won the all-around title at the LA Classic. She finished second in the all-around and first on balance beam and floor exercise at the AOGC Invitational. She won floor and the all-around at the Top Flight Invitational. At the Level 10 State Championships, she placed first on uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. Kyla finished second in the all-around and first on balance beam at Level 10 Regional Championships. At the Junior Olympic Nationals, she placed second on vault as well as first on balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around! There, she earned a spot on the Junior Olympic National Team.

Kyla started 2009 off by winning vault and floor exercise as well as second in the all-around at the OC Classic. She qualified to junior international elite at the Metroplex Challenge. At the American Classic, she finished second in the all-around, third on vault and floor exercise and first on balance beam. In July, Kyla won the all-around title at the US Classic in Des Moines, Iowa. She continued on to win the US National Championships in Dallas, Texas. There, she made her first US National Team. Later that fall, Kyla was selected to represent the USA team at the Junior Pan Am Championships in Aracaju, Brazil. In Brazil, Kyla helped the USA team to win the team gold medal. Kyla also brought home four additional individual medals; gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around as well as a silver medal on floor exercise.

In March of 2010, Kyla traveled to Jesolo, Italy for the City of Jesolo Trophy meet, where she finished second in the all-around right behind Russia's Anastasia Grishina. Nearly one month later, Kyla traveled all the way to Melbourne, Australia for the Pacific Rim Championships. There, she helped the USA team to win team gold medal ahead of China and Australia. Individually, Kyla placed second in the all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise as well as first on vault. In July, Kyla competed at the US Covergirl Classic in Chicago, IL, where she finished third in the all-around and first on balance beam. Kyla then traveled to Hartford, CT for the VISA Championships in August. After both days of the VISA Championships, Kyla defeated her all-around title! She finished third on vault, seventh on uneven bars, first on balance beam and third on floor exercise. In September, Kyla was selected to represent the USA at the Senior Pan American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico where she won the all-around title ahead of USA's Sabrina Vega and Venezuela's Jessica Lopez. She also helped the USA team to win the team title ahead of Canada and Brazil. On the next day, Kyla competed in uneven bars ana floor exercise event finals where she placed sixth and second respectively.

Kyla started her 2011 season in Italy at the City of Jesolo Trophy. She helped the USA team to win the gold medal ahead of Russia and Italy. Individually, she placed first on balance beam and in the all-around. In July, Kyla traveled to Chicago, IL for the US Covergirl Classic where she won the all-around title as well as first on uneven bars and second on vault. A few weeks later, she finished second on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the VISA Championships in St. Paul, MN. Kyla was named to the Junior US National Team for the third time.

During Kyla's first year as a senior in 2012, Kyla was named to the USA Team for the Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Washington. She finished second in the all-around, first on balance beam, second on uneven bars and third on floor exercise. She also helped the USA team to win the team gold medal. Two few weeks later, Kyla traveled to Italy for the City of Jesolo Trophy and placed first in the all-around and first with team. In May, Kyla placed second in the all-around and second on uneven bars at the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL. At the VISA Championships, Kyla finished fourth in the all-around, second on uneven bars and fourth on balance beam, qualifying to the Olympic Trials in San Jose, California.

Kyla had a fantastic competition at the US Olympic Trials in San Jose, California where she finished fifth overall, totaling a 59.400 on day one and a career-high 60.600 on day 2. Following the conclusion of the competition, Kyla was named to the United States Olympic Team with Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Alexandra Raisman and McKayla Maroney. Kyla helped the USA team (Fab Five) to win the team gold medal for the first time since Magnificent Five at the 1996 Olympic Games. They were five points ahead of second-place Russia and seven points ahead of third-place Romania.

Kyla trains about 30 to 35 hours per week at Gym-Max Gymnastics under coaches Howie and Jenny Liang. Currently, Kyla is preparing for upcoming competitions in 2013.

Kyla Briana Ross was born on October 24, 1996 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Jason and Kiana Ross. She resides in Aliso Viejo, California with her parents and two younger siblings; Mckenna and Kayne. Currently, Kyla is in 11th grade at Aliso Viejo High School, graduating in the spring of 2015.


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