Kaelan "KK" Brough got her start in gymnastics at the age of five. KK used to be a competitive skateboarder beginning at the age of four and her coach recommended that she begin gymnastics to improve her skateboarding skills. KK started in one hour per week recreational classes and was hooked.
KK skipped level 4 and began competing in the fall of 2016 as a level 4 with Olympica Gymnastics Academy. KK unfortunately had to miss out on the SoCal State Championships for level 4, but came back strong for her 2017 level 5 season. In October at the Sectional Championships, KK took second on vault and third on beam and in the all around. Three weeks later at the SoCal South State Championships, KK won the floor title and earned silver medals on bars, beam, and in the all around.
KK began her optional career in February 2018 as a level 7. At her first meet, KK took second on vault and fifth all around. Before state, KK began training at Wildfire Gymnastics. At state, KK finished fifth on floor and qualified to the Region 1 Championships where she concluded her season with a first place finish on vault.
While preparing for her 2019 level 8 season, KK unfortunately suffered an injury and was only able t compete three events at her first couple of meets of the season. KK was able to compete four events by February and finished in the top 10 on beam and floor at the SoCal State Championships in March. KK finished up her season at the Region 1 Championships with a fourth place finish on bars.
KK competed a second season of level 8 during the 2020 season. At her first meet of the season, KK took third all around. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KK's season was cut short as the remainder of the season was canceled.
Currently, KK trains 20.5 hours per week under coaches Rick Watson, Whitney Dames, Steph Calvert, Tom Wakeling, and Hayley Butler at Wildfire Gymnastics. KK's goal for her 2021 level 9 season is to learn to control her competition anxiety so she can compete more confidently and raise her scores. In the future, KK hopes to earn a college scholarship to a division 1 school for gymnastics.
2020 SoCal State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
2019 SoCal State Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2019 Region 1 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
2018 SoCal State Championships Level 7 Qualifier
2018 Region 1 Championships Level 7 vault champion
2017 SoCal South State Championships Level 5 floor champion; bars, beam & AA silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
2017 America's Top 100: Level 5 AA
SoCal State Championships Level 8 Qualifier (Canceled due to COVID-19)
Region 1 Championships Level 8 Qualifier
SoCal State Championships Level 8 Qualifier
Region 1 Championships Level 7 vault champion
SoCal State Championships Level 7 Qualifier
America's Top 100: Level 5 AA
SoCal South State Championships Level 5 floor champion; bars, beam & AA silver medalist; vault bronze medalist
Favorite Event: Bars
Favorite Skill: Double Back
Favorite Gymnast: Bridget Sloan
Favorite Meet: Travel Meets
Favorite Quote: "Believe you can and you're halfway there."