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FOX 44/ABC 22 HS Athlete of the Week: Essex's Kylie Svarczkopf

Essex High School has won the last 8 Vermont Gymnastics State Championships and they are unbeaten this year. Thanks, in part, to freshman Kylie Svarczkopf, our FOX 44/ABC 22 High School Athlete of the Week.
Essex, VT -- Essex High School has won the last 8 Vermont Gymnastics State Championships and they are unbeaten this year. Thanks, in part, to freshman Kylie Svarczkopf, our FOX 44/ABC 22 High School Athlete of the Week. 

"Kylie is one of the most talented gymnasts that I've had." said EHS head coach Ashley Godin. "She never gives up. She's go-go-go. She's really at the top of the level that she's competing at right now."

Svarczkopf is one of the youngest and best members of the Essex gymnastics team. Her determination, discipline and charisma has helped keep the Hornets program at the top.

"It's a privilege to be able to work with someone that's incredibly talented, great attitude, extremely hard work ethic, she's versatile." continued Coach Godin.

In her freshman year, Kylie is already making her mark in individual performances. At a meet earlier this season, Kylie scored a 36 out of 40 in the all-around, an outstanding mark.

"She's also going to be a huge contributor to this team's success over the next three years." Godin said.

"This is one of my favorite teams I've ever been on, and it's been pretty awesome." Svarczkopf told FOX 44/ABC 22.

The bars and floor exercise events are where she really stands-out.

"I believe her favorite is the bars, she's a top contender in the state on bars. As well as floor, she brings a lot of sass, a lot of attitude to the floor." said her coach.

"Definitely floor is the most fun with expression." Svarczkopf said. "I have a really pumped up routine, and I really like to perform it. I don't think i could do that anywhere else except on floor."

Training doesn't stop at Essex. For Kylie, gymnastics is a year round sports.

"I'm working out like four days a week, 12 hours a week in club gymnastics all year."
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