PARKERSBURG - After bringing home some impressive hardware, Tori Boggs and Morgan Armstrong are taking their act to another level.
Boggs and Armstrong are members of the Mid-Ohio Valley based Jump Company USA. This past summer, they competed in the World Jump Rope Championships in Washington, D.C., and hauled in a total of 11 gold medals and three silver medals.
Boggs' collection included a world championship title in the all-around female single rope division, three-minute speed jumping, triple-unders (power) jumping, single rope speed relay 4x30 and double-Dutch speed 1x120.
Tori Boggs, left, and Morgan Armstrong combined for 11 gold medals and three silver medals at the World Jump Rope Championships in Washington, D.C. Boggs and Armstrong are members of the Mid-Ohio Valley based Jump Company USA.
Armstrong joined Boggs for the all-around world female single rope championship in addition to the world titles in single rope pairs freestyle and pairs wheel jumping.
"I knew they could do well if we studied the rules really well," said Jump Company USA coach Rochelle Boggs. "We built the routine to follow the guidelines. The speed of the routines was incredible and they were right on target."
Boggs graduated from Parkersburg High School this past spring and is currently training with Cirque du Soleil for a holiday tour which will travel across the United States.
She plans to resume her studies at Ohio State University next fall and play for the women's soccer team.
"(At Cirque du Soleil), Tori is jumping with some boys who appeared on American's Got Talent," Rochelle Boggs said. "They are known as power jumpers, and Tori is pretty much the only girl who can do the power moves."
Armstrong just finished her junior season with the Parkersburg High School volleyball team, which qualified for the Class AAA state tournament. She is not only a captain for Jump Company USA, but she is also trying out for the United States All-Star jump roping team which will travel the world.
"Morgan needs to keep training really hard - this sport takes a lot of dedication, a lot of drive and requires the mental game," Rochelle Boggs said. "We are really working hard on Morgan's mental game. She is a great kid to coach and does exactly what you tell her to do."
Jump Company USA, which is coached by Rochelle Boggs, Susan Armstrong and Korey Inman, consists of 30 jumpers, ranging from age 7 and above. Individuals interested in learning to jump rope can attend clinics on Mondays at Jefferson Elementary School or Wednesdays at the YMCA.
For more information, go to www.jumpcompanyusa.com