UPDATE 1/27/2014 10:00 AM
Tori Boggs isn't just your typical jump roper. She lives and breathes the sport.
After seeing a jump roping competition for the first time when she was five years old, she was instantly hooked.
"My mom was with me and she said if I really wanted to be serious about the sport I need to go talk to the coach. I need to practice hard", says Boggs.
Sixteen years later she is a two time world record holder and captain of the U.S. National Jump Rope team.
One of the most rewarding parts of jump rope for Tori has been the chance to see the world. She's traveled to a number of places including Kenya, Denmark, South Africa, Iceland, and Australia.
Most recently the Parkersburg native appeared on the talk show "Ellen".
It was an honor for Boggs to meet her idol and share her passion.
"To be able to represent the sport I love so much and not only West Virginia but Ohio State I just hope that I did the absolute best that I could. And I hope that I did a good job because I had a really great time doing it", she said.
Jump roping even earned her a full ride to The Ohio State University where she majors in industrial design.
"I couldn't imagine my life without jump rope at all. It's what I absolutely love to do. I want to do it forever. somehow stay involved even when my knees are done from jumping so much. There's literally no other sport like it".
A Parkersburg woman was featured on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday.
Only 20 years old, Tori Boggs is the nine-time world jump rope champion, plus two-time jump rope world record holder! She even served as captain of the U.S. National Jump Rope Team.
Tori tells Ellen that she makes up her own tricks and builds on competitors tricks.
Tori is an industrial design and pre-med major at Ohio State!
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