09/12/2014 04:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Is How You Dominate A Pushup Contest Like A Girl

When Kimberly Munley, the cop who stopped the 2009 Fort Hood shooter, calls you a hero, you know you've accomplished something.

In a Facebook post, Munley praised a girl who dominated a male JROTC cadet in a pushup contest Sept. 6 at Independence Mall in Wilmington, North Carolina.

At 10 years old, Kaylyn Mintz may not have looked like a formidable opponent to the challenger WECT identifies as a Lejeune High School cadet, but wow. Kaylyn cranked out pushups by the dozens, while the cadet eventually broke form and finally quit.

The event was part of a fundraiser in which cadets took on onlookers in fitness challenges. Munley, raised in nearby Carolina Beach, filmed the face-off.

"OMG!!!! This little girl is my new little hero!!!" Munley wrote on Facebook.

Turns out that Kaylyn comes by her strength as a competitive gymnast.

Tiffany Gomes, Kaylyn's coach at Port City Gymnastics in Wilmington, told The Huffington Post that Kaylyn does pushups regularly in practice.

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