Taylor had such a fun competing season this fall! It has been so fun to watch her just do what she loves to do! She was on the podium all season and has many ribbons,medals and fun gifts to show off!
Salutes everywhere! I am always taking these pictures as I'm video taping and they don't turn out the best, but they are sure fun to see! Her big smile just makes it that much more fun!!
Legacy takes 1, 2 and 3 on beam and floor!! Go Legacy!! They had such a great season! Also, taking 1st as a team at the Judges Cup!
State was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. In fact...Matt and I had plane tickets to fly out from Denver to New York on Sunday afternoon and didn't know Taylor's exact competition time until the week before. She didn't get the worst time of Saturday at 5:30...instead she got the 2nd worst! Saturday at noon! (We were really hoping for Friday night) Oh well...the weather was going to be great, so we made our flight...no problem! And Taylor! Wow! This girl made the stress of scheduling all worth it!
I LOVE watching my kids! :) It's so fun to see them set goals work so hard on them and achieve them. It's heartbreaking to see when things don't go exactly their way as well. We had a little bit of both in this meet which makes for an emotional roller coaster some times...but even I learn so much from it all!
Taylor started out on the bars and had her best routine ever! Next was the beam which ended up being just under her best score ever! We were feeling pretty good. To me, the bars and the beam are the most nerve wracking events and floor is her absolute favorite so as I was pretty excited for her! Well...then it happened...a silly mistake on the floor that she has never struggled with EVER! Just something silly and Taylor was heartbroken! I wanted to cry for her! However...we knew her score was still high...so we were still hopeful...she just had to nail the vault! And she did! I have some videos below. I was just gonna link all of her best events, because she'll be mad at me for posting her state floor routine, but it's still a great routine, so I'll post both. Also, I don't have a good video of her best beam routine but I thought her Judges Cup beam was better anyway, but really what do I know (absolutely nothing about gymnastics scoring that is for sure!). So anyway...here are some fun videos! :) For those that want to see them! It really was such a fantastic day!
Bars (State) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKWHDLiGma8
Beam (Judges Cup) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaPkQRF2Px0
Floor (Academy West) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No3sbU4w2Pg
Floor (State) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrOILLvSgU
Vault (State) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNEV7sOkga8
Awards Ceremony (State Champion!) :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MS3OxOz1FI
Vault 1st place
Bars 1st place
Beam 3rd place
Floor 5th place
All Around 1st Place!!
Team 4th Place!!
We love Legacy! We love the girls the coaches the parents! It's so fun! AND we love this Taylor girl! Congrats gymnastigirl!