Spirit Friday/Saturday — Girls’ team members have decided to designate Fridays (and Saturdays for Level 2) as Spirit Days prior to meets. We think this is a fantastic idea to promote team spirit and we are encouraging this. So this Friday for Levels 3-9 and Saturday for Level 2 girls, we are asking they wear a purple leotard–preferably this year’s exhibition leotard–to practice. If your gymnasts competes in their exhibition leotard, they should not wear it to practice, but should try to find another purple or black leotard. Also, we encourage all members of the team to wear a Wildcard Gymnastics t-shirt or other gear to school to show their team spirit.
Also, the week of our home meet, we will have a theme day for each day of practice, similar to what high schools do for homecoming (no dance Saturday night, sorry).
Level 3, 4, 5 State Apparel and Good Luck Ads — T-shirts and sweatshirts for the Level 3, 4, 5 State Meet (Dec. 7-8 in Mequon) are available. Click here for all the details regarding the state meet including order forms for the clothing and good luck ads for your gymnast. Please note that apparel orders are do in mid November to Wildcard Gymnastics. Good luck ads go directly to the host club.
Level 2 State Apparel and Good Luck Ads — We are not doing pre-orders for the Level 2 State Championship meet (Dec. 14-15 at Wildcard Gymnastics). We will try to make the booth available to Wildcard families prior to the meet so you can have the first crack at your selection. We are doing good-luck ads, so please click here for information on that. Please note that there is a flower order form for Level 2 state. DO NOT ORDER FLOWERS. As is per Wildcard custom, we give floral arrangements to our girls’ gymnasts and are taking care of this cost.
Congratulations — As we promote success through our gymnasts, we have created a wall with pictures of every gymnasts who scores a 9.0 or higher (not including Level 2 or Level 3 vault) or wins an event or All-Around at a meet. We’re still collecting and printing pictures, so it’s not completely updated yet. Here is who was added to the success wall this week:
Ella J. — 9.050 on bars
Kamryn W. — 9.125 on floor
Sofia B. — first-place on vault (second straight week)
Hattie B. — 9.350 on bars (tying the club record)
Delaney H. — 9.350 on vault (setting a new club record), 9.150 on bars, 9.200 on beam, 9.150 on floor, first place on vault and bars and first place in the All-Around (shattering the club record in the process with a 36.850)
Camille P. — 9.150 on bars, first place on bars
All-in-all this was a very successful meet for Wildcard. Virtually every gymnast went up, many by several points. Delaney H. was our most improved gymnast over the week, going up nearly 50 percent of the amount she could have possibly improved. Also, the Level 4 team as a whole was very successful, with most every gymnast improving more than 10 percent. The Level 4 team score also went up a whopping four points and the team finished 5th in a very strong meet, placing higher than some of the better teams in the state. Other clubs took notice of how good our kids looked.
Additionally, after the first meet, we only had 10 of our 31 gymnasts qualify to state. After the second meet, we only have 23 state qualifiers with several more really close. Way to go! (For those of you who don’t know what state qualification is, a gymnast qualifies to state with an all-around score of 33.000 in Level 3, 32.000 in Level 4 and 31.000 in Level 5; Level 2 gymnasts qualify to state by competing in two meets during the regular season).
This weeks’ theme is consistency. The goal is to have everyone continue to improve at a steady pace and not have any set backs. Consistency is being able to do all of your skills at a high level over and over again.
Fundraisers — By now, every gymnast should have received their fund-raising packet. In addition to pasta, we have added coffee, fudge and bake-at-home cookies.
Shoulder Bags — For the gymnasts who don’t have a Wildcard Gymnastics bag to use at competitions, please purchase a shoulder bag from us for just $5.