Home Meet Spirit Week — To increase team spirit, gymnasts were asked to wear purple on Fridays on meet weekends. This week, since its our home meet, we are asking our gymnasts to do something for each day. Gymnasts should use the following daily themes this week:
Monday — Backwards Day (wear your leotards backwards)
Tuesday — Beach Day (wear swimsuits to practice and other beach attire)
Wednesday — Western Day (get in the spirit of the meet with your western wear)
Thursday — Leggings and Crazy Hair Day (the brightest leggings and craziest hair you can come up with)
Friday — Purple and Black Day (exhibition leotards or other purple leotards)
Also, we encourage the gymnasts to come early or stay later and cheer on their teammates. It’s also a great opportunity for the lower level gymnasts to see the optional-level gymnasts compete at home or it’s a good opportunity for the girls to see the boys compete and vice versa.
Friday Practice Schedule — With a number of schools off on Friday and with the gym in meet set up with limited equipment, we’re going to alter the practice schedule in order to ease some of the number of gymnasts in the gym at one time. The following schedule is for Friday:
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Levels 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (for those who can make it)
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Levels 2 and 3
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Levels 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (for those who couldn’t make it earlier. The 4s also competing Level 5 in the AAU session may come to both practices)
Congratulations — We had yet another successful meet on the girls’ side at the CSA Fall Challenge on Saturday and the boys’ had a good pre-season meet at Sheboygan YMCA as well. The following gymnasts will be added to the success wall with either a 9.0 (9.500 on vault for level 3) or a first-place finish:
Level 3 Girls: THE ENTIRE TEAM for its first-place finish, Aaliyah for a 9.050 on floor and a first-place all-around finish, Kamryn for a 9.100 on beam and a 9.050 on floor, Taylor for a 9.100 on beam and for first-place in the all-around. (Meet results aren’t available on-line so we don’t know who might have won events at this time.)
Level 4 Girls: Delaney for a 9.375 on beam, a 9.175 on floor, a 9.100 on bars and first place finishes on vault, beam, floor and all-around; Camille for a 9.000 on bars and a first-place finish on bars.
The boys also did well with everyone scoring 9s or better. The following gymnasts reached that mark (9.5 or higher for Level 4 vault):
Level 4 Boys: West with a 10.0 on vault, a 9.1 on floor, a 9.9 on rings and a 10.4 on high bar; Eli with a 9.8 on vault, a 10.6 on rings, and a 9.7 on high bar; Andy with a 9.5 on vault, a 10.6 on rings and a 10.3 on high bar.
Level 5 Boys: Max with a 10.0 on vault, a 9.1 on parallel bars, a 9.3 on floor, an 11.7 on rings and an 11.0 on high bar; Diego with a 10.3 on vault, an 11.4 on rings, and a 10.4 on high bar; Ian with a 9.8 on vault, a 9.0 on parallel bars, an 11.9 on rings and a 9.8 on high bar.
Level 6 Boys: Myles with a 9.9 on vault, a 9.1 on parallel bars, an 11.4 on rings and an 11.5 on high bar; Bryce with a 10.2 on vault, an 11.2 on rings, and a 10.7 on high bar.
Level 7 Boys: Reed with a 12.0 on vault, a 9.2 on parallel bars and a 10.8 on rings.
Spaces still need to be filled for meet volunteers — We still have several spots available for volunteers for the meet, especially in the last session and with the gym re-arrangement. Here’s who has volunteered for what and what is still available (also, still remember that your concessions and judges/coaches room donations are due before Friday). A thank you to all of you who have already committed to volunteer:
Concessions — Kajuana Lee
Judges/Coaches Room — Beth McAleer
Front Desk — Rhea Robinson
Admissions — Kajuana Lee
Thursday 7-9 p.m.
Goody bags: Monifa Lacking, Kathy Morrissey
Gym set up: Patrick Mulvey, Beth Curlik, Dan Westfahl, Melissa Bratley, Greg Collyard, Kari Collyard, Kristina Xiong, Vicki Busalacchi (could use 1-3 more)
Friday 11-3:30 p.m.
Gym decoration: Hallie Fowler, Jessica Sachs, Vonette Kvam, Bella Gordon, Kari Tait, Sheila Witt
Saturday, Session 1
Concessions: 8-10:45 a.m. : Liza Sandy, Joe Cicero (need at least 1 more)
Score Inputters: 8:45-10:30 a.m.: Hallie Fowler (need at least 1 more)
Award Presenters: 10-10:45 a.m.: Hallie Fowler, Sophia Santiago
Saturday, Session 2
Admissions 10 a.m.-noon: Karri Tait, Jackie Schultz
Front Desk: NO ONE
Concessions: 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Jane Valdez, Jenny Grebe, Ava Gordon
Timers, Score Inputters, Ribbon Writers 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Freddie Oby (need 4 more)
Award Presenters noon-12:30 p.m.: Norah Tait (need at least 1 more)
Music Player 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Hallie Fowler
Runner at Scorer’s Table 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: NO ONE
Saturday, Session 3
Admissions noon-2:15 p.m.: Julie Rader (need 1 more)
Front Desk: NO ONE
Concessions: 12:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. — Sue Burke, Nolan Burke, Ava Gordon, Anne Literski
Timers, Score Inputters, Ribbon Writers 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Izzie Laspisa, Elie Literski, Jordan Morrissey, (need two others)
Award Presenters 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Hallie Fowler, Elie Literski, Jordan Morrissey, Maddie Westfahl
Music Player 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Hallie Fowler
Runner at Scorer’s Table 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. — Eden Rader
Saturday, Session 4
Admissions 2:15 p.m.-5:20 p.m.: Jesi Laughlin (need 1 more)
Front Desk: NO ONE
Concessions: 2:35-5:25 p.m. — Liza Sandy, Vicky Degarmo (need 1-2 more)
Timers, Score Inputters, Ribbon Writers 3 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Freddie Oby, Bella Gordon, Kelly Baylor (need 2 more)
Award Presenters 5-5:30 p.m. — Hallie Fowler, Sophia Santiago, Becky Dee Degarmo
Music Player 3:40-5:15 p.m. — Hallie Fowler
Runner at Scorer’s Table 2:30-5:10 p.m. — Kerrigan Segrin
Saturday, Session 5
Admissions 5:20 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Gina Dundun, Kim Petersen
Front Desk: NO ONE
Concessions: 5:35 p.m.-9 p.m. — Freddy Oby, Sophia Santiago (need 1-2 more)
Timers, Score Inputters, Ribbon Writers 5:45-9 p.m. — Alyssa Sachs (need 3 more)
Award Presenters 8:45-9:30 p.m. — Alyssa Sachs (need 1-3 more)
Music Player 5:45-9 p.m. — NO ONE
Runner at Scorer’s Table 5:45 p.m.-9 p.m. — NO ONE
Saturday, Post Meet
Gym Set Up 9-11 p.m. Ann Jagodzinski, Chad Evenson (need 5-12 more)
Cleaning 9:30-11 p.m. — NO ONE (need at least 4 more)
Please, if you haven’t already, sign up for a job. This helps the meet to run smoothly and makes our gym look efficient and organized.
Trick or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31 — NO TEAM PRACTICE FOR BOYS’ OR GIRLS’ TEAM or FAST TRACK.
All team members are invited to come trick or treating in Blain, Alison, Hallie, Bradyn and West’s neighborhood. Trick or Treat is 5-7:30 p.m. in Brookfield. Please meet at The Fowler’s house at 4:45 p.m. We’ll Trick to Treat to our heart’s content and have pizza when we return. You can pick up your gymnast before/around 8:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to come along! (Alie’s address is 540 N. Park Blvd in Brookfield. It’s just west of Sunny Slope, off of Bluemound Road.) Come in costume!
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