State Success!

NO PRACTICE TODAY FOR YESTERDAY’S COMPETITORS — Normally, we would start the weekly post with our state success wall additions, but today, we have an important message regarding tonight’s practice that we need to share immediately.

We’re giving the optionals who competed yesterday a well-deserved day off on Monday, March 30. All gymnasts who normally practice on Mondays that didn’t compete yesterday will practice. In addition, all TOPs gymnasts, regardless of whether or not they competed yesterday will have TOPs today from 4-6:30 p.m. (we’ve added an extra hour to make up for previous missed time).

STATE SUCCESS WALL ADDITIONS — Parents, you have every reason to be proud of your gymnasts. We had several season highs and virtually everyone improved on last year’s state score, many by several points. We took home more than twice as many medals as we did last year and we had three times as many all-around medalists (and last year since we hosted State, we tried to balance the age divisions in our favor!) Wildcard gymnasts won 33 medals, had six all-around medalists, and, for the first time ever, had a girls’ team place at state (just 0.5 out of fourth place)! Way to go, girls!

The following gymnasts will be added to the success wall (provided we can find room!):

Level 6:
Sofia B. — 9.175 on vault (6th), 8th-place bars, 4th-place beam, 7th-place All-Around
Hattie B. — 8th place beam
Ava C. — 10th-place vault
Bradyn F. — 6th-place bars, 9.050 on floor (3rd), 7th-place All-Around
Delaney H. — 9.175 on vault (4th), 8th-place bars, 9.225 on beam (3rd), 9.175 on floor (5th), 3rd-place All-Around
Lilly Ja. — 9.050 on vault (8th), 9.125 on floor (6th)
Aaliyah K. — 6th-place vault, 10th-place bars
Elie L. — 9.050 on vault (4th)
Miley L. — 8th-place bars
Jordan M. — 3rd-place bars
Camille P. — 9.175 on vault (8th)
Eden R. — 5th-place vault, 9th-place beam, 9.000 on floor (5th), 10th-place All-Around
Level 6 Team — 7th-place All-Around

Level 8:
Rose D. — 5th-place vault, 8th-place beam
Ava G. — 6th-place vault
Bella G. — 7th-place vault, 10th-place floor, 10th-place All-Around
Crystal S. — 4th-place vault

Congratulations to all of our gymnasts for their success at state and this season! We are extremely proud of everyone and how hard they worked leading up to State. Let’s continue to practice hard and be even better next season!!

PRACTICE SCHEDULE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS — With Easter and many gymnasts going on Spring Break, we will have some alterations to the practice schedule for the next several days:

Monday, March 30: No Level 6-8 (Level 5/6 group should come), TOPs 4-6:30 p.m. Compulsories and boys that normally come on Mondays have no practice changes
Tuesday, March 31: No changes
Wednesday, April 1: No changes (no kidding!)
Thursday, April 2: No practice
Friday, April 3: No practice, no open gym
Saturday, April 4: No practice
Sunday, April 5: No practice, Happy Easter
Monday, April 6: No practice for anyone
Tuesday, April 7: Practice normal times, no changes
Wednesday, April 8: Practice normal times, no changes
Thursday, April 9: Practice normal times, no changes
Friday, April 10: No practice, no open gym; Boys’ Regionals, Girls’ Regionals
Saturday, April 11: Only Xcel and Level 3s will have practice; Girls’ Meet at Carousel; Boys’ Regionals
Sunday, April 12: Girls’ Meet at Carousel, Tumbling & Trampoline State
Monday, April 13: Practice schedule returns to normal

BUTTER BRAIDS TO BE DELIVERED — Butter Braids will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, April 1 (no kidding!) at 5 p.m. Hopefully, they will be available a little sooner so when you drop off your child, you can pick them up at that time. The Butter Braids arrive frozen and will stay frozen for several hours, but we do not have the ability to store the Butter Braids to keep them frozen for extended periods of time. Please pick them up on Wednesday.

If you haven’t placed your order, please do so today so we can get them delivered by Wednesday.

EASTER WORKOUT — An Easter workout will be posted to the blog prior to Thursday.

UPCOMING DATES TO NOTE — The following are dates to note for the next few months (subject to change):

April 10-12: Boys’ Regionals; Girls’ Regionals; Carousel Meet; T&T State
May TBD:  Boys’ Team and Xcel Team Tryouts (open to anyone)
June 7: West Allis a la Carte – performances at 1:45 & 4:15 p.m.
June 10-14: AAU Nationals, Las Vegas, Nev.
June 27: Badger State Games, Wesson, Wis.
July 4 :  4th of July parades, Brookfield & Wauwatosa
July 6-11: Karolyi’s Camp, New Waverly, Texas
July 25: Neighborhood Share Fair – performances at 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Aug. 3-6: AAU Junior Olympics, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 22: Summer Spectacular
Aug. 28: Compulsories Pre-Season Meet & All-Team Picture

Also note that starting in May, compulsory girls will have the first of three meet fee installments due. We will have a meet schedule out in mid-April. This summer, we purchase new warm-ups as our previous two-year cycle with the warm-ups has ended. We will begin sizing for those warm-ups very soon.

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