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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The gymnastics season has been going on since Halloween. The girls have been doing very well this year. They were the state champions last year. We beat Madison, Madison had won state for the past 16 years. It was time for another team to beat them and that was the Deuel Cardinals. This year we are trying to win again. I think that we have a very good chance of winning again. We just need to be on top of our game. Last night we had a meet in Milbank and it was an okay meet. We still had to count three falls on beam, which isn't that great. Counting the three falls makes our team score go down 1 1/2 points. In gymnastics that is a great amount, every tenth counts. We scored a 146.8, which is a very good score. I think that our team will do great things this year and in the near future. The girls are very fun to be with and to practice with. We have team bonding, such as sleepovers! They are always a blast. We work very hard every day in practice. We each motivate each other to achieve new skills. I always make a deal with one of the girls. It typically goes if you do that I'll do this. You always want to stick to your bets and promises. It's a very good system that we have. We also cheer each other on. We have lots of fun while working hard. We have NEC's on Monday in Britton and then that next Thursday we have regions in Sisseton. A week after that we go to state. State is in Brookings this year. I am very excited and anxious to see how the rest of the season turns out.