State

Slice of Life 2022-Day 27

State… for a gymnast, this is what they have been working for all season long. It’s the biggest meet of the season. It’s the championship.

Izzie went out today and showed her best. Starting with a 9.4 on beam, I knew we were in for a good meet. 9.275 on floor, not her best, but certainly a good score. And then it was vault. This has been her nemesis all season long and today was no different. She scored her lowest all season, 8.75. One event left and I hoped that wouldn’t hold her back. Onto bars, her favorite event. 9.675, a fantastic score! And then I could breathe a bit before awards.

When her division began announcing awards, I knew she would not place on vault. But then came bars. With each announcement I began to realize that Izzie might just win. And then it was announced, she was the State Bars Champion!!! I couldn’t hold back my excitement! Up next beam, and again she made it onto the podium in third place. No placement for floor today. Finally, it was time for the all around…6th place with a 37.1.

I am so proud of where this season has taken her. I can’t believe she is the bars state champ. But there is a tiny part of me that wishes that vault score would have been just a bit higher, that her goal of being on the podium in the all around could have come true. But no matter what, I love my little gymnast with all my heart and couldn’t be prouder!

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I am a wife, mom to two girls, a reading specialist, and avid reader and writer! I am excited to share my experiences through the different books of my life!

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