Level 6 Gymnastics
This is Allison’s 3rd year of competitive gymnastics and her last year (thank goodness) that we have to do the “compulsory” routines which means I only have two more meets of listening to the same music over and over and over and…..
It’s been a rough year for her. We moved from North Dakota to Las Vegas and she took three months off during the transition. Then we choose a gym that put in new coaches the day she started. With their competition season starting three weeks later, the new coaches were struggling to keep their heads above water and Allison was of course, not ready to compete yet. She injured her knee doing a punch front in the first practice. We thought it was something simple that would heal with ice and time but after the pain came back again I finally took her to the doctor and found out that she has a small fracture in her knee cap. She’s fine with pretty much any activity that doesn’t involve much impact but we’re keeping a close eye on it and I’m sure that it’s not helping her vaulting ability.
Today we have her second meet. Since we missed out on the fall season, she’s only competing 4 level 6 meets, which is the perfect amount, in my personal opinion. Enough time to improve but not to get sick of it. Her first meet was a month ago. I didn’t blog about it, but if you want to watch the video, I do have it posted on YouTube:
Today was about the same. The team started off on bars, which I was thankful for, since it meant she didn’t have to strain her knee until the end. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great event for any of the girls. Allison had a beautiful routine, but with one flub at the end that brought her score down to a 7.7. However, the scores must have been pretty low for everyone since she still took fourth place on bars.
Her beam was beautiful. She has a few wobbles, thanks to nerves but scored an 8.9 and took fourth place again. Floor was also very nice, she scored 9.05 and took fourth….again. Are you seeing a pattern here? She didn’t place on vault, but scored a respectable 8.35, which kept her all around high enough to place… guess what? Fourth! So I’ll spare you the semi-identical awards pictures and just assure you that she was in the same place for each of the events.
All in all, we were very happy and are looking forward to the next one! And I’ll get video up for this one…. eventually.