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    hi all:) How has everyone been?? Emily and Madi are doing great in cheer

    thank you everyone:) I am happy to report in Emily's last cheer competition... she did all her tumbling which includes toe touch toe touch back handspring, back handspring 1/2 turn cartwheel back tuck without any pausing. front handspring step out round off back tuck and another round off back...
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    Just wanted to say hi!

    Hi Netty:)) I miss you too. Emily and Madi also quit gym:( but now we are in competitive cheer too. Not sure I am that crazy about it... Parents are nuts over their kids for one routine one chance... I guess that is why I don't like it as much. However, I can see getting caught up in the...
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    hi all:) How has everyone been?? Emily and Madi are doing great in cheer

    swimming is going fantastic. He aged up after last divisionals to 13-14 which meant time standard drops and many new things he has to requalify for again and he is moving right along. He is really just starting to hit puberty so he is still smaller than some of the other swimmers in the age...
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    hi all:) How has everyone been?? Emily and Madi are doing great in cheer

    Emily's tumbling fears are dwindling and and her connections are strong again. She is faster and flips higher and with people tumbling all around her at the same time. Color me shocked:) Maybe it is tumbling with shoes... I don't know. Anyway, she is loving cheer Madi is doing great too and...
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    We are bidding farewell with gymnastics:( And Hello Competitive Cheerleading

    Yea Bog:) Awesome on being a new cheer mom too. Yes Austin is still swimming and he has d2s this weekend and hoping he gets a d1 time to compete d1 the following weekend. Austin just aged up to 13/14 and all the times dropped like rocks... Of course Austin has yet to hit puberty so we are tiny...
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    We are bidding farewell with gymnastics:( And Hello Competitive Cheerleading

    Both girls quit gymnastics after Emily even got her tsuk on vault:( Anyway, We started competitive cheerleading about 2 weeks ago with Elite Cheer in Omaha. Emily is going to start as a level 3 jr. national cheer due to not having stunting experience but good news is maybe shoes was the key to...
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    Kinda roll call

    I have Emily(age 11) level 6-7 usag but competing this spring at a new gym for amerikids then back to usag in fall depends on a few things like getting giants and consistently not balking back tumbling passes... if only she didn't have to connect ugh....She is also now in competive dance team as...
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    Introducing our new parent forum mod - Mariposa

    Yeah Mariposa:) You will be an awesome Mod:)
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    Pixie got hirst first 1st Place AA since moving up to L5

    Awesome and I miss that meet:) WE love Land of Oz meet and Miss Kansas gyms.
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    Missouri Winter Games Meet This Friday

    Emily competed that meet two years ago when Nastia Luikin was a guest speaker. Great meet and a great venue:) We had fun and wish we were doing it again someday:)
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    Emily and Madi Meet updates and guess the scores

    Thank you everyone... I am very good at judging too and usually right on with judge after I see a routine.... However, bars and floor threw me with Emily big time. I actually definitely thought Emily's floor routine was better than her beam routine in terms of fluidity and overall presentation...
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    Emily and Madi Meet updates and guess the scores

    Okay Madi and Emily just had their last meet before state. Emily has made a huge accomplishment in competing the last two meets in the all around after essentially losing back tumbling connections for like 9 months. The tumbling pass is still slow but it is connected. And in both meets she...
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    Back tumbling fear issues...help please.

    Omg this is so Emily and I just knew everytime Emily has a growth spurt she goes through this same mental block With her round off backhandspring connection Emily is repeating level 6 because she has not Tumbled bAckwards in a meet since last December She is finally coming out of it if any...
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    Update from us and first meet this next weekend.

    Thank you everyone:) Yes the girls are doing great and Emily is loving dance and we will just see what road we end up on but it is a new thing for both of us. Madi is just doing gymnastics right now and I am planning on certifying in judging:) I am studying up and testing hopefully when the...
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    More Score Guessing

    I would have thought like 8.75 with a few form breaks and separation in legs on tap and high bar cast not quite horizontal but great strong routine and great score.
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    Update from us and first meet this next weekend.

    Well Emily and Madi have continued on training the same levels we competed last year which is level 6 for Emily and 4 for Madi. Our gym it isn't easy to move up at all. You have to have all your skills to move up and with pretty good consistancy. Our gym is very strict on form and percision...
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    Guess the scores?

    Floor 7.25 fall out of back extension not crisp dance Beam 7.6 no holding on either handstand forgot routine in dance Vault 7.85 separated legs arch off of vault
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    First time in a long time but proud mommy brag alert

    Thank you everyone. :) I love hearing about all your girls even if I don't get a chance to reply with my hectic life lately.
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    First time in a long time but proud mommy brag alert

    after all the struggling with back walkovers until just recently. Little Emily got her back handspring on medium high beam last night like she had been doing them forever. WE are still repeating level 6 next fall because back tumbling has not gotten better and she is still not connecting her...
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    1st T&T Meet Report

    way to go :) Sounds like a great T & T Meet and yes I wouldn't have a clue how it works even though we have T & T in our gym too. Good Luck at Level 6 next meet:)