Well my dd survived her first level 7 meet. She did ok - not great, not terrible. She was very happy with how she did though - she wasn't expecting miracles. She did it to get the experience before the official start of the season after the summer and just wanted to go out and give it a shot. It was a last minute decision so she only had about 6 weeks to learn routines and try to get the skills where she wanted them. I was just glad to see a smile on her face the whole time. She fell off the beam twice and almost a third time - and that was her first event. She totally laughed it off though and didn't let it affect the rest of the meet. Her bars actually looked really good though (2nd place) and she won the handstand contest at the end - she was really excited about that.