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Retired Gymnast... Now Wrestler

tdoesgymnastics

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Jan 22, 2017
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You may have seen my previous posts about my daughter. If not, she retired from gymnastics in 8th grade due to chronic backpain and decided to join cross country. She's a sophomore right now and hasn't looked back from the world of distance running. She got a stress fracture just before the state meet this fall and spent a lot of time in the weight room because of it (since she couldn't run but could do core and arms) The wrestling coach saw her and said that he'd never asked a girl to be on the team on the team before but they really need a 106 lb this year. He also said that for the first time, Ohio would have a girl's state meet. My daughter is familiar with wrestling, all her brothers do it, but was a little hesitant because she is only 90 lbs and most guys cut weight. However, she decided to give it a go, and while she does get beat most of time, she's gotten a couple wins and is exciting to had another varsity sport to her repertoire of cross country, track, marching band, diving, and now wrestling. I just love that the twenty hour weeks were so worth it because its such an incredible background for all sports!
 

NutterButter

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I love reading the stories of what happens after gymnastics retirement! Thank you for coming back to share!
 
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Tmacs

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Feb 19, 2019
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Love this! My dd is just beginning her gym journey at L 3/4 but I don’t expect she’ll go the distance... we are too tall. Love seeing what other sports gymnasts do.. swimming, rock climbing, pole vaulting, high jump are a few I hope she’ll consider if/when she retires.
 
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