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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 BlackJack Meet in Vegas

While I was in Boise helping mom after surgery, Keith and Tyler traveled to Vegas for the BlackJack Championship meet.  
The boys had a couple of afternoon adventures checking out different attractions on the strip.  They went to the M&M and Hershey stores, visited the Coca Cola World, saw the Statue of Liberty made 3 different ways from candies, saw shows at Circus Circus, the Belagio fountains and lots of other things.  

 They took advantage of the Monorail system to get around the strip both days. 
Tasting the most popular soda flavors from around the world.
How gymnasts tour Vegas
Trey, Lucas, Tyler and Morgan
 Keith, Shawna and Laura
(Very grateful to our gym family for hanging with the guys this weekend)

 Vegas culture.....

Tyler had a good meet while there on Sunday.  He didn't hit any season best scores, but most his scores were better than the last meet and he didn't have any falls.  
He was part of a tie for 3rd on vault and brought home a cool medal for his effort.
 

Video



His last regular season meet is on March 3-5th at Cal Berkley, then the State Championships in mid March.  Another gym season is flying by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 Stanford Open

It was a lot of fun to go back to Stanford this past weekend and watch Ty compete.  
Ty had an okay meet.  He made some small gains on a couple of events, bringing his all around score up a full point.  Another positive was not having any scores in the 6's.  
There was a lot more competition at this meet as it draws gyms from all over the country.  
He was able to earn an 8th place medal for his pommel routine, quite the accomplishment at this meet. 

Video

 Marching in
 1/3 of the teams, the other 2/3 were on the front row. 
 This is a big meet with about 140 gymnasts in this session alone, so they are put into 2 flights. 
The first flight comes out and competes on 2 events and then they parade around and the 2nd flight comes in.  There is a second gym that they warm up in and wait for their time. 





Now to help him not have a mid season slump and power through for our home meet in 2 weeks. 

Florence & Eli's Birthday

Another month, another round of Birthdays!  

We celebrated Florence & Eli with the standard family dinner, presents and dessert.  




 Somebody needs to remember to adjust settings for the light table cloth. 







Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 Oroville Invitational

The first meet of the new year was this past weekend in Oroville.  
This one came with some ups and downs.  

Ty placed 1st on Vault, with a great vault that we were excited to see on the competition floor.  
He was also able to improve his scores for pommel and p-bars.  
High bar was so-so, with a lower score this meet.  Rings and floor both had some major for issues that really cost him in the score department (and not just the fall at the end).  














 










 He will always find the snacks on the floor.
 Waiting for awards, a BMX game on a friend's phone.
Rings
 Vault Champion!
 High Bar
 All Around

Next weekend we travel down to Stanford for the first of the big meets of the season.  
Hopefully some work this week will result in confidence and fixes for next weekend.