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Saturday, January 23, 2016

2016 Mas Watanabe Meet

Today we headed to Elevate Gymnastics Academy in Elk Grove for the Mas Watanabe Invitational.  
This made for back to back meet weekends, so not a lot of time for practice, but Ty made some major improvements.   His all around score improved by 4.2 points!  Fingers are crossed that he can continue to make big improvements to get him closer to the 54 score he needs to attend state. 

This was the first meet of the season they were all together. 

They started out on floor today.  He did a lot better by landing all his tumbling passes.  He made one major mistake by falling out of his pirouette handstand half way through.    

 He still has form issues and isn't pausing long enough in his handstand positions to make them count.  This judge was much more by the book than the last one, so the score didn't reflect the actual improvements.

 Second rotation took them to pommel.  He had some time with coach John this past week that really paid off with a 2.30 improvement on his score!  Hopefully he can continue that trend! 

 Rings were #3 on the list today where he improved by .5.   
He is still missing one skill and needs a lot of clean up, hopefully they can work on those detail in the next couple of weeks. 

Fourth rotation was vault and it went well.  His score did not improve from the awesome 9.5 he received last meet.  It sounds like inconsistent judging is going to be the name of the game this season. 

5th rotation was on parallel bars for another big improvement by 1.1 points.  He was able to add in a press handstand that boosted his score.  

They ended the day on high bar with a small .2 improvement.  This is another place where details are killing his scores, much to be improved. 

Here is his video: 


Next meet will be at home on Valentine's weekend.  
He loves to show off, so an audience would be awesome!   
Sunday, 2/14 at 1pm. 

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