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Offline jumpingbeansmom

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Woo hoo! She did it!
« on: September 13, 2010, 08:35:19 AM »
When we got to the huge competition this weekend (3 juvie groups of 20 each) not only was the kid in the first group, but she WENT first-- it actually seemed to suit her.  There were some serious heavy hitters in her group too, geesh, but she got through the whole program with no falls and no major mistakes-  she ended up right in the middle of the pack for placing, which seems pretty good for 9 years old and new at Juvie!  She was so happy.  ;D

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Re: Woo hoo! She did it!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 08:41:13 AM »
That's great - congrats to her.
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Re: Woo hoo! She did it!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 09:12:03 AM »
That's great - congrats to her.

It sounds wierd to people who don't get skating levels to say woo hoo, she got 12th- LOL

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Re: Woo hoo! She did it!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 09:25:17 AM »
Why would they think that's strange?  There are lots of other sports with large entry groups at each meet.  Swimming, gymnastics, track & field are all sports where each athlete has to qualify or do well and middle-of-the-pack is okay.

They can't compare it to a team sport like baseball or football - that's just apples vs. oranges.
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Re: Woo hoo! She did it!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 10:34:48 AM »
Why would they think that's strange?  There are lots of other sports with large entry groups at each meet.  Swimming, gymnastics, track & field are all sports where each athlete has to qualify or do well and middle-of-the-pack is okay.

They can't compare it to a team sport like baseball or football - that's just apples vs. oranges.

People generally don't understand that you sometimes start skating a higher level before you have any chance at medaling there. 

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Re: Woo hoo! She did it!
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 07:23:36 PM »
Wow! Good for her. What a good sport, at 9, to understand that a clean program is a big accomplishment at Juv! Congrats to you to for supporting her so well!

I like skating first because then I get to skate right out of the warmup, and I haven't seen what I'm up against.