After placing 10th at the Georgia State Meet in Level 5 with a score of 52.05, D was qualified to compete in the Regional Meet held in Huntsville, AL. What an experience to compete with 60 other level 5, 7-9 year old gymnasts from Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. After a disappointing start on the floor and pommel horse, he pulled it together for a strong finish on rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar. His All Around score of 47.325 placed him 40th. D loved competing and hanging out with his 2 buddies from the Gym South team. Way to go D!
Picture: D completing a muscle up with Coach Stef looking on.
We were able to get a glimpse of D's rings' score as we were urged to evacuate the Von Braun Center as the sirens were indicating a tornado warning. We gathered in the parking garage below the center for 30 minutes before the meet was resumed. Visions of our camper being whisked off the mountain at Monte Sano State Park thankfully did not come to fruition!