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Getting ready for Green and Gold

November 21, 2011 by

With this semester winding down, we are now just TEN DAYS out from our Green and Gold competition!! We just finished up with our last full week of training before the meet, our last morning kickboxing session, and our final team lift of the semester. We then ended the week with another green vs. gold mock meet.

The teams started well on both floor and vault and then really picked up the momentum and enthusiasm heading into the last two events. Our senior, Kristin, continues to lead the way hitting routine after routine; Marko hit a great bar set finishing with her new half-in half-out dismount; Jess, Larson, and Caitlyn all continued their streak of strong bar pressure sets this year; Katie and Lindsey both hit some impressive yurchenkos; and like Molly said, it is amazing watching our freshmen out there hitting these early pressure sets. Overall, I saw some amazing fights and determination from each and every one of us. The energy in the gym was awesome, and it was great seeing so much improvement from just a week ago. I can’t wait to see this carry over into the upcoming season, and especially Green and Gold in just over a week! GO GREEN!!!

Mary continues to post videos from these pressure sets as well as training, so make sure to check out the William and Mary Tribe Women’s Gymnastics facebook page!! While you’re there, be sure to check out our Stella & Dot holiday fundraiser. Visit www.stelladot.com/ellenbrady to find jewelry and handbags. When checking out, type in Mary Lewis as the hostess, and 50% of the profits will benefit our team!

We took a little break from gymnastics and academics last night to sit down for a nice team dinner at Mary’s house. We enjoyed some delicious food, thanks to Tim and Mary, and some quality time together. It was such a nice way to get ready for this last week before break!

I know we all can’t wait to head home for Thanksgiving break tomorrow and spend some time with our families and friends, but I will be looking forward to getting back. I am so thankful for all of my Tribe gymnastics family here and for what a great experience this continues to be. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Jennifer Ware

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