Oh yes, life is hard for a ninja staying at Uncle Reed & Aunt Jane's house. My dad's younger Brother and his lovely wife put us up while we were in town for the Utah State Gymnastics Championships. Thanks again for the hospitality and the fresh sugar donuts.
Rule is "no traveling on the day you compete". So we drove down on Thursday. Beach and the other Level 7's all competed at 5PM on Friday. Our gym had Excel girls compete on Thursday & 2 sessions of 8's and 6's on Saturday.
After settling the night before and attending the team lunch, the day of, we had some time to kill. More rules: no swimming, no sun, no hiking, before competing. Allowed: Lots of R&R, hydration, good food, and a lovely cat to cuddle with.
Friday, about 4:00 it was time to go- off to the races!
Almost literally, the meet was held at the fair grounds. Not the nicest venue but it was where it was....
That would be a Regional Qualifier, Utah State Level 7 overall Bar Champion (9.7), 2nd place Floor (9.75), and the most amazing kid on the planet, ready to go.