My daughter is officially retired…at 17

My daughter had her last gymnastics meet of her career at her state championship meet this weekend. She is a graduating senior and will be heading off to college next fall. Out of all the Level 7 gymnasts this year, there is 2 graduating sensors. Most girls don’t stick it out through high school since the 4hrs per day on top of high school and other things that take time away from the gym. On top of gymnastics, she maintains over a 3.8 GPA. We are very proud parents.

The Michigan-USAG (USA Gymnatics) recognizes graduating seniors during the state meet. They pulled her up on stage and read some details about her life in gymnastics and school like that fact that she started as a gymnast when she was 3 years old, she was 2nd at last year’s state meet, and her college plans for the fall. They gave her a plaque commemorating the event. When she sat back down with her fellow gymnasts/friends, 1 of them joked that she got an award for being old. This year she tied for 3rd on vault (her best event) and took 8th on Floor (her 2nd best event). She is an amazing kid. She is not the best gymnast but can do things 99.9% of people in the world can’t do, she keeps her grades up (and is frustrated when she doesn’t get A’s), she has a boyfriend and many friends. All in all she leads a fairly normal life but with extreme dedication to Gymnastics.

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