Grace qualified for the State Gymnastics Meet again this year. She did well in what may have been her last meet - ever...

muscle memory

When Grace's floor music cut out just 10 seconds in, it was muscle memory for the next 2 min...  The crowd tried to help by clapping a somewhat unsteady, and likely unhelpful beat that faded.  Sound returned in the final seconds, and amazingly  was in perfect sync with her finale.



Gymnastics in the State Fair grounds coliseum today.  Grandma and Grandpa made a surprise appearance making it a gold medal day:-)



Gymnastics season is in full swing... St. Cloud this weekend.


Made the drive to Kenosha, Wisconsin for the last gymnastics meet of the season.  The drive was smooth, Grace's bar routine bumpy, but a 9.3/10 on floor made it well worth the trip.

The 450 mile drive was easy, but getting to regionals a ton of work...  Proud of that girl.


Competing in the big auditorium at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Grace earned an invite to the Regional Meet in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Congratulations Grace!

state bound

There was lots of hard work and dedication on display today. While not her best meet, Grace's  season was successful enough to be invited to the state gymnastics meet in a couple of weeks.


Grace building speed for her vault at the meet in St. Cloud last night.


Taking 1st place on beam with a 9.5/10,  1st on bars and second on vault and the all around, Grace had a very. very good day.


Spent the day in St. Paul at Concordia for the Winter Challenge Gymnastics meet. The challenge here however is figuring which one is Grace....

trick question - they're all Grace



gopher invite

Other than the recent mini meet, the Gopher Invite at the National Sports Center in Blaine was Grace's first meet is almost two years.  She had a solid meet thanks to a cheering section which included an auntie, an uncle, cousins Ben & Joe, Grandma, Grandpa and even my auntie Lois.  Thanks for coming everyone!


The Gymnastics Academy just hired a new coach!  Her name is Grace, and she'll be training the minds and muscles of tomorrow's competitive gymnasts.  Congratulation's on your first job!

seriously ~ can't believe I just wrote that :-|

mini meet

Competing just against her 20 or so teammates in tonight's mini meet, Grace came away with top honors. With 9s on beam and floor, high 8s on bar and vault, she not only won the night, she took home two of just three 9s awarded.

Afterwards,  she was pretty much glowing.