Sunday, February 08, 2009

Infinite Meet

Calvin had another meet today. This time, the format was different. Instead of warming up on all six events and then competing in rotation, the gymnasts warmed up on one event, then competed on it, then rotated to the next event, warmed up on it, competed, etc. He didn't care for this, as he said they didn't get as many turns to warm up. Also, it wasn't just a Level 5 competition, it was Level 5-10 (our particular team only had levels 5 and 6). This meant we got to watch some really cool upper level routines. (Gwen? you asked if I get nervous watching him? Yes, I do! My heart beats faster, and sometimes I'm even a little shaky, though I try to keep the camera steady)

Ok, on to the videos! Today, they started on pommel horse, and Calvin just does not have a good relationship with this apparatus yet. He got a score of 12.1 (level 5 age 9+):

Next was rings, with a score of 13.6, which got him 2nd place:

From rings, they moved over to vault, where he got a score of 14.6, good for first place!

Then it was on to p-bars. I don't know if you can see, but his hand touched the floor on his landing. That's a big deduction, and he still got a score of 14.0:

Next was his high bar routine (and between you and me, this judge scored our team pretty low in my opinion). He got a score of 11.5:

He finished on floor this time around, and just nailed his routine! His score was 15.2 and that meant first place:

With an all around score of 81, he got 2nd place. We have another meet next weekend; this one is out of state. It should be a lot of fun, and we'll also get to watch a NCAA college meet. How cool is that???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great performance! Calvin improves with every meet. Too bad about the touch on the P-bars as his routine looked great...He's doing awesome...Grandma Nancy