The Buzzing Bee
Gymnastics State Meet Held in Milwukee
Milwaukee, WI- It was 6 am and Libby Breider had just woken up, getting ready to travel 2 hours from Green Bay to Milwaukee. Today was the day that her, and many other gymnasts had been preparing for. It was the state meet.
There was going to be hundreds of gymnasts competing from all levels. Libby was going to be competing at 8:30 am with her teammate Jorydyn as a level 9. The ride down was a stressful one for Libby as she was only thinking about how she needed the all around of 34.00 to go to regionals.
The meet kicked off with stretching and the national anthem. Libby and Jordyn had an event rotation of vault, bars, beam then floor. Libby started off the meet good with a 8.875 on vault. The meet quickly passed, Libby getting a 7.3 on bars and a season high of 9.1 on beam. There was only one event left and all Libby needed was 8.5 on floor, her best event. Libby nervously waits for the judge to salute. "Let's go Libby!", "You got it!" Jordyn and the coaches cheer. She then went out and did her routine, focusing on everything she had worked so hard for this year. When she stepped off the floor she looked confident and satisfied. As the score flashed she got a burst of excitement as the score was 9.15!
It was finally time for awards and Libby and Jordyn had qualified for regionals. Although the team didn't place, Libby took second on beam and floor, leaving the meet as a new competitor.