Friday, January 22, 2016
Jamfest Super Nationals
This past weekend, we competed at Super Nationals. I woke up at 4 in the morning to begin getting ready. My team competed at 7:45 am for our Day 1 performance. We hit everything perfect in the warm ups. There was no doubt in our minds that we wouldn't be great. As we were walking towards the hall we were competing in, the boy on our team realized his pants had ripped in a small spot. We agreed that we would worry about it after we performed. They finally called our name to go on the stage. The lights were shining on us and we were ready to give it our all. Our music kept messing up. We stood on the stage for around five minutes until they finally got it to work. We were doing great, but then two people on our team got sick. We had to exist the floor. The JamBrands were nice enough to let us perform again, but one of our flyers had to go cheer at a basketball game. We pulled a girl from a lower level and taught her the stunts. We went out there and tried our best. Once we were done, the Special Needs team that I help with, Pride, had to go warm up. They did extremely well. Watching how excited they were, made me realize that it didn't matter how we placed. These girls were so proud of themselves and that's all that matters. On our Day 2 performance, we did a lot better than the day before. Super Nationals taught me that you should always be proud of yourself and your team, even if mistakes are made.