Monday, January 23, 2006

Supa-Dupa Sarah!!!

Alrighty, oh blog friends of mine! Guess what time it is?? Time to:


One of the reasons I started this blog was to be a "coolest" scrap chick, keep in touch with friends and family, be a "coolest" scrap chick, and I wanted to be entertaining enough that my gymnasts and youth group girls would visit. Well, I think I've accomplished 2 of those 4 goals.. keeping in touch with the ol' fam & friends and my GYMNASTS are frequenting the ol' blog-a-ro! I told Darin that at some point I wanted to showcase each gymnasts one at a time and by golly, now is the time! So I've decided to start with our one and only senior and then go by class, alphabetically. No favortism here, I love them all like my little sisa's. =)

So let's get started.. SARAH, TODAY IS YOUR DAY!!!

Sarah is our only senior this year. Last year we didn't have any seniors so she stepped up to the plate as our team captain. This year again she was elected captain by her teammates. Sarah is an amazing leader and I am so super proud of her. I started coaching when Sarah was a sophomore so I feel like I've watched this amazing girl mature into quite the little young lady.

What I like most about Sarah:
Oh gosh, what do I not like about Ms. Sarah? Sarah is SO incredibly tough. This little gal hyperextended her knee during a floor routine last year and not only finished the routine but never complained.. once. She is determined beyond all measures.. she goes after something and works her hardest until she's accomplished her goal.

Sarah's Greatest Accomplishment:
Hmmm.. I think gymnastics in general is Sarah's accomplishment. This girl has worked her HINEY off to get the skills that she's got. The first year I was at WHS Sarah was a strong competitor for our JV.. she wasn't an all-star and wouldn't "stand-out" to a judge. Now.. holy cow.. Sarah is one of our strongest competitors on all 4 events and we know we can count on her scores to always pull through and contribute to the team.

Funny Story of Sarah's:
Sarah ranks up there with our ditziest of ditziest on the team but I am totally drawing a blank on one specific story. I do, however, remember eating out with the team last year as she glanced under the table, came back up and said, "Man, there are a LOT of legs under there!" K, thanks captain obvious.
But lately Sarah's been forgettting to ROTATE her back tuck in her last pass on floor. She seriously stalls out in the middle of her tuck, the ol' legs spread eagle and miraculously she puts out her landing gear just in time to not fall flat on her face. It makes us coaches laugh every time but seriously Sarah, let's decide to rotate and do a normal, pretty tuck like you usually do.

What makes Sarah, Sarah:
Her positive outlook.. ALL THE TIME. Sarah is an amazing teammate and someone that each girl (and coach) can count on constantly.

I am proud of Sarah because:
I'm proud of her beam work because she used to fall off often and lately the girl has been sticking A TON of her skills. But most importantly as a person she never alters from what she believes and who she is. Sarah is just the coolest and I love her dearly. Our team will not be the same without her next year.. but I am so excited to see what life has in store for her. Love you bunches, Sarah!!

Okay fellow bloggers.. can you do something for me? If/when you comment, make it be ALL about my Gymnast of the Day? Even if it's just, "Hey, you have really cute hair" or "Man, the way you are sticking your toe in your mouth in that 2nd picture is SO COOL!".. anything goes... I want this to be ALL about them and I'm sure they'd love to hear from you. =) Thanks!!!


Niki L said...

Great job on all of your improvements Sarah!! Keeping having fun in EVERYTHING you do and keep being silly and funny!!

Way to go on finishing your routine with an injury! That is one tough thing to do and you YOU DID IT!!

Hailey said...

way to carry the team as the only senior, I remember in High school EVERYONE looked up to the seniors so it is awesome that you stepped up!

Elizabeth said...

Sarah, you are way too flexible girl!!
have a rockin senior year... hold on to the memories!!

gabbyfek said...

sarah, i cannot imagine doing anything w/ a hyperextended knee....
but i think the "there's a lot of legs" comment? yeah... i could've made that one... ;)

Jill said...

You sound like quite a person, Sarah! Keep that postive attitude and your hard work ethic, and it will take you wherever you want to go in life.

Alexandra Wieckowski said...

Too cute, love this idea! I was a gymnast for years, but then I gave it up for dancing.

Mara said...

wow, Sarah. You tough and cool gal... best of luck for the rest of the year. Enjoy being a senior - those girls look up to you, I know it!! :)

Felicia said...

Very cool that you are doing this for your girls. =)

Linz said...

Hey Sarah! This is coach Lindsay! I have been so blessed to be a part of the team this year...and coaching such an awesome young lady! Along with coaching with delightful Darcy:-) Sarah you rock! Can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for you! Love ya girl!

Becky said...

I have known sarah for a really long time because of the fact that we are in FFA and 4-H together and I love being around her. She has really helped me break out of my shyness and see the world. I wouldn't not have done anything this past summer without her being there to help me do it.

jes said...

Sarah, how cute is your hair. I love it!!! I hope that you continue to have nothing but success. I just want to let you know that Darcy BRAGS about all of you, all the time. and if darcy thinks that you are something special, i will take her word for it. Good luck with the rest of your season. I am looking forward to reading/hearing all about it.

Darin said...

It is cool to see how tough you are and how hard you work for everything. It is really paying off for you and your team.