I thoroughly enjoyed watching Nebraska compete, it was especially awesome seeing Ashley Lambert get a 10.0 on vault for the second week in a row, and watching Rutgers was also cool. They are definitely a team on the rise and have some awesome recruits coming in.
When I first got to the meet (after my dad drove in a circle for like 10 minutes trying to find the gym), they gave us a tee shirt, and we went into the gym. They had bleachers and no matter where you sat, you had a good view! We watched the end of warm ups, and I was so excited to see the meet! Once all of the teams walked out, the place went NUTS for Rutgers, and there were a lot of
After the meet, I got to see my neighbor that competed, and she wasn't too happy (she fell three times on the one event she competed,) but laughed it off. It was really cool to see her. Then I was waiting around near the floor with the little one from my gym. We got to meet Kami Moore, who was the one gymnast I wanted to meet most. I introduced myself as the one that sent her an "Inspiration" bracelet I made her two years ago and she got so happy! "That was you? I still have it in my dorm!" She then gave me a huge hug, signed my index card, and took a selfie. We almost met Jessie DeZiel, but she left to get on the bus before we could. We then got a poster signed by the entire Rutgers team, and April Baker is SO nice! She was also funny, but I mean duh. Just look at her twitter. The whole team was nice. The little one knew Emma Hoffman and she was so excited to her! After we went into the hallway, we saw Ashley Lambert talking to some family members, but I was not about to miss that opportunity, so we waited. She noticed us about 2 minutes later and she is so funny. As we were walking out, I accidentally bumped into Dan Kendig, so I got his autograph to. He was slightly awkward, it was funny.
That was my first NCAA experience. I enjoyed it, the atmosphere is just as fun as it looks on television. I can not wait for college, as no matter where I go, they have gymnastics team! To see my dad's pictures, click here.