March 11, 2017
Today, my mother brought me and my sister to Briarwood Public School for the annual Kanata Cup competition. We were to perform two routines, our individual (me with hoop and my sister Rose with rope both for level 4) and a group rope routine. We went against Kanata and the Pirouette RG group.
When we arrived, we were both very nervous. We went to do a quick stretch with oversplits, then took our apparatus to practice our routine. We were a bit early, so we didn’t put on our costumes until we had 30 more minutes till it was our time to compete. I took a few glances at the other people practicing and noticed that the girls that were competing against me were really and obviously older than me. That made me even more anxious. But I tried to relax myself and it worked.
I was the second last to compete in the hoop individual division. Before my turn, we had time to practice our throws and masteries that required a high roof, due to the one in the practice room was low. I had practiced everything, so when it came to my turn, my nervousness turned down and I was ready. At the end of my routine, I dropped my trap, but luckily it was the only thing I dropped.
Then we also had a duo, which we completed successfully, knowing that we would come first unless we were disqualified because we were the only ones with a rope duo! All the other groups didn’t have any duo or trio routines. The other duo groups were all first except for the group duo called Waves and the group trio called Dynamic. Waves were first and Dynamic was second because both routines were the same level. But just for fun, the group called Grace (Crystal and Nathalie) decided to have a personal competition with us and to see who would get a better mark. It turns out that we won and beat them by about almost one point.
I was really hungry so I went to their concession stand. Their foods were too overpriced (One bottle of yop for 2 dollars when you could go to the nearby superstore and buy one for one dollars. I was guessing that they were trying to make a profit) so I asked my mom to buy brownies. But instead, she bought double chocolate muffins! I would rather having brownies but the muffins were already good enough. I was really hungry. Lunch was the last food I had and it’s been about three hours since.
It was finally the walk in, for the awards. Crystal, one of my friends and one of the gymnast was the leader, and she led us all around the carpet and sat down. Pirouette RG and Kanada RSG then followed our line but sat down in their own row.
Then they gave the awards. I won first place for both routines, individual and the group duo. Rose won first too for her individual rope routine! It was really exciting. But the best part was that, this year, we won the Kanata Cup again! We got medals and a lot of pictures. As we walked out, we all looked really proud .