Life of a twiler


Strut your stuff! On Dec. 2, Caley Galarneau competed at a competition at the Altoona High field house. She placed second in her division. Photo taken by Chasity Brunner

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

Moments twirlers go though during the week.

This weekend I have a competition in Portage, and I am very excited. I am competing in team, strut and show routine. My show routine is looking so good, and I think I am going to do very well, as well as my strut.  My strut is looking very good, and my flexibility is getting better.  I am able to do lay backs and have my head only a few inches off the ground.

The only bad thing about this week is that I am sick.  This is going to make it really hard to compete, but I am going to try my best to do well anyway.  I know I will not do great enough to get first place, but I am confident that I can at least place.

My coach has been very supportive of me these past few weeks while I have been working my butt of for harder tricks and a better looking routine.  My coach is always supportive, but she has been there for me even more than usual.  It is so nice to have someone there for you when you think you cannot do it.  I am very thankful for my coach, because she has made me realize I can do a lot more than I thought.  She also made me realize that I am a better twirler than I thought and showed me that I twirl just like the girls who have been in baton since the age of 4, even though I have only been twirling for 3 years.

This weekend is going to be very fun, and I am looking forward to it greatly.  My team and I have never been so ready for a competition, and this season has been very stressful for us.  Although there are only four of us, we can still twirl and work together to make our routine look like it is impossible for only four girls.  We have been working very hard this past monthm and I hope to bring home a W this weekend.

Next week I will be able to tell you how my competition went and what I placed in.