Life of a twirler


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

The moments twirler go through during the week.

This past weekend I had a competition in Portage.  I competed in team, show routine and strut.  It went very well, and I placed in every event.  This competition was very fun, but I do have to say I did not enjoy the attitudes of some of the girls.  Some of the twirlers there were very rude and snobby but that’s none of my business.

For team we did not perform that well.  We got third place, but our routine was very rough.  Everyone on my team, including me, got extremely nervous last minute, and we completely messed up.  In the end we had 16 drops which is not good at all.  The judge said we had it in the bag until she took points off for drops.  I ended up crying after I walked off, and one of the seniors went and threw up.

For my show routine, I only had two drops, and it was the best I have ever done.  I got second place, and I only lost first place by 8/10 of a point.  The judge loved my routine, and the crowd was cheering and screaming the whole time.  I walked off, and my coach gave me a hug. I started crying from joy.  I have never performed like that before, and it was the best feeling I have every experienced.

For my strut, there were three people in my division including me.  I got second place, and I did very well.  I love doing my strut because it shows how flexible I am, and it shows off all of the leaps I can do.  The judge said I make really good eye contact, and I am going to get really far in life with my twirling.  She loved my costume and really enjoyed my routine.  I cannot wait to compete in strut again!

Next week I can tell you about my practices, and my thoughts on a few things happening.