Life of a twirler

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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 twirlers go through every week.

This past weekend I had a competition at California University of Pennsylvania, and it went very well.  I only competed in team because it was so expensive, but we competed twice.  Once in open, normal competing, and once for a state title.

We got first place in open, and it was one of the best performances we have ever had.  Then when we went to perform for a state title, it went terrible!  I ended up hitting myself in the face right where my stitches are from my surgery! My cheek ended up swelling up, but I was able to hold the tears back until we got to the locker room.  It hurt so bad and my team and I did not think we would place at all.  It turned out that we won the state title, and we are now state champions for the second year in a row!  We were so proud of ourselves, although we did not know how we pulled it together after I whacked myself and my baton went flying.  The competition was two days long, but I only went for one day.  I am so proud of my team, and myself for our accomplishments and how far we have come.

Next week I will be able to tell you about our preparations for our next competition in York.