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 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.