Safe Travels!

Safe Travels!

The Pacific Coast Classic just finished yesterday, and as expectd, it was an excited meet.  At the end of the day, the U-21 Japanese team finished 1st ahead of Stanford, similar to last year’s results.  The thing I’m most impressed about the Japanese gymnasts is that they really know how to turn up the intensity when it’s go-time.  Sometimes if you watch their practices, it might look like they’re not fully prepared, but come time for the competition, they look a different athlete.  Anyway, despite some falls on the parallel bars, the Japanese team took the title over the Stanford team.

Me and the U-21 Team

After the meet, we had a chance to take them back to Stanford campus and hang out for a while.  For most of the night, I played the interpreter so that both teams could communicate.  It was a great time and I hope the Japanese guys made a lot of great memories during their time here.  Anyway, they leave to go back to Japan tomorrow and wish them safe travels.

Another great part about the weekend was the Champions Invite finished successfully.  It was a successful competition and it was great to see a lot of teams come out to the competition.  Definitely can expect the meet to grow over the next couple of years.

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