Thursday, April 19, 2012

National Champions

Hello Dahlings! It's been awhile. I've been busy with Nationals and then finals, but I'm free now! Wahoo!As I mentioned before, I traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida this past week withmy dance team, the BYU Cougarettes, to compete at college dance team nationals.It was so much fun. We had worked so hard and were looking forward to takinghome a national title. 

We placed 2nd by one hundredth ofa point in team dance. We were sad, but we're happy for our friends from PennState who took 1st place for the first time! Here is our team dance performance for prelims. 
  
We were sad to lose, but so fired up for hip hop. We won last year so we were coming back to defend our title. Everyone wanted to see what we had to bring and the pressure was on. We knew we had an awesome routine and we were ready to kill it. I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous. 

They circle each team through a rotation in a practice room before competing. During our time in the practice room and backstage I worried that we weren't in our zone. I didn't feel the fire and intensity from everyone until we were walking on. But man, once we got out on the stage the energy was nuts. I could tangibly feel it from each of my teammates. We hit our very first trick and it just kept building from there. We reached the end and I knew we had nailed it. I just knew it was perfect. It felt so good. But it felt even better when we won with a score of 9.984. One judge even gave us perfect 10's across the board! My coach, in her 22 years of coaching, had never seen one! It was exhilarating, fulfilling, and oh so happy. I love all of my girls SO MUCH! And to work so hard and be successful together is honestly the best feeling. Check out our routine, I may be a little biased, but I think it's pretty awesome! 


Andy, my parents, and my little sister Macie came to support me. It was so fun to have them their to cheer me on. I love them so much. And to my cougarette sisters, I love you forever and always! 










16 comments:

  1. Loved watching these videos! You guys are SO good!

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  2. You guys are awesome! I love watching these types of competitions. I agree, the Hip Hop one is amazing!!! Congrats :)

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  3. wow i didnt know you were on the byu dance team! looks like tons of work, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Both performances were really amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this. You guys were wonderful. Congratulations!

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  5. I live in Ormond Beach, and saw you in the newspaper!

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  6. The hip-hop number was incredibly creative, you guys make a great team!

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  7. I love it! Makes me want to dance again.

    Congrats!

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  8. You guys did awesome Megs! Congrats on the title! I loved both dances! I can pick you out on even on the tiny screens. You dance similar to Mike in some ways :) so beautiful.

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  9. Congrats! That looks so fun!

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  10. Congratulations! Looks like it was an amazing time!

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  11. I didn't know you were on Cougarettes! awesome!

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  12. Seriously?
    those dances are AMAzing. Congrats on doing so well and for the perfect 10s! That's a huge deal!

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  13. hooray thanks for posting these!!! I have been stalking your page hoping you would put something up :)

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  14. You guys are way good! Awesome job! Loved watching those vids.

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  15. Found your blog through ms. Gentri's. That hip hop dance gave me chills! I felt the fire! :) You are soooo freaking cute! Oh and can I just say one.little.thing?

    YOUR PUPPY....IS SOOOOOOO UBELIEVABLY ADORABLE!!! I really just fell in love.

    Haili

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