So Impressive

As you’ve probably noticed, I like sporting events.  I’ll pretty much go to anything sports-related and last night was no different.

Lindsey invited me to gymnastics event at Oregon State University.

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How cool is that?  I did gymnastics as a kid, but I’ve never actually attended a meet so this was pretty exciting.  It was also the “Pink Out” which is an event to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

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Even Benny the Beaver was in pink!

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Lindsey invited me to join a group of her family and friends for the event.

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That’s Lindsey and her sister, Jenny.

After saying hi to everyone, we got settled into our seats, which were right in front of the uneven bars.

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I took that picture right when we got there so everyone wasn’t seated.  There ended up being about 6,035 people in attendance…it was pretty full.

I like that all of the events happen simultaneously because then you don’t get stuck watching the balance beam for hours on end.  I spent the whole night watching the bars and the floor.  Oh, and trying to take pictures of the amazing athletes.

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Taking pictures proved to be difficult and I ended up with about 30 butt-shots.  No joke.

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It was easier to take pictures of the floor exercise…but only when they weren’t flipping their balls off.

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I did manage to get a couple flipping-their-balls-off pictures, though.

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The entire meet was amazing and to see these athletes in person was truly impressive.  It also made me realize that I (1) have no flexibility and (2) have no muscle.

I’m going to put those items on my to-do list now.

Hope you’re all having a great Saturday!

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2 Responses to So Impressive

  1. Hubbie says:

    I have to go the next time you guys go! I feel like I totally missed out.

  2. Bowrag says:

    Cool event. Photographing gymnastics is difficult. I was hired to take some once and promised to never do it again. Hands down my hardest shoot

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