I had spent months training for those 20 minutes. I prepared for every possible thing that could have gone sour during those fleeting moments that would determine how my freshman season would end. If the start was too slow I would gradually speed up after mile one. If my hip injury worsened mid-race I would alter my stride to avoid pain. What about if I completely fell apart one mile in?
SIGNED FOOTBALL The Summer of 2016 I went to the Vikings Training Camp! If you don’t know me I am a very diehard Vikings fan! It was a super hot day out in Mankato Minnesota! It was about a two hour drive to get there! I woke up at 7 o’clock wich is very late for me.
During the 6 minute match, we had the first day, I was put on my back 15 times. Time flew by soon enough the official matches began, and I hit the jackpot of wrestling in the very first tournament. In that tournament, the Junior Varsity wrestlers were guaranteed two matches plus a third one if we do win one of the two matches. I was confident because I believed I have learned pretty good amount of techniques in the three-week period but I was mistaken. The matches began with my weight class; I was called down first.
Unfortunately we got second. Pumped up and ready to go we started the second season. As soon as we started practice we worked very hard. Most nights we would not stop practice until after dark. Hot and ready we started of the season fabulussly.
I have been a part of the girls 4x400 meter race all four years that I have participated in the sport. In the 4x400, I had to rely on three other girls to give their all, just as they relied on me to do the same. Had we not been such a cohesive unit,we would not have made it to our ultimate goal, the State track meet. I would not have the experience of running at such a prestigious event had I not had my team by my side for the journey. Patience, humility, and the significance of teamwork have all been instilled in me through my participation in varsity athletics over the years.
In fact, my outlook was amazing; there were three elite meets that season, each with a limit of runners on my team that would be taken. Then, tragedy struck the team; three of our fastest girls were injured and out for the season. Now, I wasn’t happy about them being sidelined, but it did finally give me a chance to recover my placement from the beginning of sophomore year. I wanted to help lead the team to state, and with what my coach had previously said, it didn’t appear to be too far out of my reach. However, “too far” should have been followed by an asterisk, as my season soon spiraled out of my
My senior year was a great year for me. I was elected the Band captain by not only the staff but the entire marching band. My band director, Leslie Gilreath, wrote me as the main soloist throughout the show and got to perform in front of thousands every competition.
In 2014 I had the chance to participate in the Idaho Extreme Mustang Makeover, and to do this I spent a lot of time researching about horse training and routine styles/music. The Extreme Mustang Makeover is a competition in which you take a completely wild Mustang and have to train it in 90 days, and then go to a large competition, with several classes. The horses are un-handled and off the range, which makes them much more difficult to train, because you are literally starting from the ground up. Considering that this was my first full on training project, I needed all the help I could get. I would write down anything I
Louis, we perform all we have at that point which isn’t much seeing as it’s early in the season. Before state rolls around, we spend much time fixing and working out the issues we faced in Super Regionals, while adding on to the show. By the end, when Grand Nationals come around, we have no more left to add, just reviewing and touching up the show. Participating in Grand Nationals is an exciting experience. Starting when we leave the high school, all the way to giving our last performance, I never know what to feel.
My SAE is based around horses. I own one horse, whom I am planning to show this coming year. Tag is very talented when it comes to English flat work, so we will be competing in such competitions. He is currently my only horse, and in order to compete in harder shows I will need to get a more advanced horse. Until then, we will compete in beginner shows.
I had spent countless hours in preparation for this one tournament. I had watched myself going up to make the final shot, the one that actually mattered. I had spent four hours qualifying, having my father help with my physical game and mother helping with the mental. All was going good for me, until I spotted the beast. He was 6’3, weighing in at a rough
I was inundated with an unexpectedly heavy workload in even the first three weeks and ended up pulling my first all-nighter the day before speech day, beginning to compose my personal statement at around 2AM. I stumbled into the auditorium later that afternoon, bleary-eyed and exhausted, and slurred my way through the speech. Needless to say, I lost tragically, and my dreams of becoming the next Barack Obama were temporarily shattered. However, I didn’t let this first loss slow me down. I continued to press forward, completing my sophomore class president speech weeks ahead of time and even laminating it several days before speech day in an effort to present myself in a professional light.
Junior year is the year that colleges look at the most. Knowing this I pushed myself to my limit pre track season; I worked harder than I have before in the sport and made incredible improvements. Once track season started I was so eager to show the world what I was capable of. The first few competitions were both fairy large and very important. I went into both competitions excited and motivated only to walk away frustrated and disappointed.