It’s a feeling I know all too well. That rush of excitement when you get a skill back, land a bar dismount, have the perfect block off vault, add difficulty to your tumbling passes or simply make it passed that darn full turn on beam. It’s that moment when you fight past your fear and feel that confidence sneak back in. That fear looms over us all as gymnasts at some point. Flipping on something that is 4 inches wide and 4 feet high… not easy. Letting go of the bar at the most precise moment to ensure you either catch it again … or miss hitting your feet on it… real life gymnast struggles. As a gymnast, we retighten our pony tails, adjust our biker shorts, and stand at the chalk bowl in order to avoid our turn and face our fear. Gymnastics is simply one of those sports where things aren’t promised to be easy… but they are worth the work. Kelsey is moving into her final year of this sport. While those feelings you can only experience as a gymnast will always be a part of her… she will still have the thrill of flying high. This talented pole vaulter plans to continue on as she moves into college. This last year will fly by before you know it. Go out and rock your routines, push past the fears, and make this season the best yet.