National Championships for trampoline

I┬áhad the pleasure of judging the National Championships for trampoline last weekend. It was pretty awesome to be able to decide who got to be the national champion, and really fun to meet and work with people from all over the country. It was a bit surreal to be back after competing in the meet…

UCLA Camp

UCLA Athletics offers several clinics and summer camps throughout the year in fifteen sports for pre-collegiate athletes. They serve as potential recruiting opportunities, or just a fun activity for a young kid to try. This past weekend I coached and counseled at the gymnastics camp. Counseling at UCLA was a larger responsibility then my previous…

Olympic Trials

Chances are on most weekends throughout the school year, I am judging a gymnastics meet. It is the dream college student job; I get paid and fed. To keep my judges certification, I am required to do a certain number of continuing education hours. Some of these can be met by in-gym observation, but a…

Open Gym Antics

Three-day weekends at UCLA are very contradictory. On one hand, campus seems incredibly empty while several events still seem to be taking place! I had friends who took ski trips, beach trips and even retreats with their school clubs. I kept pretty busy with athletic events on Friday and Saturday, and open lab re-scheduled for…