“I am so proud of my teammates. We worked hard, pushed each other and were honored to represent the team at the historic Apollo Theater. We are grateful for the support from our coach, families, teammates, and the entire community who all helped us succeed,” commented Ilana Fried, this year’s senior captain for the Bulldogs.
In the 8th grade and over division, the Bulldogs took home the top three titles in the Classic Double Dutch Singles Speed and Compulsory event as well as the Pairs Speed and Compulsory event. Judges for these events count the number of times a competitor’s left foot touches the floor as two other teammates turn the ropes in the time allotted.
A clean sweep in both speed events has never before been achieved by a team on the Apollo’s legendary stage, creating an exceptional experience for the Bouncing Bulldogs program.
Our program has a central focus of teamwork and humility, where Bulldogs are encouraged to recognize that goals are achieved through the collective effort of a team. Therefore, we are very appreciative of such amazing encouragement and support throughout the competition process from all team members and others connected to the Bouncing Bulldogs program.
Preparing for the Apollo creates such an exciting atmosphere during the fall season, and performing on stage is an experience that will never be forgotten. We hope to carry this momentum into 2015 as we continue community outreach programs, and begin to train for upcoming World Jump Rope competitions in Orlando, Florida and Paris, France!