Stephanie Gentry Blog: Pac-10 Championships Day 1

March 28, 2008

Seattle, Wash. - Stanford women's gymnastics is in Seattle, Washington for the Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics and Stephanie Gentry is here to give fans a behind the scenes look at the team. Day 1 included viewing lots of Stanford sports and an interesting team-building activity.

Stephanie Gentry Blog -- Day 1 -- March, 28, 2008

Stanford women's gymnastics woke up early yesterday morning to leave for the Pac-10 Championships in Seattle at the University of Washington. It was well worth the early morning, though, b/c we got to go to the experience music project. The building itself where this exhibit is held had a really interesting architecture. (Heather) Purnell suggested that it was supposed to resemble a sound wave while the exhibit worker told us that it was supposed to resemble a guitar.

Either way, it was pretty cool. we got to see lots of music memorabilia from Seattle artists including nirvana and Jimi Hendrix as well as an exhibit showing the evolution of the guitar. At the end we got to try out our musical skills playing on guitars, keyboards, and drums, but the highlight of the day was definitely intense-style karaoke! The whole team got on stage and sang and played and danced to 'i love rock 'n' roll'.needless to say, we weren't very good, but we had a whole lot of fun.

After that we went to dinner at a mongolian bbq place that swizz picked out. props to him! i had never been to a place like this before, but we basically put everything we wanted in a bowl to be grilled all together. it was delicious!

Our last stop of the day was the NCAA men's swimming championships. we went out to support Stanford thanks to a member of our team having a special someone that she wanted to see swim :-) Swim meets are sweet! The relays were super exciting, and Stanford swam well.

We had a slow morning this morning before practice. we had planned on going to pike's place market but then decided not to. It was a good thing because it started snowing outside! we had a good practice and then raced back to the hotel to watch the Stanford vs. Texas basketball game! Unfortunately we lost by kind of a lot, but we got to finish watching the game at the fox sports grill where we had a tasty dinner. We will just have to make up for the guy's loss tomorrow by winning Pac-10's! they had a great year, though, and it was really fun to watch them. Basketball is great!

Tonight we had a hilarious team activity involving interpretive dance. Basically we got thirty minutes to come up w/a dance to a music selection of the coaches' choice. All three groups did a great job, but honestly it was pretty much ridiculous.

We just finished watching the end of pride & prejudice, and now everyone's winding down and getting ready for bed for a good night's sleep to get ready for tomorrow. We can't wait! go card!

Steph

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