Date: 9/16/2016 2:19 PM EDT
CONGRATULATIONS BRAXTON UPP!!!
For anyone that has been around the sport for a while, it seems that there are two skills on Uneven Bars & High Bar that are milestones of the event when you make them for the first time by yourself.
The first is the "Kip" and it is so exciting for the kids when they make it for the first time by themselves...trust me, the entire gym goes nuts!!!
The second milestone is when they make their "Giants" for the first time by themselves. They finally have gone a complete 360 degrees around a little bar without the aid of a coach. This is the basic foundation for all of the skills that come next that you all see in Men's Gymnasts' routines on the collegiate and Olympic Levels!!!
Needless to say...IT'S A HUUUUUUUGE DEAL!!!
Way to go Braxton! Keep up the good work!