@michaels_1999 - Michael Smith

Oregon —> CSM ‘22
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Sorry about the lack of goats this post :(
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Sorry about the lack of goats this post :(

Mount Evans
This post is dedicated to me seeing mountain goats for the first time.
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This post is dedicated to me seeing mountain goats for the first time.

Mount Evans
School just started again and I’m getting back into gym. A lot of room for improvement but this was a decent start for double fronts. Hopefully I can compete them this season. #gymnastics #myanklehurts
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School just started again and I’m getting back into gym. A lot of room for improvement but this was a decent start for double fronts. Hopefully I can compete them this season. #gymnastics #myanklehurts

5280 Gymnastics
I’m finally moving back to Golden so I don’t have to drive 45min to get to gym and go broke from buying gas anymore. Also summer classes have gone really well, taking my last final tomorrow. After that I’m COMING BACK TO OREGON until the 13th so I guess that’s my summer break this year. My job isn’t terrible, might pick up a second one coaching gymnastics if I can fit it in my schedule. Also, I learned to fly fish this summer and that fish hate me. At this point I’m writing to have an excuse not to study for my final tomorrow.
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I’m finally moving back to Golden so I don’t have to drive 45min to get to gym and go broke from buying gas anymore. Also summer classes have gone really well, taking my last final tomorrow. After that I’m COMING BACK TO OREGON until the 13th so I gu

Didn’t die on my first ever attempt at a triple on mats. Also I’m sorry about the form, it went to shit when I put a mat in because I was scared. The next few attempts were much better.
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Didn’t die on my first ever attempt at a triple on mats. Also I’m sorry about the form, it went to shit when I put a mat in because I was scared. The next few attempts were much better.

5280 Gymnastics South
Finally been able to get back to the gym. Really hard to go because of how far away I live. Anyway, think I can make a lot of progress IF MY BODY STOPS BREAKING EVERY TIME I GO
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Finally been able to get back to the gym. Really hard to go because of how far away I live. Anyway, think I can make a lot of progress IF MY BODY STOPS BREAKING EVERY TIME I GO

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So the school year just ended and a lot has happened. First, my owl got into High Grade, my school’s yearly art journal. So proud of him. Second, I went to NAIGC Nationals and got 9th all around. I’m pretty happy with that because I beat many people with actual teams, practice schedules, and coaches. Also school is going pretty damn good. I just finished my second semester, maintained a 4.0, and am on track to graduate a semester early. Also I finally learned how to build things and code micro controllers to interface with sensors. I know this is some nerd shit but I loved it. I made a solar panel that tracked the sun which made it to the design finals. Pretty proud of that. I’ve also met some of my favorite people in ALC. I really hope these friendships last a lifetime. Last but not least, I met Jessie at the very beginning of the year. She has shown me what its like to love someone and made me happier than I could have ever imagined. Thank you so much. So ya, that’s about it for me. No one will give me a summer internship and I didn’t get a position at NASA, but I would have rejected me too so no hard feelings.
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So the school year just ended and a lot has happened. First, my owl got into High Grade, my school’s yearly art journal. So proud of him. Second, I went to NAIGC Nationals and got 9th all around. I’m pretty happy with that because I beat many people

Colorado School of Mines
Went to NAIGC Nationals. Made individual finals. Got 9th all around. Beat a lot of people with actual school programs that get funding. Who needs a coach, or a team, or more than 4 hours a week that you’re allowed to practice? I kinda do but I’m doing ok without them.
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Went to NAIGC Nationals. Made individual finals. Got 9th all around. Beat a lot of people with actual school programs that get funding. Who needs a coach, or a team, or more than 4 hours a week that you’re allowed to practice? I kinda do but I’m doin

Daytona Beach, Florida
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Any tips on how to land this? I’m completely stuck.
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Any tips on how to land this? I’m completely stuck.

Golden, Colorado
Shoutout to the reason I’ve been so happy since coming here in August
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Shoutout to the reason I’ve been so happy since coming here in August

Colorado School of Mines
Just took a Physics exam. I finished, walked out, and realized I did the entire free response wrong. Also I need to learn to tuck while twisting or set up instead of back. That’d probably help a lot. Going strait onto hard mats with no pit or coach is very spooky.
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Just took a Physics exam. I finished, walked out, and realized I did the entire free response wrong. Also I need to learn to tuck while twisting or set up instead of back. That’d probably help a lot. Going strait onto hard mats with no pit or coach i

Colorado School of Mines
Double double coming soon. Also got a 2.5 punch front on comp floor🤙
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Double double coming soon. Also got a 2.5 punch front on comp floor🤙

5280 Gymnastics
Day 23776 of over rotating triple fulls to my back :(((
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Day 23776 of over rotating triple fulls to my back :(((

Colorado School of Mines
Summited Mt Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and almost Bross in one go. Hardest hike I’ve ever done #alc
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Summited Mt Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and almost Bross in one go. Hardest hike I’ve ever done #alc

Mount Democrat
Went caving today, hiking 4 14ers tomorrow #alc
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Went caving today, hiking 4 14ers tomorrow #alc

Colorado School of Mines
ALC’s first (of 14) 14,000ft mountain was sunrise hiked today
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ALC’s first (of 14) 14,000ft mountain was sunrise hiked today

Mount Evans