After the two weeks that this team endured, it’s never felt better to say those two words! Once arriving in Orlando, it felt like everything was against us. It all started during our practice on Thursday at the hpField House. We were having a pretty good day until the rules judges broke the news to us that our IME (a full up pull through hands full around stretch) was illegal. In college, it’s legal to perform these skills without a spot, so we just assumed that it would be legal at the ICU. We decided on the IME the very first day of training, so we were pretty bummed when we had to take out the hands full around and change it to a hands cupie. Luckily, this team can handle anything! We made the change easily and decided that we would have the BEST hands cupies in the world. Then, the judges approached us again during practice telling us that all of our pyramids needed extra spots as well! Once again, the changes were made pretty easily and we moved on. When it was time to go full out in the practice area, we didn’t have the run through we were hoping for, but we still left the Fieldhouse with our heads held high knowing that Friday was the day that really counts.