Joe and I are both members of a competitive jump rope team called the Bouncing Bulldogs.
I was first introduced to competitive jump rope in 1996 when my parents had me attend a jump rope summer camp put on by the Bulldogs. After just a week, I was hooked. Coach invited me to try out for the team in the fall, and I was ecstatic! I made the cut (although I’m not sure that he actually cut anyone) and have been performing, competing, traveling, judging competitions, teaching workshops, and spreading the word about the sport ever since.