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Summerwind Skippers on America's Got Talent!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on July 12, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:08 PM

Have you heard? The Summerwind Skippers are contestants on the hit NBC show "America's Got Talent"! The skippers are jump rope champions from the Treasure Valley. They have made it through several rounds so far. They auditioned in Atlanta, made it to Las Vegas, and now they are in Hollywood for the LIVE shows.  We do not know which night they will be featured, so tune in to watch America's Got Talent each week in order to see them perform and VOTE!  They'd like to get our whole state behind them! 

Here's what NBC's website has to say about the Skippers:

The Summerwind Skippers Jump Rope Team has been performing together as a group for only two years, but each member of the team has been dedicated to competitive jump rope since childhood. After individually honing their skills on different teams, the six members of the Summerwind Skippers came together as long-time friends to create a performance-based group intended to promote the lesser-known sport of jump rope. Each member of the Summerwind Skippers has earned national and world recognition, including a World Rope Skipping Championship, scores of national titles and feature appearances in commercials, movies and on television programs.

The Skippers are keeping a BLOG while they're on the show. This is what they wrote about their experiences: 

"We have been practicing day in and day out perfecting our routine for the Live show. Expect to see a fun and energetic routine. It's been fun preparing for the show, but we know we have to be perfect. Even though Pierce gave us high praise in Vegas, calling our routine "flawless", we know we have to perform bigger and better routine that is mistake-free! All of us have been jumping rope and performing since we were in grade school, but the AGT stage is our biggest yet. We'll continue to practice hard until our day to perform comes! Can't wait to show America what jump rope is all about!"