She was back in the Twistars' gym Monday, working out, moving the mats with everyone else. Who would've known 16-year old Jordyn Wieber was one of the throng working out, but she's the reigning U. S. women's gymnastics champion. Wieber is now getting more attention. Some 75 people turned out at the Lansing airport Sunday night to welcome her home from St. Paul, Minnesota, where she won Saturday night.
Now school begins and she's excited to see her brother play quarterback for DeWitt High School against Eastern in a season opening game this Friday. She'll be around for awhile, then it's off to Tokyo in October for the world championships. She won't hit the Olympic trials until next June with the games later on in the summer in London.
She is very poised and polished, she interviews well and she seems mature beyond her 16 years. She is determined and she told me she was more nervous going on the Today Show earlier this summer than she was in going after the national title in Minnesota.