Wieber Fever Amps Up For Her Return Home as Olympian

By: Hannah Saunders Email
By: Hannah Saunders Email

Already, the shops of downtown DeWitt have their signs updated and ready for Jordyn Wieber's return.

"It's just neat with the connection of her being from our town," said DeWitt Barber Shop's Bill Sermak.

Now, everyone is working hard so they can open up time to trow her a big party, hopefully sometime this week: "I'd like to see even more than the signs...I just love when small towns just paint it up."

Jordyn won't jest be coming home to all this excitement,k but to plenty of younger fans, now looking to her as a new role-model.

"I wanna be like her because she lives in the same town as me," said 7-year-old Abi Fulmerhoucr of DeWitt.

She's one of many of DeWitt's new aspiring Olympians, on top of dozens more Jordyn's inspired at the Twistars gym in Dimondale where she's trained all her life.

"She deserves everything that she's worked for and she's such a hard worker. All of us look up to her," said Twistars Gymnast Tiana Seville.

Jordyn is the biggest star to ever come out of the gym, adding a boost of encouragement to all the kids who walk through the doors.

"She works so hard and she's so focused on her goals, and it's just great to see the start of her dreams come true."

Teaching hundreds of their students, that if Jordyn can do it, they can too.

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  • by Sarah Location: Lansing on Jul 3, 2012 at 04:23 AM
    Can you please spell check?
  • by joe Location: lansing on Jul 3, 2012 at 02:22 AM
    Move on to another story. This is turning into just plain creepy. Obsess over someone or something else. please.
  • by Kdh on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    I would rather see post about her doing good and positive things in her life than all the other bs in the news like all the shootings and robberies in this day in age. Go Wieber! Represent Michigan and your family in the olympics. Good luck!
  • by Puke Location: Lansing on Jul 2, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    I get that she's a "local" but aren't there other pressing issues than "wieber fever?" honestly am sick of seeing all of these posts about her.
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      by goalmom on Jul 2, 2012 at 07:59 PM in reply to Puke
      You must not understand the hard work an athlete goes through to achieve a dream. My son has also worked hard to get to his "goal". Good Luck Jordyn
    • reply
      by JC on Jul 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM in reply to Puke
      Then don't read them.
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      by Mike on Jul 3, 2012 at 05:35 AM in reply to Puke
      If you are that sick of it, don't read it. Simple as that. It is nice to know someone local that has positive publicity and gives us something to cheer for in this time of rising prices with so many lacking anything positive on which to focus.
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      by Summer on Jul 3, 2012 at 06:17 AM in reply to Puke
      Hey. She's an Olympian! You try to do that! Sounds like sour grapes to me. Go complain about something else like gas prices, no jobs, worthless govenment, etc, etc. It's nice to have something positive to talk about. Thanks Channel 10!
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        by Michelle on Jul 3, 2012 at 01:46 PM in reply to Summer
        You are amazing, Jordyn! Best wishes to you!
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