The Wieber family arrived in San Jose Thursday afternoon. They will be cheering Jordyn on when she competes Friday and Sunday nights.
“It’s really surreal,” Jordyn’s older sister, Lindsay Wieber, said. “Every time it hits me, I just can’t imagine that we’re actually here and she’s going to be competing [Friday] for the Olympic Trials. It’s just so cool. I’m so proud of her and every time I see the commercials, I get all teared up and I just get so excited for her.”
“It’s weird,” said Rita Wieber, Jordyn’s mother. “I was just thinking that [Thursday] when we got off the airplane and we were at the airport and it was like ‘Welcome to San Jose’ and it was a picture of Jordyn. I never would have thought this 10 years ago, or whenever she first started gymnastics.”
And here Jordyn is at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Her older brother, Ryan, has mixed feelings.
“It’s nerve-wracking but it’s also fun,” he said. “It’s a cool experience for all of us, especially Jordyn. But it’s also nerve-wracking for me and the rest of my family, of course, because I want her to do well. She’s trained so hard, she deserves it.”
The Wieber family won’t be able to spend time with Jordyn this weekend; just a few text messages and phone calls.
For her part, Jordyn is thrilled they’re here.
“I’m so happy they’re going to be watching. It’s always nice to look up in the crowd and see friendly faces,” said Jordyn. “For my whole family to be here to share this moment and to see this all happen, it’s really exciting.”
Jordyn competes Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials. We’ll have complete coverage on News 10.