The Bucks County Bungee Jumpers: Blessing Us All With Their Presence
Let me tell you all a story. I was sitting in press row when someone walked out on stage to announce the next act: the Bucks County Bungee Jumpers.
As the group of elementary-high school aged girls came out on stage carrying jump ropes, a few of my fellow staff writers went crazy. My initial reaction was something along the lines of: “Why on Earth are you so excited for this?” Just wait, they reassured me.
I didn’t have to wait long to see what the hype was about. These girls started jumping rope like I have never seen before. They broke down into pairs and performed stunts where they seamlessly went from jumping their own rope to jumping their partner’s rope. I couldn’t believe my eyes.
These girls did things with a jump rope that I couldn’t even fathom.
They stood in a straight line and simultaneously jumped the same rope. They sat on their butts and laid on their stomachs, as they hopped to clear the rope they swung across the ground. One girl came out to jump rope on a pogo stick. They even used one of their smaller teammates as a jump rope!
AND THEIR MIX INCLUDED COTTON EYED JOE.
This is the only act that I care to see on the THON stage, or any stage, for the rest of my life. Seriously, I haven’t wanted to jump rope this badly since that Disney movie with Corbin Blue.
As my fellow staff writer Katie puts it, “The jump ropers are my favorite part of THON, and have been for the past three years. They are literal angels.”
They get an 11/10 from us.
If you missed the Bungee Jumpers this year, don’t worry. You can check out their performance at THON 2017 below. (It’s just as lit.)
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“Whether this team is a No. 3 seed or or a No. 4 seed, they’re going to have a real opportunity to be in the Sweet Sixteen. If you’re a Penn State basketball fan, that’s like the Final Four. That week of hype and attention gives a team a brand.”
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