Annetta Lucero is one of the truly amazing people on the planet. In March she said goodbye to her grown son as he passed away from a terminal illness. In April Annetta was in a scary car accident when she was unexpectedly hit by a teenage driver. She sustained many traumatic injuries including a sternum fractured into many pieces, punctured lung, damaged ribs, a shoulder injury, and other painful injuries to her wrist, neck, back and knees. She was hospitalized then continued her recovery at home. In June she began rehabilitation working with a physical therapist. Her physician lifted some of her activity restrictions and gave her the go ahead to “participate in any physical activity that does not cause pain to injured areas.”
Here is Annetta on June 21 at a family wedding, performing and presenting her gift to the honored couple.
Annetta Lucero is a baton twirling legend and is well known throughout the twirling community. After winning many national and international championships as a competitor and setting new standards for baton twirling skills, she has continued as a Twirlsport Artist in adulthood. She has envisioned and pursued many creative, exciting endeavors.
This video makes us reflect on excuses like “I’m too tired to practice” or “The floor/lights/temperature/time of day/fill in the blank is not right”. We are grateful for the exceptional way Annetta lives her life and the way she shares it. She offers us the gift of taking a different perspective. There really is no limit to what can be accomplished!
Learn more about Annetta at AnnettaLucero.com Thank you to blissbutterfly for sharing the Youtube video.
Five twirlers from Great Britain’s Angel Baton Twirlers captured the attention of the BBC and were featured in the news.
Angel Baton Twirlers from Norwich, UK proudly display their Bronze medals
The twirling team from England finished in third place at the recent 2011 WBTF International Cup Championships. The entire team was made up of 13 baton twirling athletes selected from various British baton troupes. The five members proudly displaying their new Bronze medals are (left to right) Amber Stewart, Sarah Cullum, Melissa Bowling, Claire Cullum and Lauren Stearman.
Are you looking where to buy a baton? Your search for a terrific baton for twirling is over! Twirl Planet is your best online source for twirling batons and majorette batons. You will find the best baton to suit your needs in our wide selection. We have many affordable choices that are perfect for beginners. All of our batons are made in the USA. They are professionally manufactured by American companies, many of which have been in the business for more than 40 years. These choices are all made of chrome plated steel which creates a truly durable twirling baton that lasts many years. These professionally and correctly weighted batons make learning to twirl both fun and successful!
Starlet Twirling Baton from Star Line
The Starlet Baton from Star Line is a wonderful choice as a first basic baton for beginners. It’s affordability and simple styling have made it a best seller! It has a plain, silver baton shaft and a standard thickness of 3/8 inch.
Super Rocket Twirling Baton from Kraskin
The Super Rocket Baton from Kraskin is another perfect girls baton (or for boys, too!) It has beautiful styling and is designed for beginners as well as more experienced baton twirlers. It also has a smooth shaft and a standard 3/8 inch diameter. The ball & tip (big & small rubber ends) are mushroom-shaped and add to this classic style.
Angel Twirling Baton
The Angel Baton developed by Susan Orr has been taking the twirling world by storm and is a relative newcomer to our baton store. This lightweight baton is specifically designed for beginners and technologically advanced for very easy handling. The rubber baton ends are aerodynamically crafted and shaped like 2 hearts intersecting. Another benefit of the unique rubber ball and tip is that they prevent the baton from rolling away when dropped. Handy!
Champion Twirling Baton from Kraskin
The Champion Baton is another best seller from Kraskin. This baton features beautiful hexagon-shaped rubber ends which help the dropped baton from rolling away on the floor. The 3/8 inch diameter baton shaft has 2 bands of holographic tape to add sparkle and reflection while twirling, and to help the beginner twirler spot the baton’s center for catches.
We have that new baton for kids, for girls, or for boys. Our beginner batons actually get scooped up by twirlers and majorettes of all ages! TwirlPlanet.com is pleased to make many choices available to you that are in stock and ready for immediate shipping.
How we love those baton twirling moms! Meet Tally and her spirited reenactment of the baton twirling routine that helped her win the Junior Miss Englewood crown in 1966. Once a majorette, always a majorette!
Thank you to jkirkpatrick6 for sharing the Youtube video.
A creative baton twirling video shot outdoors and in everyday environments in Japan. This twirler is Toshimichi Sasaki.
Toshimichi Sasaki has won the Senior Mens World Baton Twirling Federation Championships multiple times. This second video is his competition performance at the 2007 World Baton Twirling Championships in Canada.
Thank you to twirlerbeat and twirlengland for sharing their Youtube videos.
This beautiful performance is a baton twirling interpretation from the ballet Coppélia. These talented twirlers won the Senior Pair Gold Medal at the 2001 World Baton Twirling Federation Championships in Paris, France. The baton twirlers are Sébastien Dubois and Angélique Lambert of France. The wonderful choreography was created by Jean-Michel Ruelle.
Thank you to mouseinstinct for sharing the Youtube video.
Another clean “no-drop” baton twirling performance from Gold Medal Champion, Karrissa Wimberley, at the recent World Baton Twirling Federation International Cup Championships. Her 2-baton routine is full of so many unique and interesting tricks. She twirls with such confidence, almost like she can’t drop!
Thank you to noslen110 for sharing the Youtube video.
The baton twirling athletes and coaches from Japan were very missed at the recent WBTF International Cup Championships. This touching video from Jason Lee captures the sentiments and warmth that so many feel toward the Japanese baton twirling community.
In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, the qualifying competition to select twirling athletes to represent Japan was not held. Japan has a long tradition of sending top contenders to international baton competitions and the country has produced numerous world champions. We are all eager for the return of twirling athletes from the Japan Sport Baton Association to the international competitive circuit in 2012.
Thank you to Jason Lee for sharing the Youtube video.