My first competition was when I was 8 or 9, I don't remember which. It was for synchro and we did pretty okay. The theme of our program was The Wizard Of Oz and we had the cutest Dorothy dresses. We had a boy on our team who also had to wear a Dorothy themed shirt and he was always super embarrassed about it. We wore our hair in two braids and it was HELL. I got whacked by multiple braids when doing wheels and intersections. We were terrible but good for our level.