Jump in with the Jump Rope Club

Mariah St. Jeor (left) waits to jump into a set of Double Dutch with student Henrick Papritz (center).

Jump Rope Club video filmed and edited by Joshua Wirtz

From double dutch to Chinese wheel, this jump rope club at UVU incorporates a variety of jump roping techniques for novices and experts, inviting students to join whether they’ve jump roped for a few days or a few years.

Mariah St. Jeor, Jump Rope Club President, is a junior working on her Associates in Behavioral Science and planning for a degree in Graphic/UX design. 

Mariah St. Jeor manages a hand stand in the middle of her jump rope routine.

St.Jeor, who jump roped competitively for six years, explained what inspired her to start a jump rope club at UVU,  “Some members from my team in Idaho, when they went off to colleges they started their own jump roping clubs. Their teams have grown a lot in the last couple of years, they even go to competitions, so I thought it would be cool to start one here this semester.”

Jeremiah St. Jeor, Vice President of the Jump Rope Club, and Mariah’s husband, got into jump roping through his wife. “It’s new; it’s something I’ve bever done before. It’s pretty fun as  physical activity.” Jeremiah added, “I’m kind of a high energy person, so it’s good for me.”

When asked about the future goals of the club, Jeremiah said, “Eventually, my wife would really like to create a team. That’s the ultimate purpose of the club; it gives people an opportunity to get introduced to jump rope and create a team that could hold competitions against other teams in the state or even other states.”

The Jump Rope Club is open to anyone of any skill level, meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30am MST, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm MST in an effort to include students with different schedules. All meetings are held in SL room 305.

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