A team jump rope routine brought tears to Amanda Brazelton’s eyes.
She thought of her husband, Ambrose, who died in June.
“It’s him in a nutshell,” said Brazelton, who is from Ohio.
The 21st annual N.C. Rope Skipping Workshop held Saturday honored Ambrose Brazelton and his commitment to encouraging physical education for all children.
The workshop offered jump rope skill sessions and closed with a show of both prepared routines and new skills learned from the classes that morning.
Ambrose Brazelton was one of the country’s top fitness teachers and a mentor to many of the workshop’s participants.
His wife, Amanda, and their daughter Leslie attended the event in his honor.
The workshop has been held at East Chapel Hill High School for the past 10 years and is the largest and longest running of its kind in the country.
This year the event attracted jump ropers from five countries —Belgium, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.