Play the game, do not let the game play you 😉 Claire Gagliardi had to show Pac-Man who’s boss pic.twitter.com/k9rqUYGgC9
– Ohio State WGYM (@OhioStateWGYM) February 9, 2021
Growing up, one of the highlights of going to my local Pizza Hut – apart from redeeming the free personalized pan pizza from Book It! program – played Pac-Man. As an adult who turned out to visit the Barcade in Brooklyn to play, you guessed it, more Pac-Man (this time with a beer instead of a personal pan pizza). Ohio State University gymnast Claire Gagliardi is also a Pac-Man fan, so much so that she created an entire floor routine in homage to the classic arcade game.
Advertisers revealed that Ohio State University gymnastics head coach Meredith Paulicivic has a Pac-Man console in the basement, and Gagliardi actually lost to his head coach – apparently, Paulicivic has never lost a game! Even though she lost in Pac-Man, Gagliardi still scored 9,550 on that floor routine against Illinois on February 7th. Look above as she turns, turns and runs away from the ghosts.