9. Freaking out just a little bit during the national anthem
Why is it always this song that releases the butterflies? It’s like some sort of a sick joke.
(Pictured: Carly Patterson at the 2004 Olympic Trials. Patterson was the co-national champion that year and went on to win the Olympic all-around title, but at the Trials, the butterflies did indeed get her. She fell multiple times on beam, her best event, and finished third all-around.)