VIDEO OF THE DAY: “Winter” is the first place winner of Hooping.org’s Curvy Hoopers Video Challenge, promoted to increase curvy hooper visibility in our community in conjunction with our new Curvy Hoopers Group and Forum. Our winner Loop D Lu, aka Jennifer Wagner of Madison, Wisconsin, choreographed a hoop routine for herself and practiced it in her nice warm room at home many times before ultimately taking a half-day off from work to venture out into the cold to film. And by cold we mean 19° F bone-chilling cold in 43 mile per hour winds in nearly knee high snow at Olbrich Beach. Bundled up and wearing gloves in conditions even she wasn’t adequately prepared to try to hoop in, her hoop video debut “Winter” remains truly inspiring. Loop D Lu has scored herself a six-month membership to Hooping University and a brand new custom-made glamour hoop from Tailspin Hoops. Soundtrack: “Winter” by Tori Amos (on iTunes).