Jumping for joy

By Clare Newman

Friday, February 15, 2013

 

Jumping for joy

West Wight Trampoline Club’s successful team. Picture by Robin Crossley.

TRAMPOLINING IN THEIR best result for many years, West Wight Trampoline Club gained triple gold at the first regional grading competition of the year in Farnborough.

Competing at G grade level for the first time, Eliot Griffiths performed two very sound routines to win the under-13s boys’ competition, while hard work in training certainly paid dividends for Joella Maddin as she also performed very soundly to win the under-15s girls’ G grade contest.

Three first-time competitors at under-11s girls’ G grade were Tarryn McLinden, KC Dawkins and Callie Hitchcock. And, in finishing fourth, fifth and seventh respectively, they secured the team gold in their group.

Rounding off the G Group was Laura Walton in the over-15s, and her ninth-place finish earned her qualification to F grade.

Two very promising young competitors, Abbie Coates-Evans and Amy Hodgins really got to grips with the under-13s girls’ F grade section, with Abbie coming second and earning qualification to the next level, thanks to excellent routines, while Amy was close behind in fourth, but just outside qualification scores.

Emily Boynton took moving up into the over-15s ladies’s group in her stride, competing superbly for third in her E grade group with the upward promotion score she has been worthy of for some while.

This promotion will take her into the very demanding D grade alongside Yasmine Rogerson, who is establishing herself in this level of competition and finished a very credible fifth, one place short of a promotion placing which would potentially take her into the national grades.

Completing a very fine day, Emily and Yasmine combined to take second in the open age synchronised competition.

The next regional competition is in early March, in Southampton.

Reporter: sport@iwcpmail.co.uk

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