Orbit Milton Keynes
Trampoline Competition Results
On Saturday 6th March six of our National competitors prepared to jump in Hull at the second Gala week end. A long way to go unless you are serious about competing.
The Saturday saw the National synchronized pairs vying with each other for qualifying points to reach the National finals in July at the Birmingham NIA. In the U15 girls we had Hollie Leung and Dayle Walker, who warmed up well, looking as though they could steal some points. However, it was not to be, with a mix-up in the compulsories and an unfinished routine. Such are the trials and tribulations of sport.
Laura Wright and Rebekah Bridge flew the flag in the Senior Synchronised girls, but confusion about the finish of their voluntary ended their chance of scoring.
In the afternoon, Laura went on to compete in the O19 Fig B girls and was in a fine position after her compulsory routine. Shadowed by troubles as in the morning, Laura made contact with the frame of the trampoline on her tenth move in the voluntary, taking her from a potential podium place to one outside of the final. Both pairs and Laura’s individual attempts will have to run again in May at Cardiff.
On the Sunday Rebekah Bridge made her individual attempt, and like her synchro. partner Laura, she delivered a fine compulsory routine, but had to make large adjustments to her voluntary, leaving her down on the qualifications. Cardiff awaits her.
Later, Dayle Walker competed individually, jumping as we know she can in training, delivering a great compulsory routine launching her into first place. Dayle continued in this form, going on to perform a fine voluntary, maintaining her lead and qualifying for the National finals for a second time. She completed her final routine with equally consistent form to win the competition on the day. Look out the rest of her rivals in July at the national Championships.
In the afternoon, Hogan Leung lead our attack in the under 15 boys group gaining 2nd. place after his very good compulsory routine. After his compulsory Hogan was still 3rd. and had also qualified for the National finals in July, and would go on to compete for a podium place on the day. Completing his finals voluntary he was 4th. on countback, a huge improvement over his last competition.
Finally, our last jumper of the day, Lewis Wheeler, in the same group as Hogan, tried to improve on his last competition results, which were not worthy of him. Lewis still suffered from his previous problems to find control and direction, but gave a hugely improved performance, lying 7th. after the compulsories and ending in 12th. place. Form is returning. We look to Cardiff for a qualification to the nationals.
All our members gave their best and acquitted themselves well. That is all that can be asked for.
For further details on trampolining, call Genni or Russ on 01908-313048.