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Orbit Milton Keynes Trampoline Results May 2010

On Saturday May 1st. we travelled to Cardiff with a depleted team due to injury. Two of our most accomplished performers, Laura Wright and Dayle Walker were both recovering and so unavailable at this competition.

However, our small group of five were certain to acquit themselves well.

First under scrutiny was Cara Stubbs, performing in the Ladies 19+ National C group of 46 competitors. Despite her lack of training due to university attendance, Cara performed both her compulsory and voluntary routines cleanly and without error. She finished 21st. and well enough to reach a place in the National Finals in July. Things can only get better.

Following in the girls U17 group of 38, we had Rebekah Bridge and Roisin O’Brien. Rebekah had previously qualified with a first place in Northern Ireland, and was here to experiment with a new voluntary routine starting with a double backward somersault. Bekah’s compulsory routine went even better than planned leaving her in 1st.place. However, although her double backward somersault presented no problems, some improvisation was necessary for her to finish both her voluntary and final routine. This took its toll and she took home 5th. place ,but a useful result.
Roisin still needed to qualify for the Finals, and after her compulsory routine things were looking very much in the balance. However, a much better voluntary raised her to 10th. place and secured a position in the coveted and all important finals. Breath a sigh of relief.

Another jumper yet to join the party of National final qualifiers was Lewis Wheeler, competing in the boys U15 group of 15 boys. This proved to be a very strong group and after a good compulsory routine Lewis lay in 10th. position, too low to qualify. As expected from him, he performed a better voluntary, and pulled himself up to 8th. place, only five tenths away from 7th. position which would have given him a place in the Finals. A narrow miss, but we will try again at the end of the month in Birmingham, using a new voluntary.

Our last competitor, Martyn Howard jumping last in a group of 22 19+ men, returned recently to training after a 5 yr. lay off. The rest seemed to have done him good, and we knew that if he could replicate some of his training routines he would do well. After a good compulsory routine Martyn was high up in 4th. place. His voluntary went one better, raising him to 3rd. place in what had become a three horse race for the final. It got better, and his final routine took him into 2nd. place and a slot in the National finals in July. Is there more to come??

For more information about anything trampolining call Russ or Genni Jackman on 01908-313048