REGIONAL GRADING COMPETITION
14 October saw Richardís Trampoline Club at the Eastern Regional
Grading competition in Easton, Norwich.
This was the last grading competition of the year and all
performers were determined to do their best and get through their
Regional G Ella Hemmings was first to represent the club.
Ella has steadily improved at every competition and today she was
hoping to show her progress again.
All her warm-ups were good and sheís jumping higher now, which
enables her to increase her form marks.
Unfortunately during both the set and voluntary routines she made
a very uncharacteristic error during her last somersault and this left
her in 16th place overall.
Without the error she would have finished in about 5th
place, so a massive improvement overall in her performance.
Tuck was very keen to compete today, despite only recently joining the
club, so his goal was just to complete both of his routines. He easily completed both of his routines for Regional G,
showing plenty of confidence and good form.
The standard was high in his group and he finished in 5th
overall, and was only 0.7 away from qualifying for the next grade. This is a fantastic achievement in his first trampoline
competition, and Iím sure next year he will improve upon his
Wardle also competed at Regional G today, and this was her first
competition in over a year since taking time off for traveling. Jo completed a fantastic set routine, gaining the necessary
marks towards qualification. Her
voluntary routine was not quite the same standard, but she still managed
to finish in a well-deserved 1st place.
Regional E Dan Willis competed for the first time at this level.
He made the transition well and showed great consistency in both
routines. The group was
very close and he narrowly missed out on a medal in 4th