Sunday 23 March saw Richardís Trampoline Club at the Eastern Regional Grading competition in Brentwood.  Despite being Easter Sunday and it was snowing, this didnít deter 5 dedicated performers from attending today.  Being a graded competition means if the qualification score is achieved, then this permits the trampolinist to progress onto the next grade. 

At Grade 3 Bradley Sapsford competed for his second time at this level.  Heís struggled slightly with the higher difficulty level, but handled it well today showing good improvement especially for when it matters.  He narrowly missed out on the gold medal to finish in 2nd place.

At Grade 4 Becky Hales showed tremendous improvement, she completed two superb routines showing much improved confidence.  This has definitely been her best competition to date.  She maintained the lead all the way through the competition and finished 1st by quite a large margin.  Scott Crowhurst did very well competing for the first time at Grade 4, and with using a new, higher difficulty level voluntary routine.  He handled the transition well, showing great improvement recently although he still needs to work on his form.  He finished in 5th place.  Levi Rimmer also did very well today, sheís been working on her form and it showed in both her routines as her marks are steadily increasing.  She just needs to increase her difficulty level a bit more now.  The standard was very high in her group though and she did well to finish in 6th place.

At Grade 5 Joseph Pridmore did some good routines; heís starting to show a lot more confidence now.  A small error in his voluntary routine though left him just outside the medals in 4th place.

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