Brentwood Open competition is the first competition of the season since
the summer break. For many
it was a warm up for either regionals or nationals later in the month. Whilst for others it was their first ever competition.
Grade 6 Catriona Hayes was competing for her first time ever, having
only just joined the club literally a few weeks ago.
However she successfully completed both her routines with ease.
Iona Hayes also did well despite not being well on the day,
she’ll be looking at improving upon today for next time.
Grade 5 Scott Crowhurst was trying a new, harder routine.
He got through it well but will be looking to improve his form
marks for next time. Levi
Rimmer competed for her first time today. She did very well with 2 neat routines, she narrowly missed
out on a medal in 4th place.
Grade 3 Paige Maranian showed good improvement here, looking much more
confident with her routine now. Sophie
Perks lost a lot of her form over the summer but just getting back on
track for today. She
finished in 6th place. Lizzie
Mercer had an excellent day here, showing a massive improvement in her
form with the lineouts being held longer.
She finished in 5th place within a very close group
with just tenths of a mark separating everyone!
Grade 2 Lauren Doherty produced some excellent routines.
Using a new higher difficulty and she handled this well without
this affecting her form marks. Her
hard work earned her 3rd place, and the score she wants when
she competes at nationals.
Grade 1 Charlie Mussino just couldn’t get it right in his warm ups.
But he pulled it together when it mattered.
Just one somersault that was rushed and lacked power, but overall
was ok. He finished in 5th
place. Nick Ledwold
competed a new harder voluntary routine, and successfully completed it.
So he should be very pleased with his 4th place as he
was also using next year’s age group routine.
Elliot Stratton competed for his first time since recovering from
injury and returning from being in Australia for a year.
He was using a low difficulty routine for him as he’s looking
for good form marks. He
finished in 2nd place.