NATIONAL GRADES 1 & 2
team of 4 members from Richardís Trampoline Club traveled up to
Birmingham for the last National Grade 1 and 2 competitions of the
Grade 1 competition was on the Saturday, and Elliot Stratton had an
excellent day here. There
was some doubt about him competing, as he flies out the next day to
Australia for a months training out there.
So he obviously made the right decision.
He started his set routine very well, just a small amount of
travel during one of the somersaults.
For the voluntary routine Elliot used his highest difficulty
level so far at Nationals, and managed it well.
This gave him the total score required to qualify for mens, which
is what Elliotís aiming for next year.
He managed to repeat the same routine for the finals and finished
in 2nd place. So Elliot will be hoping for a medal at the British
Championships in July.
Ledwold amazed everyone by competing today, having recently broken his
collarbone whilst on holiday. Since
then heís also suffered some injuries to his ankles. However Nick was determined to compete and he successfully
completed both his routines, without having to drop his difficulty
level. Lacking in practice
though and strength this reflected in his marks and left him down in 11th
Mussino suffered due to an error in his set routine, which severely
damaged his marks. However
he went on to do an excellent voluntary routine, with a high difficulty
level for him. Heíll be
looking to improve upon his form scores now ready for next year.
Grade 2 Lauren Doherty didnít do her best set routine.
However she improved during her voluntary routine, using her
higher difficulty level. She
has among the highest difficulty level within her age group, and
sheíll be looking to improve her form marks next.