NATIONAL GRADE 1
1 June saw Nick Ledwold from Richardís Trampoline Club, travel all the
way up to Perth in Scotland, for the very last National Grade 1
competition of the season. Joined
by his coach Pat Dodson, who heads the Elite section of the club.
was Nickís last chance to gain the required score that would allow him
to compete at the same level next year.
Heís suffered recently with injury, which affected is
performance at the last competition and saw him having to withdraw from
the competition prior to that.
Nick was determined to do well today, and this showed in his routines.
He started well with a fantastic set routine, showing much
improved form. This left
him in 3rd place after the first round, and well on his way
to achieving the score he required today. He went on to successfully complete his voluntary routine,
but not with such good form as his set routine.
However with 4 double somersaults in his routine, he had one of
the hardest routines within his age group.
This easily gave him enough marks to enable him to stay at this
level next year, and also qualified him for the British Championships at
the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham next month.