GRADE 2 NATIONALS
27 October 2007 saw the National Grade 2 competition at the Welsh
Institute of Sport in Cardiff. This
being the last Grade 2 event of the season, before the Grade 2 National
finals next month. For some
performers this was their last opportunity to move up to Grade 1, and
others it was their last chance to try and remain at Grade 2 for next
year. It was also the
largest Grade 2 competition to date with nearly 450 entries!
Elliot Stratton it was his first National competition for 18 months
since being back in England, since spending a year over in Australia and
recovering from injury. He
was desperate to get back to Grade 1 where he last competed at the
British Championships and finished in 7th place.
He completed his routines safely using a lower difficulty than
normal. His routines
weren’t his best but he did enough to easily qualify for Grade 1 next
year, and finish 1st within his group by a very large margin.
Doherty has been trying all year to retain her grade 2 qualification,
showing good progress at each competition.
She upped her difficulty level today adding in a double
somersault with a half twist. She
completed some excellent routines, and scored enough marks to remain at
Grade 2 next year, qualified for the Grade 2 National Finals and
finished in 12th place out of a massive 79 entries!
Cannon was hoping to retain her Grade 2 status today. She’s worked hard on improving her routines, and this was
noticed in her marks. However
it was not quite enough and she missed the required score by just 0.4!
Julie Gooderick it was her first competition with the club since joining
recently from another club. She
was very nervous and was not demonstrating her usual good form, she
repeated a move during her voluntary routine so she missed out on some
of the difficulty score that she was expecting.
She finished in 6th place.
Williams has also joined us recently from another club, and was
competing with us for the first time today.
She wasn’t settled on the trampoline and this showed in her
routines, hopefully she’ll do better next time.
Mussino was hoping to qualify back up to Grade 1 today.
However he returned home from his holiday the evening before, and
the lack of practise showed in his routines