Saturday 8 April saw members of Richardís Trampoline Club travel over to Newtownards, in Northern Ireland for the Grade 2 Nationals.  After their long journey there, everyone was determined to do their best.

Lauren Jones had the most successful day, despite a few errors during the warm ups.  She produced some excellent routines when it mattered, and scoring a massive total of 53.4 she easily won her group and qualified for the Grade 2 National Championships later in the year.  Her difficulty level was a lot higher than anyone else in her age group, so sheís showing her readiness to progress onto Grade 1.

Charlie Mussino very narrowly missed out on 1st place.  He was on top form during the first 2 rounds, also scoring enough to qualify for the Grade 2 National Championships.  Knowing he had the all important qualifying mark he added in an extra double somersault during the final routine, but struggled to control it so moved down into 2nd place overall.

Lisa Withey struggled during her warm ups, but she managed to produce an excellent compulsory set routine.  This put her in 2nd place, so the pressure was on during the voluntary routines.  However, showing some impatient at the end of her following routines dropped her down into 3rd place overall.

Nothing was going right for Natasha Rastogi during her warm ups, she landed on the matting and even came clear off the trampoline!  However she begun with a good compulsory set routine leaving her in 1st place.  Unfortunately some travel at the end of her voluntary routine saw her land the last move on the frame pad.  This incurred some large deductions, and she moved down into 7th place.

Lee Meakin was brave to compete, being his 2nd time at Nationals and hadnít trained for 4 weeks due to his studies.  It wasnít his best performance but he managed to improve upon his previous score, and finish in a respectable 5th place.

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