Hitchin Grading 2009
Sunday 11th January 2009 at Hitchin
The 1st competition of the year brings double medal success for Cangaroos men and qualification at last for Max and Joe.
The regional trampoline championships were held at Hitchin Boys School on Sunday 11th January. These championships include trampolinists from the whole of the Eastern region, from as far north and East as Lowestoft, down to the far south west of the region.
Cangaroos original 19 entries was reduced to 11 due to the Christmas break and cold weather interrupting training. But those 11 performers returned with 5 individual medals, 1 team gold and best of all, 2 qualifiers to the highest regional level.
In the Over 15 ladies regional grade D competition, Sophie Housden again cemented her position with 3 quality routines producing a total score of 74.4 and a 7th place finish out of 11 competitors.
Katie-Beth McKenna also had 3 strong rounds in the U15 girls regional D competition, gaining a total score of 72.0 and coming in 5th place.
In the Over 15 Men regional Grade E competition, Joe Chandler showed why he’s such an exciting bouncer, scored an excellent total of 77 points that placed him in 1st place and qualified him up to the Grade D competition. After the disappointment of October, failing to qualify to D by just 0.3 points Max Fagelman produced 3 strong routines, achieved the qualifying score and came in 3rd, just 0.1 behind 2nd place with a total score of 76.5. Michael Keelin again provided excellent team support, securing 4th place with a total score of 73.3 and ensured the Men’s team won gold again.
In the under 15 grade girls regional F competition, Naomi Waldock had an excellent total of 46.6 and came 2nd after tough competition.
In the over 15 grade girls regional F competition, Izzi Wilson managed to complete both routines safely despite very little training and took 3rd place with a total score of 40.4
In the under 15 grade boys regional F competition, Eddie Robertson had some mixed routines, but still managed to take 2nd place with a total score of 41.1
In the under 15 grade girls grade G competition, Becky Midgley also safely completed her two routines and scored 38.6, to place her in 19th.
In the under 13 grade girls regional G competition, our 7 year old club champion Trinity Kelly, competing against girls many years older than her, produced 2 strong routines to finish 8th with a total score of 43.4, Grace Pike completed her two routines scoring a total of 39.4 and placing 22nd, just pipping her team mate Charlotte Sweet with a round score of 38, who took 23rd place.
As per usual, our thanks go out to those who officiated on the day Liz Housden and Paul Robertson, oh and Tony judged!
All in all this was another excellent day for Cangaroos. We’re now looking forward to the Wisbech Open in February. Tony may even bounce to make a mens team :)
|Under 13 girls G|
|Under 13 girls F|
|Under 15 girls F|
|Over 15 boys E|