Date Posted
16th Aug 2018

Trampolinists compete at national champs

The National Championships final quallifying event took place at the QE2 Stadium in Christchurch on the first weekend of August.

The Wanaka Trampoline and Tumbling Club sent a group of 11 athletes to the last qualifying competition in Christchurch on August 5 and 6 which resulted in several successes and near misses for the athletes.

Notable successes came from Elizabeth Pell who won both the tramploine and double mini trampoline event, her third double success of the season. Deia Carson-Wolfe came second in both of the same categories, as well as the tumbling event held on August 4.

Piper Carson-Wolfe and Izzy Percy both gave their coach Catherine Pell a lot of satisfaction as they both scored high enough in the double mini tramp category to secure qualification for the National Championships. Unfortunately Josh Frew and Petra Smejkalova missed the qualification marks in each category despite performing very well over the weekend.

Results (in respective age groups): Double mini trampoline: Dean Coll 1, Elizabeth Pell 1, Skyla Coll 2, Piper Carson-Wolfe 3, Deia Carson-Wolfe 2, Imogen Dougherty 3, Josh Frew 2. Trampoline: Dean Coll 1, Elizabeth Pell 1, Skyla Coll 2, Piper Carson-Wolfe 3, Deia Carson-Wolfe 2, Imogen Dougherty 3, Josh Frew 2. Tumbling: Petra Smejkalova 1,  Deia Carson-Wolfe 2. Synchronised trampoline: Piper Carson-Wolfe/Skyla Coll 2, Jessica Penney/Elizabeth Pell 3, Deia Carson-Wolfe/Imogen Dougherty 3.

Aimee Owens, The Wanaka Sun, 16 August 2018