Trampolinists Spring South to Compete
Wanaka Trampolining and Tumbling (TNT) Club closed out their 2018 competition season with high recognition at the Southland Regional Trampoline and Tumbling championship in Te Anau.
Amongst overall solid performances from the Wanaka TNT team, highlights include Jessie Winter who competed in the 13/14 year age group to win the tumbling, double mini trampoline and trampoline categories.
Most age groups had 20 participants in each recreation-grade event. Eva Small won the trampoline event and locked in second place in the double mini in the eight years and under group with Olivia Noble-Kirkbride finishing in third in the same group. Isabella Noble-Kirkbride finished second place in trampoline and third in double mini in the 11/12 years recreation grade.
Deia Carson-Wolfe, who recently won her first national title at the 2018 National Gymsports Championships, came in first in tumbling, double mini and trampoline in the 13/14 year age group. Imogen Dougherty won the trampoline, double mini and secured second in the tumbling for the 11/12 year age group.
Elizabeth Pell won the trampoline event by stepping up into the 11/12 year age group due to no A-grade competition in her age group. The marking criteria increases with each age bracket.
The championships incorporated an introductory ‘recreational’ event for those new to the sport; this competition was hosted by Flite Trampolining Club, which is one of the last remaining club in Southland.
Allison McLean, The Wanaka Sun, 22 November 2018