Reilly second in Great Britain as Wisbech Fenland Flyers bounce into trampoline national finals event
Wisbech Fenland Flyers' top five elite performers bounced their way into the National Finals event which only invites the top 24 on the league table in each age group to compete for their ranking in Great Britain.
The two day event took place at the Derby Arena, with the preliminary rounds happening on the Saturday.
To get through to the second day the performers had to place in the top eight.
Double Mini Trampoline Event – Saturday
Amelia Gee and Alana Pritchard started in the 13-14 Girls DMT event, the first time Flyers has entered this discipline this year. Both girls had to compete two flawless passes to be in with a chance of being placed in the top eight. Both girls were amazing with Amelia placed 17th and Alana making the top eight.
Trampoline Event – Saturday
Flyers' youngest National Performer Reilly Anderson, aged 10, did enough to be placed eighth after the first day.
Alana after her DMT event had to then compete in the 13-14 girls for trampolining. Alana used her first event to her advantage and performed two amazing routines, securing a place in the top eight. This means Alana competed in both disciplines on the Sunday.
Ella Wilson in the 15-16 Girls suffers from lost move syndrome, this means she loses moves that she has performed and competed in the past, but for no reason cannot take off for them. Ella with the support of her teammates executed her routines to a very high standard securing a top eight place.
Lastup was 19 year-old Jasmine Hailes-Pope, in her fifth National Finals. Jasmine join the other four competitors from Fenland Flyers into Sunday’s Finals, where all eight competitors start a fresh competition.
Alana Pritchard competed in the DMT event first, her final passes had to be different from the ones that she competed in the preliminary rounds. The standard in the Finals was well beyond expected, and Alana was placed fourth, missing out on a medal by 0.1.
From this event Alana went straight into her trampoline final for sixth place.
Both Ella and Jasmine performed their routine, achieving excellent scores: Ella’s was placed eighth with Jasmine sixth. Reilly had the support of the girls and had a much better competition on the Sunday and he achieved second place in Great Britain.
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