Posted on 07/09/2022 in Tumbling
It was a thrilling weekend for Scotland’s trampoline, double-mini trampoline and tumbling gymnasts as an 87 strong team represented the region and claimed a phenomenal 34 medals at the inter-regional team final event in Sheffield from 2 to 4 September.
The tumbling gymnasts went on to win the overall tumbling cup with a convincing lead in the points, ahead of the South East region. Scottish DMT gymnasts narrowly missed out on team third place in the DMT by just four points and there were individual medals across all three disciplines over the two days of competition.
Gymnasts selected for the regional team have been working hard in their clubs and competed across our full domestic calendar of qualification events in 2022, meeting the section standards to make the team and compete for the region. The competition, which took place at the English Institute of Sport saw gymnasts from levels one to four compete for medals and it was a great display of skills.
It was a hugely successful weekend for Scottish tumbling gymnasts with a total of 16 medals returning to Scottish clubs – showing the progress and success of developing this discipline, and the hard work and dedication of both gymnasts, coaches and clubs over the last few years. For many of the younger gymnasts, this is the first time they have competed at this level.
The level one gymnasts performed well, with Sapphire’s Jorja Holt winning the women’s 9-10 age group and Megan McNab from Dynamite Gymnastics Club taking bronze. Saul Doherty (Clyde Valley) took the men’s title in this age group. In the 11-12 age group, there was silver for Chloe Anderson (Dynamite) with her teammate Evie McRobbie narrowly missing out on a medal. Miguel Reis Forres from Clyde Valley also secured bronze.
Level two men Leo Nesson (Clyde Valley) and Findlay Robertson (Hamilton) both won silver medals in their age groups. Emily Roberts from Dynamite and Gracie Geddes from Dundee joined each other on the top of the podium in the women’s 13-14 competition and Chantelle Barclay took home gold in the women’s 15+ category.
Sapphire gymnast Robert MacMillan won gold in the level three men’s 13+ competition and Abbie Macleod from Dynamite competed well in a smaller category to come second. There were a further four medals at level four, with a joint gold for Skye McNicol (Dynamite), silver for Kayden Carson (East Kilbride) and Christopher Speirs (Dynamite) and a bronze for Millie Redford who is also from Dynamite.
In the trampoline competition, there were nine individual medals for Scottish gymnasts – with five gold, three silver and a bronze medal.
At level one, Keiron Prior from Dynamite secured a silver in the Men’s 13-17 age category, with Banchory’s Meghan Oliver also winning silver in the women’s 11-12 age group. There was a bronze medal for Melissa Mendicino (Sparta Trampoline Club) in the 9-10 women’s category, the youngest age group in competition over the weekend.
There was a golden moment for Dynamite’s Zac MacFadden as he claimed the regional team title in the men’s level two 13-14 age group competition. Archie Lawson from City of Edinburgh added to Scotland’s medal tally on the trampoline with a silver in the level three men’s 11-12 age category.
Levels three and four saw 23 gymnasts compete, with two gold medals for the 15+ age group. Thomas Sorenssen (Flyers Trampoline Club) won the top medal in the men’s level three 15+ group and Ellie Stewart (All Star Elite Trampoline & DMT Team) also won the women’s category.
At age 13-14 – another two stellar performances saw gold medals return to Scotland, with Millie McWilliams (Alba Trampoline Club) and Sparta’s Ollie Kingston winning the level four competition for women and men respectively. A special mention to John Buist from Flyers who also competed well in this category, finishing in fourth place.
DMT gymnasts from Scotland have seen success in the past, and this year was no different with a further nine medals returning from the competition. At level one there was a gold for Amelia McAulay (Alba Trampoline Club) in the women’s 9-12 age group, and a second medal of the competition for Kieron Prior with a bronze in the 13+ competition.
There was one medal at level two, with a bronze medal going to Kirsten Davie from City of Edinburgh in the women’s 13+ category.
The majority of medals in DMT came from the Scottish level three and four gymnasts with gold medals for Two Foot Higher teammates Ben Masterton, Aaron Loftus and Amy Kristoffersen as well as a silver for Findlay Robertson from South Lanarkshire Trampoline Gymnastics Club. There were two bronze medals at these levels, with JUMP Gymnastics Club’s Daniel Geddes taking a podium place in the men’s 17+ and Alba’s Millie McWilliams taking her second medal of the competition in the women’s 13-14.
Congratulations to all of the gymnasts who competed at the event, and to the coaching team selected to support the team in Sheffield.
You can see the full results and the team using the link below, as well as your opportunity to see some of these fantastic gymnasts back in action as they hope to claim a national title at the 2022 Scottish Trampoline and DMT Championships in Perth on 24-25 September.