Gym­nasts beam­ing from meet

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

A TO­TAL of 123 gym­nasts con­verged from Ather­ton, Bar­ron Val­ley, South­side Cairns, Ma­reeba, Moss­man and Townsville to com­pete in the MACCA Team Chal­lenge at Bar­ron Val­ley on Septem­ber 7-8.

The Moss­man and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics Club had three teams com­pete in Lev­els 1 and 3 of the Women’s Artis­tic Gym­nas­tics event.

Bar­ron Val­ley Gym­nas­tics Club in Cairns is renowned as a hotspot for rep­re­sent­ing gym­nasts as State cham­pi­ons and even train­ing gym­nasts to at­tend comps on the national level.

The Team Chal­lenge in­volved in­di­vid­ual teams work­ing to­gether for a com­bined score to beat the other teams’ to­tals, with the goal of at­tain­ing a tro­phy in 1st, 2nd or 3rd plac­ings for proud dis­play at their re­spec­tive clubs.

On the Satur­day, WAG Level 3 saw 11 teams com­pete with a to­tal of 50 gym­nasts. Moss­man and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics Club had 4 of its Level 3 girls as a team. Tali Hoye, Della Miller, Jorja Harvey & Paulina Bern­hardi ex­celled up against such tough com­pe­ti­tion re­ceiv­ing 2nd on Beam and 4th on Floor, rank­ing 6th over­all out of the 11 teams.

On the Sun­day, WAG level 1 saw eight teams com­pete, num­ber­ing 37 gym­nasts. The Moss­man and Dis­trict Gym­nas­tics Club had two teams in Level 1 (Gold Team) - Laura Lee, Piper Leo, Lena Sch­midt, Jaymi Bur­combe, Ruby Col­bridge and Saf­fiya Gonsalves. (Green Team) - Rosa John­son, Char­lotte Hen­der­son, Remy Leo, Alyssa Heise and Charli Feben.

WAG Level 1 (Gold Team) did very well in all lev­els, but best of all bring­ing home third on the Beam. Moss­man Gold Team was the youngest team, aged 5 yrs and above, and all were com­pet­ing for the first time.

WAG Level 1 (Green Team) had their hard work in train­ing pay off, proudly re­ceiv­ing first on Vault, sec­ond on Bars, sec­ond on Beam and first on Floor.

They ranked 1st over­all in Level 1. A great ac­com­plish­ment was for Char­lotte Hen­der­son on a per­sonal level scor­ing 55.25 plac­ing 1st and Alyssa Heise with 54 points plac­ing 2nd out of 37 gym­nasts.

The girls were well rewarded for their ef­forts, along with their fam­i­lies and coaches, do­ing Moss­man and Dis­tricts proud.

MDGC have some of their WAG Level 3 girls pre­par­ing to travel to Townsville to com­pete in the 2013 Trop­i­cal Townsville In­vi­ta­tional on Oc­to­ber 18, while oth­ers are train­ing hard to move up to the next rung and have their first Level 4 ex­pe­ri­ence in the Table­lands Christ­mas In­vi­ta­tional sched­uled for Novem­ber 16-17 in Ather­ton for WAG and Ma­reeba for MAG.

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