Gymnasts beaming from meet
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.