Tram­po­line ath­letes soar

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glen - Files from Jean Juneau

On the week­end of Jan. 24-25, ath­letes from the Air Glid­ers Tram­po­line Club at­tended the Sec­ond On­tario Cup in Ottawa, pro­vid­ing the kids the op­por­tu­nity to per­form their rou­tines in front of par­ents, fam­ily, and friends as this com­pe­ti­tion was close to home.

Air Glid­ers was rep­re­sented at this com­pe­ti­tion by six ath­letes: Au­drey Mil­lette – L1 Women age 11-12, Caitlin McIn­nis and Ari­anne Pilon – L1 Women age 14, Laura Lebel – L1 Women age 15+, Kasper Furo – L1 Men 13+, and Schuyler Schel­len­berg – L4 Men.

Schel­len­berg, the most ad­vanced tram­polin­ist in the club, had a great per­for­mance, re­ceiv­ing the sec­ond high­est score of his level and earn­ing the sil­ver medal.

Au­drey Mil­lette also had a very good per­for­mance. In just her sec­ond ex­pe­ri­ence at a tram­po­line com­pe­ti­tion, she earned her­self a fourth place rib­bon.

A min­i­mum score with at­ten­dance at two out of three com­pe­ti­tions is re­quired to at­tend pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships. Schel­len­berg, Mil­lette, and Lebel have achieved that mark to qual­ify for provin­cials in April. Furo, Pilon, and McIn­nis will fo­cus on the up­com­ing Third Cup in March with a berth at provin­cials on the line.

“I am very proud of the progress our ath­letes are show­ing” says Jean Juneau, head coach for the Air Glid­ers Tram­po­line Club. “Aside from Schuyler who has been jump­ing with us for six years, all of our ath­letes are in their first year of com­pe­ti­tion, which is very good.”

The num­ber of com­peti­tors in On­tario has seen a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease again this year, with over 400 ath­letes try­ing their best in var­i­ous lev­els of the pro­gram. Corn­wall’s own Air Glid­ers Tram­po­line club has six in­spir­ing ath­letes who train twice a week at École Sec­ondaire L’Her­itage. Young jumpers from Corn­wall, Alexan­dria, Moose Creek, and as far as Moun­tain have made the choice to en­gage them­selves in train­ing to dis­play their abil­i­ties in the var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions. –

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