OCRA Flyers achieved top results at the South West trampoline and double mini-trampoline regionals.
A grant from Sport England to develop gym and trampolining for over 13s and adults enabled the club to purchase a 4×4 competition trampoline and double mini-trampoline (DMT). The equipment has given young people the opportunity to achieve a higher level in trampolining and to try a new gymnastics discipline.
For trampolining, gymnasts perform two routines, which are marked for form and travel. The marks for the two routines are added together to make up the total score.
A double mini-trampoline is a narrow trampoline with a slope (or ‘mount’) and a flat top. Gymnasts perform a total of four passes, which consist of one skill on the top of the double mini, and a dismount skill onto a landing mat.
Owen Pitman came first in the Men’s 13+ NDP4 trampoline category, with outstanding scores for both routines. He went on to win the Men’s 13+ DMT class, again with top scores.
Miya Porter also performed two brilliant routines in the Women’s 13+ NDP3 trampoline class, coming fifth. She then delivered four DMT passes with perfect landings to win a silver medal in the Women’s 13+ NDP1 class, conceding first place by only 0.1. Madison Vine, who also trains DMT at the club, performed four excellent passes to secure first place in the Women’s 13+ NDP1 DMT.
In her first regional level competition, Bethan Honey delivered two excellent routines in the Women’s 11-12 NDP1 trampoline class to come 8th.
The top four in each class are assessed on their strength and flexibility, and each gymnast came away with top scores. All of the young people also qualified for another competition in March, where they will have the opportunity to compete for a place on the regional team.
OCRA’s trampoline sessions are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with DMT on Saturdays, and adult gym and trampolining for 14+ years on Thursdays.