Trampolining A Bounce Above

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Arguably Loughborough’s most energetic club, the trampoling team has been hard at work since the beginning of term preparing to make sure 2012 is one of their best seasons ever.

As part of this preparation, Loughborough played host to the first inter-university trampoline competition of the season. With 20 Universities attending, and over 300 entries, it was set to be an action-packed event. Medals were up for grabs in four events: men and women’s individual, synchro, and DMT (double-mini trampoline).

The event also acted as the first competition of the North East University Trampoline (NEUT) League, where Universities in the region compete to earn points that go towards winning any of 4 prestigious NEUT League shields.

Thanks to months of hard work from the trampoline committee, and an eager group of volunteers from the club, old and new, the day was a huge success.

For many of the competitors the competition acted as a perfect measuring tool to gauge their current level of training and routine difficulty however Loughborough made sure they stamped their authority on the weekend with some expert performances from many of the gymnasts.

Claire Stapenhill made a repeat of her exploits from last year by taking gold in Uber (top ability category) whilst Antony Smith, also competing in the top Uber catagory, claiming bronze in the men’s individual. Teaming up with Tim Lord the individual medalists also helped Loughborough claim an overall team gold to earn valuable points in the NEUT league.

After this initial competition the club is now looking forwards to the upcoming season whereby the focus remains on BUCS success. A particular focus will rest on the team and synchro events alongside trying to achieve a maximum number of individual qualifiers for the championships next year.

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