A highly productive 3rd qualifier for T & T grouping
by Randy Pascal
While the veterans of the GymZone – Sudbury Laurels trampoline and tumbling team are leading the way, the next wave of talent are already showing
signs of what it is to come as the crew recently competed at the T & T 3rd Qualifier in Cambridge.
Gearing up for the Eastern Canadian Championships May 17th to 20th in Québec City, Hector Loiselle (Level 3 – Tumbling) racked up a first
place finish in his bracket, posting a score of 54.80, an improvement of 2.10 points from the 2nd Qualifier.
Brooklyn Lavallee (Level 3 – Tumbling) did likewise, bumping her score by 1.10 points in ascending to top spot with a final score of 52.70, while
Connor MacDonald continues to fight his way through various bumps and bruises, celebrating his first gold medal performance in tumbling.
With an two-pass score of 111.80, the national level tumbler received consistent scores of 9.4 and 9.5 on his three-skill pass, making this easily his
best meet since making the jump up to join with the provincial elite in this event.
Additionally, every single one of the five Level 1 tumblers who represented the Laurels at the competition were able to demonstrate an improvement from
their last meet in Niagara Falls, one month earlier, with details as follows:
Victoria Baxter: 54.90 (+2.6) - 6th place finish, achieving her goal of a top-8 placement
Jessica Abbott: 51.20 (+2.4) – 9th place finish, achieving her goal of a top-ten placement
Avani Innis: 54.20 (+2.8) - 9th place finish, earned a berth at provincial championships
Shelby Schwar: 54.60 (+2.4) - 10th place finish, earned a berth at provincial championships
Isabelle Croteau: 51.20 (+0.9) - 13th place finish
Finally, Kylie Baxter (Level 1 – Trampoline) unveiled a new routine with a higher degree of difficulty than the predecessor, good enough to leave
her sitting in 7th place in the rankings with a score of 76.945.
The bulk of this group will now focus on the Tumbling & Trampoline Ontario Championships in Pickering, from May 24th to the 26th.