NSW rising trampoline superstars lead the way
A gold, bronze and many other wonderful results!
The rising stars of Australia’s trampoline and tumbling scene have showed the world what they’re made of at the 2022 Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competition (WAGC).
NSW sent 11 athletes as part of the Australian team, to compete in Sofia, Bulgaria from November 23-26. The event is an opportunity for promising young gymnasts between the ages of 11 and 21 to participate in a prestigious competition following on from the 36th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships.
More than 800 athletes from 41 nations competed across four disciplines - Individual Trampoline, Synchronised Trampoline, Double Mini-trampoline (DMT), and Tumbling.
Congratulations to the following athletes:
Age Group 1 (11-12 year olds)
• Alexsa Kachan | Kachan School of Tumbling (KSTP)
Alexsa won a GOLD
medal for her tumbling performance, with a score of 23.200. The young superstar also qualified in first place as well as getting the top score in the first final. Total domination! The 12-year-old also ranked in the top 8 in DMT, where she qualified to the finals.
Age Group 2 (13-14 year olds)
• Leo Steimbeisser | Sydney Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre (SGAC)
The 13-year-old came an impressive 7th in the world in DMT, with a score of 24.100.
Age Group 3 (15-16 year olds)
• Rylee McKeon | KSTP
Rylee competed in tumbling, where the 15-year-old won a BRONZE medal for her spectacular routine with a score of 22.900.
• Joshua Blench | KSTP
The 15-year-old put in a strong performance in the fierce tumbling field and scored 46.900 to place 9th and become a reserve for the finals.
• Madison Rodd | KSTP
A fantastic effort by Madison Rodd saw the athlete rank 16th in the world in her age group in tumbling, with a score of 42.900.
• Nicolas Diaz Ballas | SGAC
Congratulations Nicolas for competing in the Individual Trampoline discipline, with a score of 56.500. As well as a top 25 result in synchronised trampoline with athlete Brock Batty from Victoria.
• Skye Montgomery + Hayley Sepping | SGAC
A coordinated effort from Skye and Hayley scored the pair 42.020 and a top 15 result! Hayley made it into the top 50 for individual trampoline, while Skye placed 51st with a total score of 81.450.
Age Group 4 (17-21 year olds)
• Brighton Stokes | Altitude Gymnastics + Antonia Diaz Ballas | SGAC
In synchronised trampoline, the pair’s stellar efforts saw them placed within the top 20 with a score of 20.350. On individual trampoline, Antonia scored 44.780 for a top 40 place, and Brighton placed within the top 30 with a score of 47.990. Brighton also went on to compete in DMT where she qualified in second place! The 17-year-old came very close to a podium result, with a 4th place in the second finals round. Amazing work.
• Thomas Aivazian | Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club
Congratulation to Thomas who tumbled his way to a top 20 finish with a score of 44.300.
• Troy Sitkowski | SGAC
The NSW athlete teamed up with Leuca McLeod from Queensland and synchronised their efforts for a top 20 place with a score of 10.240. Troy also went on to qualify in second place to get to the DMT finals!
What a team full of talent! Congratulations, we are so proud of you all!
Thank you also goes to our officials for their hard work, expertise and support. Dima Kachan took on the role of Lead Coach in Tumbling, with Assistant Coach Jessie Tullet and Belinda Cox as a trampoline judge.