What a busy, bubbly and brilliant weekend for Wetherby Gymnastics Club
Regional Grade 3
Martha performed with style and tension, showing the quality in her routines to potentially be in the top 10. Placing 6th on bars, sticking her routine to place 10th on beam, and 14th overall with lots of experience gained. Well done Martha you passed with commendation.
Lucy performed consistently on all the apparatus. Placing 6th on conditioning, sticking her beam routine and placing a pleasing 10th place overall and passed with commendation.
National Grade 4
Katie started her competition with nerves on beam but went on to perform the other apparatus with increasing confidence. Passing her first national grade with commendation. Well done Katie.
Emily also had a nervous start on beam but went on to show routines that had the potential to be the champion. Despite the errors the judges could see the quality. Placing 3rd on conditioning and 16th overall. So much progress made to pass with Distinction. Well done Emily.
Regional Grade 2
Libby had a difficult few sessions of preparation leading up to the grade with niggly ankle and hip worries but was able to push through and passed her grade with commendation. Well done Libby.
Evie performed well on all apparatus, working so hard over several months to fully prepare herself for the floor, placing 7th on beam, 3rd on conditioning. Passing with commendation and an excellent 13th place overall.
Lulu performed confidently on all apparatus, showing the quality in her routines to potentially be a medal contender. Placing 6th on bars, 6th on conditioning and achieving a 7th place ribbon overall. Passing with commendation, well done Lulu.
National Grade 3
Sophie’s ability to control her nerves under pressure and deliver her best performances on every apparatus is phenomenal. 1st on vault, 6th on bars, 8th on beam, 5th on floor, 5th on conditioning.
When she Landed her beam dismount, the sense of relief flooded over her as she shared a huge hug with Ellie, such a very special moment.
Sophie placed 5th overall qualifying for a place in the national final and to represent her region on the national stage. Managing the stress of Mock GCSE exams, adjusting her vault run to factor in her rapidly increasing leg strength and leg length over weeks of training, overcoming her worries on bars, so many straddle jumps, roundoffs, reverse spins. Sophie never failed to do the work needed every session to fully prepare. We are so proud of you Sophie.
National Grade 2
Ellie knew she was ready and would do her best to follow in Sophie’s footsteps. Placing 2nd on vault, 10th on bars, 1st on beam, 2nd on floor, 6th on conditioning. Landing her beam to be greeted by Sophie’s delighted hug! You did it too!
Ellie placed 2nd overall qualifying for a place in the national final and to represent her region on the national stage.
Managing the stress of A-level exams, learning your chemistry symbols in the stands of the arena, Ellie never failed to do the work needed every session to fully prepare. I am so proud to be your coach, Ellie.
I would like to say thank you to Sharon for judging all weekend. To Mrs Nobbs for her coaching and support.
Wetherby had an amazing team of parents setting up the arena for the Yorkshire gymnasts. Thank you for your energy, muscles, and “can do” attitude. Mrs Nobbs and myself would also like to say a special thank you to:
Emma, James and Helen for their patience and logic when we were all so tired late Friday night setting up the Yorkshire photo backdrop.
To Louise and Nick for staying on Sunday to help dismantle the equipment in the arena when so few volunteers came forward.
To all 5 of the Ushers who simply went above and beyond this weekend, refusing to leave until they knew that there was nothing more that could be done to support myself and Mrs Nobbs with equipment.
It really was a brilliant team effort this weekend. Go team Wetherby!